This Week in Social: Google Music, Paypal Integrate With Facebook, Simon Cowell Joins Twitter

By Liam Foy

Google Music

This week Google has taken Google Music out of Beta and made it available to all.  Google want Google Music to help people spend more time listening to their collection and less time managing it. They have fully integrated it with the Android Market and offers more than 13 million tracks from artists on Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI. Unfortunately Google Music is only available in the United Staes at the moment.

Paypal integrate with Facebook

PayPal has launched a Facebook application designed to let users of the social networking site send money to each other. Facebook users can now send money to their friends and family, whether it’s for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary or just because along with an e-card, photos, videos and a message. With just a few clicks and a PayPal account money can be sent.

Continue reading on the Paypal Blog.

Facebook Updates

Facebook this week rolled out two new changes to their photo uploads and Events. Now, when you upload photos to an album, you can see each photo as it uploads and watch the upload progress in real-time. The Events feature update involves several key changes — including a Bing-generated map that allows viewers to get directions to the venue, grouping all response actions in one place on the page, and removing the emphasis from the “Not Attending”.

More on the photo uploading on the Facebook blog and the Event changes here.

Simon Cowell joins Twitter

After dozens of spoof and fake accounts, Simon Cowell finally gave in and joined the social networking site Twitter, with the words: ‘It’s official, I know it’s taken a while. It’s really me! We’re live in 10 minutes. I’ll keep you posted. Lots of love #iamsimon’. Cowell had described the adoption of social media as a means of voting as “fantastic”, saying that it offered the X Factor’s audience “more and more choice”.

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This post was written by Liam Foy

As Head of Client Services, Liam ensures that all of his clients’ strategies are on track, delivering ROI and coming up with new ideas to drive them forward. Beer makes him tick, reading, learning and drinking it.