Social Media News: July 26th

Angelo Fernandez | @angelobfs

In this weekly 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.

#RoyalBaby: The Social Media #Fail - With all the social media winning from brands around the announcement of the birth of the royal baby, there is one that seemed to miss the boat: The British Monarchy.

#RoyalBaby George Alexander Louis

Chiptole "Hack" of Twitter Goes Viral - People were asking if it was a user error, a glitch in new software or genius guerrilla marketing. In the end it ended up being a clue for Chipotle's Adventurrito puzzle.

LinkedIn Introduces Sponsored Updates for Companies - LinkedIn introduced Sponsored Updates on Tuesday, which will let the more than 3 million companies on the social network pay to promote updates to a broader audience, rather than just to those users who already follow them.

David Hahn, LinkedIn's vice president of product management

Twitter Users Share Their Happiest Moments Through Photo Project - It all started when Richard Deitsch, a writer for Sports Illustrated with over 87,000 followers, asked a simple question: How many of you have a photograph of the single best moment of your life?

How NOT to Use Social Media for Business

Twitter's Account-Suspending Spree