9/27/2012 6:55 PM
Exploring the Great Barrier Reef got a little easier when Google added underwater panoramas to Google Street View. Thanks to a partnership with The Caitlin Seaview Survey, Google is also offering subaquatic views of Hanauma Bay in Hawaii and the Apo Islands in the Philippines. Head to Mashable for more information and a video on this great new tool.
Facebook poke wars will never be the same now that pokes update in real-time. According to TechCrunch the updated feature was built by an intern and is one of the longest-standing features on Facebook. This is sure to be the beginning of many epic back-and-forth battles.
Rumors were circulating early this week that Facebook had made pre-2009 messages public on Timeline. Facebook responded in a statement saying this rumor originated when users mistook old wall posts for private messages, and that messages were not public. Breathe a deep sigh of relief and see the full statement from Facebook at Gizmodo.
It’s no secret that Google+ has been slow to garner a passionate and wide-reaching fan base, but maybe Guy Kawasaki’s love letter to Google+ on The Huffington Post will change that. Read more about why he sees a future for this platform.
Running a Facebook contest is one of the best ways to increase engagement and generate buzz online. However, finding a low-cost app that’s right for the job can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully, Social Media Today has six criteria for evaluating promotion apps for Facebook to help you find the right tool for your contest.