YouTube iOS Streaming, Google Gadgets, Marketing During Crises: the Social 6 for 4/16/13

It's kind of funny how things pan out sometimes: on a day like today, I wouldn't have imagined that most of my top links would lead to Google in one way or another, yet that's exactly what happened. Today we saw a number of every useful, practical information -- from how business blogging and G+ go hand in hand to how brand marketers can take steps towards handling social media (and beyond) during situations like Monday's Boston Marathon tragedy. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Why Google Plus Wants Every Business Blogging (Small Business Trends)

#5: Clever Uses for Reverse Image Search (Lifehacker)

#4: How Google searches will start looking very different in the US & Europe (New Statesman)

#3: In a major move, YouTube's iOS App now features live streaming (Mashable)

#2: The Brand Marketer's Checklist When Tragedy Strikes (Social Media Today)

#1: Google's Next Group of Gadgets Will Blow You Away, Says Eric Schmidt (AllThingsD)

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Bieber Debit Cards, Biz Best Practices, Social Media Hostility

Well it's a busy day, so it's a short post from me. Sorry, I'm boring today. But...you still love me since you're still reading this :).

Here's your Social 6:

#6: On being a hero (Christopher S. Penn blog)

#5: Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users (Slashgear)

#4: The Wild and Wonderful Future of Wireless (Ecommerce Times)

#3: With Social Media, the Proof Is in the Payoff (Everything PR)

#2: Bieber Backs a Debit Card for Teenagers, From Parents (New York Times)

#1: Several social networks open up portals for business best practices (Social Fresh)

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Spotify, Pandora, Nexgate, Vine, Webby Nominees: the Social 6 for 4/9/13

Interestingly enough, today it seemed like plenty of the new that's trending (Webby Awards, Spotify, Pandora, Colbert pushing Bill Clinton to Twitter) is much more pop culture than I normally go with my Social 6, as we normally lean more business-y. Then again, that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes, no? Here's your Social 6:

#6: Check Out the 2013 Webby Award Nominees (Mashable)

#5: Pandora Surpasses 200 Million Registered Users, 140 Million Access Via Mobile (TechCrunch)

#4: Nexgate scores $3.5m to help firms avoid social media embarrassment (The Next Web)

#3: Spotify officially launches its Follow tab, step one in its mission to become more social (The Next Web)

#2: Stephen Colbert Helps Bill Clinton Send First Tweet (Mashable)

#1: Vine tops App Store as #1 free & #1 social app - but only in US (The Next Web)

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Twitter for Business, SEC & Social Media, and Digital Resumes: the Social 6 for 4/2/13

Folks, I'm not going to lie to you: April 2nd had a flew of good news & views around the social web. Now, I know the boss of your boss' boss called you in for a four-hour meeting and you didn't get caught up on your reading. No worries! I've got you covered. Here's your Social 6:

#6: A Google Plus Overview: Breaking Through Misconceptions [INFOGRAPHIC] (Social Media Today)

#5: 9 Social Media #Workhacks To Make Your Company More Likeable Online (Likeable Media blog)

#4: Goodbye, Paper Resumés. Now You Can Tweet To Get Hired (Refinery29)

#3: 10 Reasons You're Not Getting a Raise (& What You Can Do About It) (Lifehacker)

#2: Reimagining SEC disclosure for a social media world (Wall Street Journal)

#1: Twitter Relaunches Twitter for Business (Mashable)

 

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Gay Marriage, Women Entrepreneurs, YouTube Shutting Down: the Social 6 Weekend Edition

Wow, a pretty busy weekend in terms of the quality of the links that were being passed around. Of course, given it happens to be the first of April, the YouTube story simply had to be in the top spot (and it's fun to watch). Yet the two marriage equality links, content sharing techniques, and more shared below are definitely worth more than a look as well. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Facebook's Gay Marriage Map (AllThingsD)

#5: Walmart's Latest Bright Idea: Let Customers Do the Schlepping  (Ecommerce Times)

#4: The Strategy Behind the Viral Red Marriage Equality Campaign (Mashable)

#3: Why are there not more women entrepreneurs? (Forbes)

#2: 43 Proven Content Shares That'll Help You Start Conversations In Your Social Networks (Business 2 Community)

#1: YouTube Announces It's Shutting Down & Picking a Winner (Going Social)

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Tweetdeck Upgrades, Storify VIP Service, Klout + Instagram, Amazon + Goodreads: the Social 6 for 3/29/12

It's funny: there are slow weeks, and then there are weeks -- days, actually -- like yesterday. Pretty much everything that makes up the Social 6 from the last 24 hours is a must-read if you want to keep on top of mobile, digital, and social happenings. Between the Goodreads move, Klout's added focus on Instagram, Facebook's new cover photo rules, and everything else, I'd advise you to get some popcorn and strap in. Here's your Social 6:

#6: Storify debuts its VIP Service for publishers (Mashable)

#5: Cody for iPhone, the exercise journal that lets you record & share workouts with friends (TheNextWeb)

#4: Twitter tricks out TweetDeck for Mac: content & user filters, advanced search options, more (TheNextWeb)

#3: Facebook Changes Cover Image Restrictions (Again) (SocialFresh)

#2: Amazon buying Goodreads! Is the retailing giant going social? (ReadWrite)

#1: Klout starts tying in with Instagram data (AllThingsD)

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Visual.ly, KitchMe, BBC Hacks, Twitter & TV Ratings: the Social 6 for 3/21/13

Crazy crazy day, running from meeting to meeting, and yet the links I shared today seemed to go nuts with you guys. Visual.ly's Google Analytics capabilities actually ran away with today's top link by a large margin, but there's plenty more great reading to be found here, so let's dive in, shall we? Here's your Social 6:

#6: Coupons.com Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe & Meal Planning Service KitchMe  (TechCrunch)

#5: Twitter Untangles Its Overgrown Org Chart (AllThingsD)

#4: BBC Weather’s Twitter account has been hijacked by anti-Syrian hackers (The Next Web)

#3: Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Buys Livestar, Starbucks' Shoddy Square Rollout (Street Fight)

#2: More Twitter Chatter Correlates to Higher TV Ratings, Study Reveals (Mashable)

#1: Visual.ly’s new Google Analytics tool sends you weekly Web metric reports as infographics (The Next Web)

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