This Week in Social Media

May 11, 2012

By Joshua Woodham

I'll be the first to admit, I'm not the best writer in the world.

However, there is a lot going on in the world of Social Media so I have decided to put together a weekly column listing a few of the bigger news stories from around the web.

If you have something newsworthy, you can send me the details via our contact form. 

Facebook getting App store.

Facebook is launching a new App Center, “a place to find social, web, desktop, and mobile apps” — and not just Facebook apps.

Read the full article at the Washington Post.

photo courtesy of the Facebook developers blog

Facebook IPO

Facebook's IPO is drawing near. The world's largest Social Network is looking to achieve between $28 - $35 per share valuing the company at $77b - $96b (yes that's billion).

Analysts are skeptical whether or not Facebook can continue to justify this valuation suggesting that the larger you are the harder it is to grow. (The law of large numbers).

The IPO is scheduled for the 17th May.

Watch the full video at Business Day


CricHQ Kicking ass in the Sporting apps world


A good friend of mine 'Dave Robertson' headed down to Wellington last year after completing his Web design/development degree at EIT. We had been working on a few projects together and I knew he had exceptional skills well beyond that of most graduates.

I wasn't surprised to hear that Dave had been snapped up for a job at Nuffie Productions to work on mobile App CricHQ.

With more than 40,000 users logged into the app at any one time, CricHQ is making huge waves.

The success of the app has been put down to it's transformation into a Social Media tool where users provide the essential content for the apps success: hard data, news and analysis.

CricHQ has already had some big cricket names such as Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum and Scott Styris investing in the app.

Read the full article at Idealog

Rebecca blacks 'Friday' Producer creates sequel (video)

And finally, a bit of ummm, fun? 

Remember 'Friday' by Rebecca Black? (Come on of course you do).

Ridiculed producer 'Patrice Wilson' has created a tongue and Cheek Sequel to the song entitled 'Happy'.

Although I don't think Patrice is looking to break any records, I still found the video very cringeworthy and managed about 30 seconds before switching it off.

Let me know in the comments below if you managed to hang in any longer.


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