Does anyone remember what the digital space looked like before this week? Pretty soon, we will have almost no recollection of life before Facebook’s timeline (though FB will ironically show us what our life was like before). The “Oh I forgot my wallet trick” will be ancient history because we will all have Google Wallets – and who forgets their phones at home nowadays without making every effort to go back? We won’t have wallets, the old Facebook, or DVDS from Netflix (just from Qwikster). Feel like your little digital world has been spilled on its head? It has – but we’re here to help.
Feel like you’re behind on the Facebook Timeline and all the updates that are coming with it? Adage has your back and wants to tell you what the new Facebook changes announced at F8 mean for your business and your consumers: Facebook Just Shifted from Scale to Engagement
It may seem like old news already, but this week we found out that Google+ entered into its beta phase and is now open to everyone. While it has struggled as an invite only platform, we are really hopeful for where it will go from here. Mashable reports: Google+ Now Open to Everyone
In other news, Google has managed to make our load a little lighter by making room for our entire wallet in our phones. Mashable has the story: Google Wallet Has Arrived
What did you think of Monday’s Netflix announcement? Did you think they were going to un-do their price changes and were you utterly confused when they didn’t? Adage begs the question, What Would a Consumer Think of the Netflix Announcement?
If you thought that was all we had for you this week, then you were wrong! Our retail team wanted us to give you our newest whitepaper: The State of Online Retail
Jen Duguay joins Compete to take on all things social media. She comes from a social issue background, most recently having worked for the Social Innovation Forum, the venture philanthropy arm of Root Cause, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. Jen's interests include singing, marketing, running, art, making guacemole, and using social entrepreneurship to tackle world issues. She has spent time in Belize and the Dominican Republic working on microfinance initiatives and recently traveled to Kenya where she studied the public healthcare system. Follow Jen @jenduguay on Twitter.