Google’s photo sharing platform Picasa has made a couple of updates today.
The new Picasa will now allow visitors and album owners to share photos with friends on different social networks. Now while you’re looking a photo album, you will also see three new sharing options, Twitter, Google Buzz and Blogger. You just have to click one of the icons and the selected photo or album will be shared to one of the chosen social network.
That’s a really good update but not unique, Flickr users have had Twitter functionality and a URL shortener for quite a long time now.
Archive for April, 2010
Tags: election 2010, HD, Prime Minister, Sky News
Soon your news channel will appear much clearer.
Sky will begin to broadcast its news channel in HD after next week’s General Election. It could be taken as a sort of welcoming present to the new Prime Minister!
From 9pm on election day, thursday 6 May, Sky News will be then broadcast in high definition, completing the networks HD coverage of all Sky’s TV brands entertainment, sport and film.
The Sky News studio has been totally redone to support the HD filming. Viewers will experience the channel for the first time during the election coverage with a special show called ‘Decision Time’.
Your Sky News HD will be broadcast on Sky channel 517, while the standard definition channel remains on channel 501.
Tags: Adobe Flash, Apple, Flash, steve jobs
Steve Jobs finally gives real answers to people’s questions.
HE has posted a long open letter on Flash, listing all the reasons why Apple has decided not to support it on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Here is the link to the letter, it’s very interesting.
Tags: bbc, facebook, Live debate, political debate
Tonight BBC will stream the expected live political leader’s debate on Facebook. It’s the first time for the broadcaster. CNN was first to partner with Facebook to provide live streaming of Barack Obama’s inauguration.
The debate will also be streamed live on it’s website.
The BBC’s political correspondents will also provide updates via Twitter during the debate, and users can give their reactions live.
The BBC will provide an embed code which will open up the debate for third-party sites to stream, as Sky did last week.
Don’t miss out!
Tags: facebook, Foursquare, Jimmy Choo, twitter
Jimmy Choo is running a real-time treasure hunt around London, using location-based social media tool Foursquare.
Get prepared, over the next few weeks, a single pair of trainers from the new Jimmy Choo trainer range will check in fashionable, trendy hangouts around London. It will send real-time updates about its whereabouts. ‘The Pair’ will only stay for a few minutes, the lucky person who reaches the venue in time to catch the trainers will win a pair in their size.
It’s the first time that Jimmy Choo uses a social media tool to engage its audience. Quite a smart campaign though!