This Week in Social: Beyonce Baby Revelation Breaks Tweet Record, Could Be Competition To LinkedIn

By Rob McNair


Beyonce Baby Revelation Breaks Tweet record

According to Twitter’s global PR team, Beyonce’s baby reveal  gave Twitter a record bump of 8,868 tweets per second. That means that Beyonce’s VMA moment received more mentions per second than the Women’s World Cup, Japan’s New Year or Osama bin Laden’s death.

More on this story on Mashable.


The Sims Becomes The Fastest Growing Facebook App

Electronic Arts has a hit on its hands! The Sims Social has been the fastest growing application on Facebook this week, since debuting on 23rd August just over a week ago. The application has had a growth of over 16 million users in a single week.


Invite Facebook friends To Dig Through Your JunkBox

Invite all of your Facebook friends to a yard sale with JunkBox, a new app for the social network. Playing off the cliché, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” JunkBox offers Facebook users a way to buy, sell, trade, and barter their unwanted items. Could Be Competition To LinkedIn


Path.To basically aims to simplify the way professionals connect and promote themselves online. is in a combination of and LinkedIn. Users can create photo-rich, sleek professional profiles with simple user discovery.

Read more on the about on their blog.


Google+ and Facebook Roll Out Google Chrome Extensions



On Wednesday Google released the Google +1 Button extension allowing you to +1 a web page anywhere on the web. Browsers now no longer have to rely on a site to implement the +1 Button. Facebook followed shortly after as they rolled out their Like Button extension, that according to Google is indeed built by Facebook itself.

Read more on the Google+ extension and Facebook Like extention.


Facebook Music Service Coming At F8

Facebook has bandied a variety of music-related ideas around over the years and in 2008 it was poised to launch a streaming music of some sort in collaboration with a single music company such as Lala. Now at F8 there is going to be an announcement about their new music service.

Continue reading at InsideFacebook.

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This post was written by Rob McNair

Rob has experience advising some of the worlds most iconic brands. He thrives on helping improving social media knowledge within organisations with the ultimate goal of making theirs brands more social, transparent and accountable.