Friends, babies, hobbits and councillors all make the cut in this week's social media round up. Enjoy our quick round up of the world this week - all through the eyes of social media.
Baby names go social
Social media mania appears to have gone a little crazy after a mother has named her newborn baby Hashtag. The news was announced on Facebook, and travelled online after being picked up in a tweet by @AwkwardMsgs. Good luck explaining that one to the grandparents.
Too many friends
The University of Edinburgh's Business School has sent its students and the Daily Mail into an anxiety overdrive with a study into the stress levels caused by managing different social circles within Facebook. According to the research, having more friends in the social network causes more problems, as does befriending a boss or parent. Interestingly, more are friends with an ex-partner than a current one, and more than half of employers have not hired someone after checking their Facebook page.
Hobbit of fun
Air New Zealand is no stranger to a good visual story. Hot on the heels of the Middle Earth inspired safety video which has racked up over 9 million views on Youtube, the airline unveiled 'how hobbits fly' - a 777-300ER aircraft re-branded in artwork reflecting the new film. A great time-lapse video shows how it is done, and brings to life the partnership between the airline and the new Hobbit film.
Cornwall gives residents Facebook power
In a bid to save residents' money, Cornwall Council has added a new feature to its Facebook page that allows issues such as planning breaches, pot holes and anti-social behaviour to be reported at the push of a smart phone button. Council leaders state that traffic coming to the official council website via the social network is on the up, and that they wanted to offer a quick and cost effective way to people to have their say.
Friday, November 30, 2012