The Most Important Social Media Updates from this Week 5.1.2013
5.1.2013. | 02:31
Read the latest stories on what’s new in the social media universe!
Facebook launches voice in iOS and Android Messenger apps, tests VoIP calling in Canada
Facebook is continuing to fine-tune and adapt its Messenger mobile apps (iOS/Android), today pushing live updates which include a potentially disruptive feature: voice messages.
The iOS and Android Messenger apps (which will be available later today) have been outfitted with a new option alongside the photo and camera buttons, offering a ‘Record’ toggle that can be pushed and held to record voice messages.
If you don’t like what you’ve recorded, slide it off to cancel the message or let go to send it.
11 Ways To Build A Community Around Your Google+ Page
Just recently, Google announced the released of Google+ Pages, allowing people to create a Page about their brand, company, or blog. Because we all know the impact Google+ and +1’s have in Google’s search results, you should get a head start on building a community around your page and leave your competitors in the dust.
(Note from Caleb: I’ve also included a four-minute video I put together to quickly show you how to create a Google+ page. If you are reading this in an email or via RSS, you can find the full video here. Also, be sure to check out the brand spanking new Google+ pages for Think Traffic and Expert Enough.)
Arizona rep. Michelle Ugenti, a Republican, proposed House Bill 2004, which would outlaw online impersonation without permission and with malicious intent. Critics say it could violate the First Amendment and bring an end to those beloved parody accounts.
The bill would make it a felony to create a website or profile in someone else’s name with the intention to “harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten.” Sending an email or text that appears to come from someone else with the intention to harm or defraud would be a misdemeanor.