Social Media News: May 17th

Angelo Fernandez | @angelobfs In this weekly blog post we recap the latest social media news, trends and headlines. Sometimes we'll throw in a few viral videos because after all, it is Friday.

Google I/O 2013 Is All About Cleaning Up the Mess and Filling In the Gaps - Google was less interested in wowing the crowds with flashy hardware and software news, and more interested in making itself look good.

Google CEO Larry Page at Google I/O 2013

YouTube Launches Paid Channels - YouTube is launching a pilot program that will offer paid channels on YouTube with subscription fees starting at $0.99 per month. Every channel has a 14-day free trial, and many offer discounted yearly rates.

Pinning on the go just got better - Pinterest rolls out new and better features in iOS 2.4 and Android 1.5. You can now receive notifications from Pinterest on your phone, mention your friends and they've made their search better.

Pinterest on Mobile Device Screenshot

Tweet Profiling - New Twitter analyzer, TweetGenie, guesses user age and gender by analyzing data from the contents of the user’s last 200 tweets.

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