We´re already in mid february and Week.9 of the #MidWeekNickle is back. There´s been a lot of action the past week. One thing that really made people open their eyelids was Facebook humble purchase of Whatsapp for the astonishing amount of 19 billion dollars.
You probably didn´t miss this since its been all over the news but Facebook just acquired Whatsapp. What I like the most is the spinoffs of what one can purchase for 19 billion dollars instead of Whatsapp. They also shutting down the Facebook email and expanding the possibilities to target. There´s also a link to guide you too free online Facebook cover collage maker.
- Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $16 billion
- What Else Could Facebook Buy With $19 Billion?
- Facebook ad targeting to include location, demographic, interests, off-site behavior
- Sidor med högst LikeRank (swedish link)
- 7 Best Free Online Facebook Cover Collage Maker
Twitter takes the big step becoming a crystal ball and predicts the future. At least if you believe this study. Microsoft principal researcher Danah Boyd let us know what teens really are doing on Twitter and Instagram. Also Twitter have introduced what they call a Marketing Platform Program.
- Can Twitter Predict Major Events? A New Study Says Yes
- What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram
- Introducing the Marketing Platform Program
LinkedIn prepares to open up access to its publishing platform to all 277 million users on its network, not only big influencers.
Gmail starts this week a new, clearly marked ”unsubscribe” link that will appear at the top of the header field in marketers’ emails. Nice one!
Hack for Sweden
In mid march a very interesting hackathon is taking place. 13 authorities of Sweden have open their API:s to let the public get hold of the data and transform it to something that benefits us all. Awesome idea! My friend Rasmus Lewenhaupt are thinking of joining.
Talk of the week about compassion
In this delightful talk, philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that’s ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it’s easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age. (Filmed at TEDxParis.)
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