Each week, the Qnary team hosts a Friday morning meeting where we discuss the most complex issues in social media today. This week, our team highlighted recent studies, Facebook information, and YouTube commenting. Read below to see what we find interesting.
Study: Mothers with Children Under 5 Most Active on Social Media
A new study by information-service company Experian claims that mothers with children under 5 are more active on social media than the general public. These mothers are twice as likely to post comments on social-networking websites than the rest of the U.S. population, according to the study.(via Mashable).
How the Masses Misuse Social Media
Twitter and other social media outlets have made it easier than ever to track the real-time response to current events and controversies. Using data from Twitter social search engine “Topsy,” BrickHouse Security did a comparison of tweet volume over time to see how many people were using the Twitter medium for communicating important historic events, versus how many people were using it for popular cultural events. The results are (regrettably) not surprising. (via Social Media Today).
Facebook Introduces New Like and Share Buttons
Facebook is a little blue today — but it’s not a bug, it’s a feature. The site announced that the Like buttons and Share buttons have been redesigned, showcasing Facebook’s shade of blue. The new design will be rolled out in the coming weeks. (via Inside Facebook).
YouTube Starts Rolling Out New Commenting System
In September, YouTube announced that it would soon roll out a new commenting system powered by Google+. After testing it on channel discussion tabs for a few weeks, it’s now starting to roll it out to all videos on the site. (via TechCrunch).
Pinterest Introduces Related Pins
If you like creatively decorated cupcakes, you might be into suggestions about how to decorate your dinner table when entertaining guests. That’s the kind of thing Pinterest might suggest to you in its latest initiative to improve discovery on the site. The social-sharing platform is adding a new recommendations feature called Related Pins to users’ feeds. (via Mashable)