Every week millions of interesting links pop up around the Web. Some detail updates and advances in technology, some provide great insight to marketing strategies and tactics, some broaden our knowledge of the world around us, and others are just plain out-there. Since most of the staff at Aristotle share these links with each other, we thought we’d share them with you too. Enjoy.
- Facebook secretly wants to get classy.
Insider reports indicate Facebook is exploring the possibility of adding classifieds to its newsfeeds. This ultimately could replace Craigslist, and certainly newspaper classifieds. Do you want to be able to buy a used couch, or find an apartment or a job on Facebook?
- Facebook Timeline makeover coming?
For a small percentage of users, Facebook is testing a new single-column Timeline format. What do you think of it?
- 2012 Social Media Stats Infographic
Among the most interesting stats here are those for Google+. Check them out.
- Facebook brands can now manage global pages more elegantly.
If you happen to be CMO of a major international brand, this will be important for you.
- Reddit explained in rap video
If you’re a Reddit newbie, does this clarify things for you? Might be best to just dive in and let the magic wash over you.
- Google Drive files now shareable in Google+ without leaving the social stream.
This is one of those under-reported changes that’s actually pretty neat.
- Is Flickr going to reinvent itself? Is Yahoo about to become a major mobile player? A hiring decision at Yahoo points to yes.
Yahoo’s new CEO has appointed its wunderkind Adam Cahan, founder & CEO of the impressive TV-analyzing IntoNow social-mobile app, as head of Yahoo’s mobile efforts, enabled screens and the once-popular Flickr.
- Time’s Instagram gallery of Hurricane Sandy photos.
The photos are extremely compelling, and so is the business case for why Time turned its Instagram account over to four professional photographers to capture the images during and after the storm.
- Long Islanders use Google Docs and Facebook to locate and connect loved ones missing after Hurricane Sandy.
It’s important to remember how valuable these free technologies can be when it really matters.
- Obama v. Romney on Tumblr
Who’s winning on the microblogging engagement front?
- Foursquare launches I Voted check-in, voter info app.
We vote “yes” in answer to the question of whether this new app is timely, useful, and cool.
- Twitter dress lights up the red carpet.
The most surprising thing about this interactive, real-time Twitter dress might be that it wasn’t worn by @ladygaga.
- Best reactions in images & GIFS to Disney’s $4 billion Star Wars buyout.
With the news of the acquisition, the geekiverse exploded like Alderaan, but luckily this has already fueled the collective creativity of Trekkies everywhere. When you wish upon a Death Star…