Sarah Herbert | @herbyfulyloaded 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.
Hints Of Facebook Launching RSS feeds For Users: So far, it's just a hint. But, a RSS feed on Facebook would allow users to subscribe to and pull in content from news organizations, blogs and videos to keep up with news.
Facebook Soon To Use Hashtags: In order to allow users to surface conversations easier, Facebook will soon be employing the hashtag. Hashtags will be both clickable and searchable, so, for example, topics like #NSALeaks or #NBAFinals will now exist.
Chicago Cubs Third Baseman Ian Stewart suspended Without Pay For Twitter Rant: Obviously, no one ever taught him that everything you say online has permanence and impact.
YouTube Founders Focus On New Video Tools: Since Google bought their company in 2006, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chim have been busily creating new video social media tools, such as "Wanpai", which is similar to Vine but in Chinese. They have also created "Avos," in which Google is currently an investor.
Enjoy the outdoors this weekend, but don't try this at home.