Wow what a busy week we had here at Headstream towers with a lot of exciting new projects kicking off! Unfortunately that meant the last edition of #TheStream got delayed but here we are back on track. Let’s take a look at some of the headlines from the previous two weeks in social, tech and marketing.
Twitter Search Update
Over the weekend Twitter radically improved their search offering. In a blog post titled “Simpler Search” Twitter outlines the two main areas of improvement that will be heading to Twitter.com and their mobile applications. They are rolling out an auto-complete feature which shows you the most relevant topics/users as you type and filtering options which allow you to see search results from everyone or just those you follow.
This update shows just how serious Twitter are with real time search and could well be a big player in the search world in the very near future.
Facebook App Center Global Rollout
Facebook’s answer to the App Store is their much talked about App Center. Previously only available in the US from last week they began rolling it out globally and have today announced a list of countries that can expect to begin seeing it including Brazil, France and Germany. There are also localization tools available for each territory.
During Google I/O 2012 some very interesting numbers were unveiled by Google which paints a very different picture to what has been reported before about Google+ usage. We have already written about the other announcements here but felt these numbers should really be highlighted again:
- 250 million user sign ups
- 150 million monthly active users
- More users access Google+ through their mobile device than on the desktop
- 50% of users sign in daily
- Average user spends 12 minutes a day “in stream”
Here is the video celebrating one year of Google+:
iPhone 5th Anniversary
This one passed by quite a few people but did you know it was five years ago on Friday the 29th June the first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs? It’s incredible to think just how much everything has changed in that time. Here is the video of the late Apple CEO making the original announcement:
A short and sweet one this week. Let us know what you think of the latest news in the comments below.
Until next time!