My Five: Five things worth sharing from the last week (or so), brought to you by a different member of the Browser Media team every Friday.
This week’s My Five is by Ashleigh.
With Christmas fast approaching Google has made some updates to its location targeting and location extensions to try and help businesses make the most out of the holiday season. These changes include:
A study released by Recommend.ly this week shows that 70.1% of Facebook pages are updated less than once a month.
The study also revealed that ‘likes’ for business Facebook pages have taken a nose dive, whilst ‘likes’ for celebrity pages are on the up. When comparing March to October the average number of fans of celebrities went from 9,144 to 11,713, whilst business pages went from 6,407 to 3,233.
The study also showed that visual content, photos and videos for example, worked much better than non-visual content when engaging with fans.
Ukraine-based company EnableTalk has developed a pair of gloves that can translate sign language into speech.
The gloves contain 14 flexible sensors, a microcontroller and a Bluetooth transmitter which translate sign language into text, which can then be read via a smartphone app.
Pretty clever eh?
It was revealed this week after testing by RootMetrics that EE’s new 4G network can only really be described as ‘patchy’.
The data collected (shared exclusively with the BBC) showed that only 40.2% of the test areas in Manchester had access to the new 4G network, while outside the city centre there was no coverage at all.
According to a report by Sparkler, Facebook is the most popular social network used amongst the super-rich residents of Europe.
Facebook commissioned Sparkler to conduct the survey of 1,991 residents from the UK, France and Germany, who were all among the top 20% of earners in their fields. 80% of the sample were also the main / equal share breadwinners.
The study revealed 5 types of Facebook users amongst the rich:
For more details about the study, visit http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/11159-facebook-aims-for-luxury-brands-with-study-into-how-the-rich-use-social.