I’m sure you already know that Instagram has been acquired by Facebook for approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares. However, the service will remain running as it is for now, especially since users fail to welcome their new overlord. If you’re still not convinced by its ‘power’, you might want to find out more about how it changed the way users take and share photos. Some even say Instagram is to Facebook as YouTube was to Google. Here you have 10 ways the two acquisitions are similar.
Talking about social media, TripAdvisor unveils next phase of Facebook tie-in, with friends of friends included in reviews. As if you don’t have enough on your mind already, you might want to know what crooks and companies learn when you overshare. Google+ redesigns and says 100m of its 170m users used it in past 30 days. It looks like search engine’s catchup social network grows number of users rapidly but engagement data remains sketchy, according to The Guardian. LinkedIn will launch two new functions for companies who have followers on LinkedIn, both of which will be of interest to marketers and advertisers: “Targeted Updates” and “Follower Statistics.”
Business Insider report that a new study according to which the CPM on Twitter is much, much higher than what you’ll get on Facebook. In short, Twitter’s ads perform 14 times better than Facebook’s.
You might be surprised, but, according to The Wall, bad online reviews are actually good for business. While you’ll still pondering this, here you have some ideas about how to make the most of the Timeline, and a question via BBC: is life after Firefox? For those into infographics, don’t miss this interesting article about things you can learn from the New York Times data visualizations. And I bet you didn’t see this coming, but there’s a new iPhone app which aims to sweeten dreams (?!). Sleep on it over the weekend. Have a great one!