Social media update: 16/12/2011

18 Dec

Afternoon All,

Not long left ‘til Christmas now folks! Here’s the last social media update of this year, but don’t worry, I’ll be back again in January 2012 to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from the world of social media!

So, what have we got in this week’s update? Well – take a look at Heineken’s (social) Christmas tree, Facebook launches Timeline to all,and find out what other brands have been getting festive this Christmas!

Merry Christmas, happy new year and happy reading 🙂


General news Now you can send a private message to your favourite brands on Facebook!

Sports Illustrated let you pick the best cover on Facebook – what’s your choice?

What do you think about this idea? A gigantic Google street view shooting game!

Find out who you’re sitting next to before you fly – thanks to KLM! Would you want to know?

New Facebook Timeline is now available to all! Here’s the feedback so far…

Santa going social? Find out more here..

Facebook coupons? Sounds good – US only for now though!

Finally – you can now poll on LinkedIn Groups!

Is Google+ a game changer? There’s a book about it – coming out soon…

Take a look at what Skittles have come up with now…

How does social media affect holiday purchases? Find out here!


One to watch…  If you haven’t already – check out Heineken’s Social Tree on Facebook 🙂

Ford have an exciting interactive new app – don’t miss it!


This week’s awesome case study Here are the worst and best social media campaigns of 2011!
This week’s must bookmark site Bottlenose makes it much easier to control your social media content – find out more here!

Are you missing some mistletoe? Don’t worry, try this…

Quote of the week Delegating one’s tweets to professional tweeters will inevitably homogenise the message.”

Herminia Ibarra, professor at Insead, as quoted by the Financial Times


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