Empire Avenue is an online game that has achieved enormous popularity lately. It is a form of stock market, where every player is a stock and you can buy or sell shares in each other. Your share price and dividends are based on not only your in-game activity, but your real life social network activity as well. Users connect their Facebook, Facebook Page, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts and Empire Avenue automatically records and scores your activity. Users are also able to connect one or more blogs and RSS feeds.
Digg has launched a completely new website, app and mobile version. The new Digg is being referred to as v1. The company’s blog post gave a sneak peak and took us through the motivation for completely rebuilding Digg and what will be coming.
Starting with LinkedIn, Twitter has been publicly making moves to gain more control over Twitter user’s experience. Several weeks ago, Twitter severed ties with LinkedIn and stopped allowing Twitter user’s Tweets to be automatically displayed within the LinkedIn site on user’s profile pages. Now, Instagram is next.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, but it’s far more than just a syndication tool.
Yelp, the social network for finding and sharing location activities, has released version 6.0.0 of their mobile app. The update description states: This update is literally filled to the brim with awesomeness. We’re not joking — we had to get an intern to stand on the top of it just to get it zipped up …
Twitter released version 4.3.1 of their mobile app. Changes included:
- Numerous accessibility improvements
- Fixed crasher affecting some users when launching app
- Fixed issue with ambient notifications becoming stuck when sending Tweets or Direct Messages
- Fixed issue with layout of Connect tab
There was no additional information available on twitter.com.
Instagram has released version 2.5.1 for their mobile app. The update states that it includes bug fixes, as well as new support for Flickr authentication.
Instagram is the social photo sharing network that has recently reached 80 million users. According to the Instagram website:
As expected, LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has rolled out a new design and layout for their users designed to streamline and improve the user experience. Changes include: A Simpler Design – the new LinkedIn layout has been simplified dramatically. Menus, content blocks and ads have been moved and reconfigured, and the overall color scheme …
In May we talked about how businesses can leverage Delicious stacks to curate their content. In an announcement on July 22nd, Delicious stated that Stacks will be consolidated with Tags starting in early August. According to the statement: We introduced stacks last year as a visually rich way to think about your links and we’ve …