Quora, Chain.ly, Coca-Cola, The Walking Dead: The Social 6 News Roundup for 9/6/12

September 6, 2012jeremygoldmanApps, Facebook, Google, Social 6 Daily Recaps, StartupsNo Comments

The last 24 hours saw a nice mix of news, from Coca-Cola and The Walking Dead’s major milestones to a hot new startup, a great piece on how to best leverage Google+ to make connections, and more. Let’s get to it:

#6: Chain.ly Is the Craigslist for Finding People Who Can Help Out

“Chain.ly is a community board that wants to impact the world by making Internet-driven connections less serendipitous. While Twitter hashtags or Reddit campaigns can sometimes lead to success, Chain.ly hopes it will be a go-to platform for people to find the help they need…co-founder Bruno Ligutti added, ‘We want to position Chain.ly as the Craigslist meets Kickstarter — not a fundraising website but a social platform for asking for help.'”


#5: Quora Arrives on Android, Complete With Voice Search, Widgets And A Deep Search Integration

“After a long wait, Quora just arrived on Android today…Quora is launching the Android app simultaneously in Google’s Play store and Amazon’s appstore. The app allows you to do almost everything you can on the site.”

#4: What my Google Plus “About” Page Does for Me

“The untouched missing element in LinkedIn is the lack of any means of real-time communication…contrast this with Google+: people search terms and tags, come upon content-sharers whom they may not already be following and Circle us or comment on our posts.”

#3: ‘The Walking Dead’ Celebrates Facebook Milestone With Awesome Poster

“AMC’s The Walking Dead just passed the 10 million fan mark on Facebook. That’s a big number — especially for a television show on cable TV.To celebrate the event, AMC created an awesome graphic to thank fans of the show. A pitch-perfect homage to the movie poster from 2009′s The Social Network, the graphic even has its own tagline: ‘You don’t get 10 million fans without eating a few.'”

#2: With Embeddable Timelines, Twitter Widgets Become More Interactive

“Twitter announced a new feature today that’s supposed to make it easier for publishers to embed a timeline of relevant tweets — the company describes it as a way for ‘publishers, writers, developers, and any Twitter user to drop a rich, interactive piece of Twitter into their websites.’”

#1: Coca-Cola Is First Retail Brand to Pass 50 Million Facebook Fans

“Coca-Cola passed 50 million fans on Facebook shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday…[it] is the first retail brand to hit this milestone. Disney, Converse and Starbucks, three of the other most popular retail brands, each have fewer than 40 million fans on Facebook at the moment.”

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