Recently, I made the decision to put a halt to my tweeting for the time being. A friend of mine visited me from New York this past weekend and told me that if I didn’t knock it off with all the tweets, Facebook updates, suggestions and funny articles, he was going to defriend me… in life. That got me to thinking, “What’s going on in the world of social networking anyway?” As it turns out, the answer is, “Lots!”
Today’s edition of the Tues News puts the spotlight on social networks. If you don’t know what social networks are, then I want to know where your cave is because boy, does it sound secluded! Of course, we’re talking about Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and the like. I recently saw this funny, artistic interpretation on such sites and thought I’d pass it along even though I don’t think it’s very accurate. Still, if I were to tweet about it, it might make me more popular (@mblock, everyone)!
Enough chit chat, let’s get going!
- Have you ever wondered what kind of twitterer you are? Well, Yahoo has a new feature called “Know Your Mojo” that will tell you. As it turns out, if you ask Yahoo, I’m a “Matchmaker,” meaning that I like to send out a lot of URLs to people to keep them aware of the newest cool, funny or quirky things going on online. Of course, if you ask my friend Doug, I’m an “annoying nuisance who needs to take a week off.” I’m taking Doug’s advice, as I mentioned before. Because, after all, Doug can punch me; Yahoo probably won’t. [AdAge]
- What happens when MySpace decides to horn in on Facebook’s territory? We may be about to find out. With Facebook seeming like the future of social networking and MySpace seeming like the past, most of the toe-stepping has been perpetrated by Facebook against MySpace and not t’other way ’round. Well, with MySpace set to buy iLike, Facebook’s most popular music app, MySpace may be looking to reclaim dominance in the online music realm. What is this, 2006? [TechCrunch]
- Have you ever wondered what would happen to your most prized possessions when you die? I know that I toss and turn at night worrying about the fight that will inevitably break out over my autographed glossy photograph of Matt “El Caliente” Cedeño. Possessions, though, are tangible and will probably just go to your strongest family member; what do you do about your Facebook? That’s right, it’s a password protected, undying, virtual version of you and death has no effect on it! For some, their profiles will serve as a happy reminder to their loved ones of the outgoing and fun people that they were. For others, these things are time bombs loaded with photos and wall posts that you wouldn’t want representing you while you’re drinking from the magical, milkshake waterfall (that’s where you’ll find me in Heaven). Time’s online edition addresses the issue of Facebook life after death in an intriguing piece that is sure to make you think twice about posting that picture of yourself smoking 2 cigarettes at once, chugging 2 bottles of liquor or naming “2 Fast 2 Furious” as your all-time favorite movie. None of those decisions will seem 2 smart when you’re dead! [Time]
That does it for the social edition of the Tues News. Sorry, it got a little bleak there at the end. Hopefully, the funny picture links made up for it. Thanks for stopping by. Read up on and keep up with the online world; keep reading Tues News! Catch ya later and be sure to retweet!