Have you heard about the new Friendfeed page that is currently in beta mode? If you haven’t, you might want to check it out. The new home page design is a big upgrade from the current cluttered and disorganized Friendfeed site. And if you’re both a Friendfeed and Twitter user, you’d immediately notice the striking resemblance between the Friendfeed in beta and Twitter’s home page.
Digg.com is rolling out it’s own toolbar called DiggBar which I could simply describe as a uber cool web tool. Whereas other site toolbars requires you to install a plug-in or script on your browser and then let it pop out by activating it from your browser’s Toolbar Menu before you can start using it, the DiggBar offers a faster way.
Two new start-ups have recently joined the already saturated social network market. First you have Flickr co-founder’s new venture Hunch.com which is a decision-making site akin to Yahoo Answers and the other one is the social reviews/opinions site Lunch.com. Both social sites offer something new and take the already familiar social networking route with a different minor twist. But both draw on crowd-sourcing and user participation for their activities, hence both are worthy of being categorized as social network/media/tool.
I was supposed to write only about the one-year course specializing on social media but then I also came across this article re a book catalog using Twitter. So decided to write an article about them together as it clearly shows how social media is becoming a way of life today.
Google has been pretty busy this week, despite the recently announced layoffs of around 200 Googlers. For those who are not affected by Google’s labor downsizing, life goes on at Google and its products and services. This week, we’ve discovered 7 new features of six Google major products and services. All seven of these new features aim to enhance user experience and activity while using those six products and service. So, here 7 new features of 6 Google products and services.