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Aug242010

Top social media stories of the week

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A rundown of the hottest articles we found thanks to Twitter

If there’s one thing we love Twitter for, it’s sharing social media news and ideas. Just in the past week we’ve found a good heap of fascinating and useful stories from websites and blogs which may have slipped under your radar. Here’s a rundown of the top stories that got us talking.

Google Tests Streaming, As-You-Type Search Results
Google is looking to revolutionize the search engine game again. Click the link to see a video of streaming search results in action and decide for yourself if it’s great news, or just a gimmick.

Kit Kat’s Risky Word of Mouth Marketing Campaign
Advertisers usually shy away from the powder keg subject matter that is religion. Kit Kat decided to take the risk and launch a word of mouth campaign based on claiming to have spotted Jesus in a half eaten Kit Kat.

Can Augmented Reality Help Save the Print Publishing Industry?
With doom being proclaimed for the traditional ways of newspaper and magazine publishers, they are starting to explore some exciting new approaches to distributing their media. Not only is augmented reality adding fun, but a new depth to storytelling.

Social Media and Letting Off Steam
We tend to let go when we’re on social media, giving the world the piece of our mind we generally reserve in real world exchanges. But this isn’t always a good thing as the impression we create online can be far different than what we expect, or want. Some fascinating thoughts to ponder as you tweet and update the world about what you're thinking right now.

Kinderkreis: Danse Gooshers!
And finally, your hilarious viral phenomenon of the week comes from Germany in what is either a hoax, or the most unsettling children’s program of all time.



For more of our favorite articles, blog posts and bizarre videos, follow The Duffy Agency on Twitter: @theduffyagency.

 

Jason Ross is a copywriter for The Duffy Agency. He loves working on both traditional and social media projects and speculating on the future of the ad industry.

 

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