It's been a busy week for me and for the world of social media, so let's get right down to it....in pins, of course.
1) Pinterest adds analytics. Up until now, if you wanted to track repins, click-thrus or any other metrics for the stuff you pin, you had to use a third-party service like Pinreach or Curalate. But no more...this week, Pinterest introduced analytics for business accounts. Sadly, they also seem to have screwed up embed codes for pins, so forgive the links instead of the usual embedded pins. The linked article gives instructions on how to convert your existing account to a business account and how to view analytics.
2) Bye Google Reader. Yesterday, Google dropped the bomb that Google Reader will no longer be available after July 1, 2013. People are scrambling to figure out what they're going to do without the platform upon which many people have relied for keeping up with the tons of content that's out there. Here are some good Google Reader alternatives, and here are some more.
3) Infographic tools. The hottest trend in digital is visual...much to the chagrin of infographic haters everywhere (I used to be one; I'm warming up to them). Here is a good post on 10 tools for creating infographics and visualizations.
4) White Cosmo. Are you a spiller like I am? If so and you accordingly avoid cosmos because you don't want to stain your clothes with cranberry juice, avoid no more: behold the white cosmo.
5) Hire me? If you make those white cosmos, I'd be super grateful if you drink a toast to my unemployment and wish me well finding a new gig. Turned out after my big declaration about how I was quitting community management, I missed it like crazy and decided to try to course-correct while my experience is still current. So that new Hire Me tab on my site's menu outlines my freelance capabilities and links to my resume and Linkedin profile if you know of any gigs you think I might be a good match for. I'll be sure to report back here if Pinterest ends up being instrumental in terms of new opportunities.
What are your thoughts on infographic resumes, while we're on both subjects? I think this one looks pretty cool and am considering trying one out.