From playoff games heard around the social media sphere – to a Today Show 60 Year anchor reunion – we’ve had a week of media highlights to remember. 2012 has already brought interest to a number of new tech tools, networking sites, and articles worth checking out. Explore some of the links below, and continue your new year with some online inspiration!
1. Starting Off a New Year With Online Organization
Getting organized can be that one task that somehow continuously seems to bump down your daily “To-Do” list. Thankfully, there are a number of online tools that help make the process less of a burden. Ragan’s PR Daily highlights tech tools, like Evernote, that allow you to gather notes, ideas and photos, and store them in a central location for easy reference.
2. Twitter Takes On the Tebow Effect
Sunday night, Bronco fans nationwide not only jumped from their seats with excitement, but decided to take to Twitter after witnessing Tim Tebow’s 80-yard overtime touchdown pass. The moment captured 9,420 tweets per second, passing Beyonce’s MTV Video Music Awards pregnancy announcement. Twitter claims the Tebow play is the second highest tweets-per-second event in its history. Mashable.com shares other noteworthy Twitter reactions.
3. Viral Videos Help Make Dreams Come True
Chelsea Gill is as ordinary as you or I, except for the fact that she has a Youtube video that has gained over 200,000 views – and has completed her dream of spending an evening with Jason Segal. Chelsea uploaded a video of her singing to Segal – requesting they meet – to Youtube, and before long the video had gotten recognition from Segal himself, as well as news and social media sites. Mark Schaefer highlights a timeline of the video progression on his blog.
4. The Today Show Celebrates 60 Year Milestone
It’s hard to imagine a weekday morning without tuning in to the Today Show on NBC. From watching my mother enjoy her cup of coffee before school, to now enjoying my own cup before heading into work, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and one of the few co-hosts that have joined the team throughout the years, were always my morning start. Look back at the show’s 60 year presence on their website.
5. Pinterest: A Different Approach to Social Media
Pinterest, a social network allowing members to share – or “pin” -photographs for inspiration, has gained popularity among a number of popular brands. Mashable.com has compiled a slideshow of the top brands using the site, as well as tips for better use.