Social media these days appears to have almost taken over the news world, with news about new revenue streams and creative uses of the companies that make-up the social world. Today, Mashable’s Social Monopoly has us passing Go and buying Digg along with Twitter announcing their support for third party app advertising solutions.
Over at Mashable, they always have something creative up their sleeve when it comes to the Social Media world and how it works. Crystal Gibson came up with the board you see above. That is, a real life Monopoly board made up of the companies, devices and services that power the social media communities.
Worth noting is that Boardwalk and Park Place, generally known as the most valuable properties on a Monopoly board are Twitter and Facebook (the most popular social networks) and that the long, lost MySpace is jail. Smartphones make up what would be the railroads, Go has WiFi capabilities and Wikipedia is free parking.
What is not pictured, however, are the cards that were given to Mashable that have sayings such as: “You’ve unlocked the ’stalker’ badge on Foursquare, collect $100.” or “Your video has become MySpace video of the week. No one cares. Don’t do anything.” Certainly intriguing, but would you buy this edition of Monopoly? Let us know in the comments section below.
Twitter has announced that they are readying the ability to run Promoted Tweets and Promoted Trends on third-party Twitter applications starting with desktop applications. The API (programming interface) has been updated in order for developers to have access to Promoted Tweets and Trends. Don’t expect to be seeing these in tomorrow’s TweetDeck update however:
“Over the next few months, we will begin beta testing with a handful of desktop applications,” said Twitter Developer Advocate Matt Harris in a post on the Twitter Development Talk Google Group. “During this period, we aim to learn a lot, and we will apply those lessons when we expand distribution of Twitter Promoted Products to the broader ecosystem.”