JD’s Super Social Media Weekly Roundup for Monday, September 5

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I was out sick last Monday, so this week is twice the fun.

What Tools Were Super This Past Week?

  • RoboHash — creates unique images of robots/aliens/monsters/whatever from your text. (example of “jdhancock”)
  • Tweet Grader — provides stats about your use of Twitter, including how long you’ve been tweeting. (example)
  • Memolane — is a timeline of your online life. (example)
  • Nike+ — is Nike’s online service for runners, providing maps, stats, and social networking.

What Else Was Super?

  • Buffer announced it would be adding support for Facebook.
  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, said Google+ was an identity service and those who don’t want to reveal their real name should not use it.
  • Twitter rolled out user galleries, which shows images you’ve tweeted.
  • Facebook shut down Facebook Places.
  • I passed 7,000 tweets. Is this an achievement, or do I just share too much?
  • PeerIndex said I talk about marketing a lot. Do I?
  • My restaurant received its first positive review on Yelp, which is remarkable since I don’t have a restaurant.
  • Facebook blocked me and several friends from posting this YouTube video because it was “abusive.” What do you think?

What Will Be Super Next Week?

  • About.me is running a contest through September 20. You can vote each day to put my head on a Times Square billboard! Very silly. Very fun.
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