Friday Search & Social – the Castleford roundup
It's Friday again, which means the Castleford Media team are sharing our favourite recent headlines from the world of search and social media.
A total of 33 million people in 189 countries tuned into the Grand Finale, which capped off a week-long music festival here in Australia featuring 101 musicians from 33 countries around the world in an effort to make classical music more accessible.
We're also loving the new Facebook-style functionality that is starting to show up on LinkedIn. The professional networking site announced its new developer platform on Wednesday, which includes a 'recommend' button that echoes Facebook's 'like' button and a new 'share' function that resembles Twitter's retweet capability.
One of our savvy account managers came across this gem from TechCrunch – a pair of developers have already found a way to create an extension to blend Google's new +1 with Facebook 'likes' in a new tool called +Like, which is compatible with Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
We think we agree with blogger Alexia Tsotsis, who wrote: "If I was Google, +Like would have me shaking in my boots."