Aug 29, 2012 | Linhart Blog, Our Business

What You Should Know: Digital Media News from the Week

This week, the Linhart Digital Team is bringing you digital media news ranging from Prince Harry naked to the Samsung fiasco. See what is on the docket from the past week:

Infographic: Instagram Statistics 2012 – Digital Buzz Blog
Everyone’s talking about Instagram after the recent $1 billion Facebook acquisition. In just two years, the app has acquired more than 50 million users. Here’s an infographic that shows some pretty impressive stats as Instagram heads toward the 100 million users milestone.

Facebook and CNN Launch Hub for Election Insights – Mashable
Social media, meet broadcast media. Facebook and CNN have teamed up to launch a new tool that tracks buzz on the world’s largest social network in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election.

New Federal Jury Instructions Explicit: No Facebook, No Twitter – NBC News Tech
While judges have always admonished jurors not to blab during a trial and deliberations, some people can’t keep their mouths shut. The growth of social media like Facebook and Twitter have proven too tempting for some jurors,  so a new set of guidelines aims to make it crystal clear: stay off the stuff.

Prince Harry Naked: Royal ‘Deletes Facebook Account’ – The Huffington Post
That’s right. Prince Harry, naked. Check out the article to learn how Facebook contributed to this scandal.

How Brands Leverage Other Brand’s Unhappy Customers on Social – Socialmouths
Brand managers are increasing their use of social media analytics to take advantage of their competitors’ unhappy customers – mainly because, for the first time, they can see in real time when a customer is disgruntled.

3 Reasons Why E-Commerce Companies Need to Be on Social Media – Likeable MediaLinhart PR Digital News of the Week
As the web evolves, more and more companies that have traditionally been brick and mortar are moving toward e-commerce and all the changes that come with it. This both opens the doors to huge amounts of opportunity but also requires some serious social action to ensure success.

How NASA Makes Scientific Data Beautiful – Mashable
While the majority of the things we see from NASA are beautiful images, not all of NASA’s data is packaged into neat little photos. In fact, some of the organization’s most important findings about space come back in the form of numbers, beamed in by one of the many satellites orbiting our planet. This information is brought to life by the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) — a team of scientists and animators that turns numerical data into a dynamic graphic or video for our viewing pleasure.

What’s The Deal with Klout Moments? – Likeable Media
Klout recently underwent a dramatic change in interface and measurement tactics. “We went from about 100 variables that we were looking at to over 400,” said Joe Fernandez, founder and CEO of Klout. Klout now looks at 12 billion data points per day, about 10 times more than before the switch.

Apple Victory Means Soul-Searching for Samsung – USA Today
A U.S. jury’s $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South Korean electronics giant known for its prowess in adapting the innovations of others and nimbly executing production.

The Rise Of Visual Social Media – Fast Company
Blog posts became Facebook updates and Tumblr posts, which then shrunk to Tweets and are now merely visuals on Instagram or Pinterest. Here’s how smart brands are navigating the new visual social-media era.

Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo Notification – Mashable
Be aware of the newest virus on Facebook. This scam could infect your computer if you aren’t careful.


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