Weekly social media recap: Recap edition.Posted on Fri Apr 24 2009
This week's installment of The Social Pathology Report seemed a good a time as any to catch you up on stories that first broke a while back. All the links have to do with ongoing issues and how they developed this week.
- Aussie actor and celebrity Twitterer Hugh Jackman picked two charities deserving of $50K a piece after soliciting charity pitches in less than 140 characters. [Mashable]
- Amid a hemorrhaging user base that seemed to herald a network mass exodus, MySpace's CEO has been ousted in favor of former Facebook exec Owen Van Natta. [WSJ's All Things Digital]
- Much to the chagrin of companies the world over, the technological gulf seems to be widening between Gen Y and the Boomers. All this despite the fact that my mom, aunt and mother-in-law all reached out to me "on the e-mail" today. [ReadWriteWeb]
- Back in mid-March, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was the largest newspaper ever to halt its presses and go strictly digital. So why has its site traffic DECREASED by 23%? [Switched]
and finally... a Friday laugh to hopefully lift my pollen-ated spirits:
- Grammy winning DJ and label head Paul Van Dyk has released an iPhone app (a la Tony Hawk's video game series) that allows you to make some "dope" and "funky" beats on your "telephone". Like my grandmother says: If you don't believe him, just ask him. He's pitching it himself and yes, you guys are all very welcome for me bringing his awesome accent into your life. [Gizmodo]