Social media roundup

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Over the past week we’ve seen some great social media related news and developments which we thought we’d share with you.

The first thing to mention is how the Queen, or rather the British Monarchy, has joined Facebook. At the time of writing this post the Facebook page currently has almost 300,000 fans. The BBC reported that the Royal Family were trying to broaden their international reach and engage people with what the Royal Family are doing. From our point of view, it’s great to see that their social media page is being regularly updated with lots of photos and engaging information. Have you become a fan of the British Monarchy?

Next up is the news that Ping have integrated with Twitter, allowing users to share their Ping activities with their followers on Twitter. Twitter launched the new feature on Thursday 11th November, explaining the key benefits.

“Twitter are making it even easier for people to share music discoveries with their friends by putting Ping activity, song previews and links to purchase and download music from the iTunes Store right in their Tweets on Twitter.com.”

At Sign-Up.to we think this is a great way of promoting Ping and ultimately creates a more sociable experience for the user. Interestingly, Mashable pointed out that Ping users still can’t connect to their Facebook accounts. Arguably it appears Twitter has the advantage, at least for the moment.

The final thing to mention is the Telegraph’s report that one in four people socialises more online than in person. Furthermore they’ve reported that people, on average, have 11 different ways of staying in contact with friends and family all from the comfort of their home. We think it’s important to remember that this survey was only based on 2,000 people but what do you think? Do you communicate with your nearest and dearest online more than in person?

We’ve enjoyed all of these news stories and developments, but have you seen any other interesting articles this week? We’d love to see them so post them in our comments box below!