A new Digg, a new school year, and a new weekly roundup of essential resources. In case you were too busy buying pencils and calculators for yourself or a young ‘un, we’ve pulled together our top posts from the past week or so.
Check out our updates on Digg, or our infographic on the state of the Geosocial Universe in Social Media. Tech’s your thing? We’ve got your back to school apps, how to figure out those pesky QR codes, or how to “unsend” e-mails in Gmail. Finally, our business section brings you tips on creating logos, alternatives to Foursquare and a peak inside the Edelman offices.
Looking for even more social media resources? You can find this guide every weekend, where you can check out all of the lists-gone-by.
- 7 Cool Chrome Extensions for Twitter
These feature-rich Chrome extensions can make Twitter’s homepage as powerful as any desktop app.
- 20 Cool Twitter Accounts for Daily Fun and Inspiration [PICS]
In addition to real-time news, Twitter is great for daily doses of inspiration, education, entertainment, and most of all, fun.
- The State of the GeoSocial Universe [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wondering what the big picture looks like when it comes to location features and social networks? This should put it all into perspective.
- New Digg Is Live: What It Means For Digg and For You
After more than a month of testing its new alpha version to invite-only users, Digg’s redesigned site is live for everyone.
- A Brief History of Digg
Just a few months shy of its sixth birthday, social news site Digg has launched its highly anticipated overhaul/redesign. Here we take a look back at site’s developments over the years.
- Facebook Privacy: 6 Years of Controversy [INFOGRAPHIC]
The release of Facebook Places raised serious privacy concerns for users of the social network. Check out this infographic that traces the history of Facebook’s privacy snafus.
- Mayor Wars: A Battle For Foursquare Supremacy [VIDEO]
One of the more hotly contested mayorships in New York City is that of the Chipotle restaurant on St. Marks Place, where two Foursquare developers have been battling for the title.
Tech & Mobile
- HOW TO: Change the Google Logo to Your Favorite Google Doodle
Wish you could have those whimsical Doodles on your Google homepage every day of the year? You can, with this clever Greasemonkey script for Firefox and Chrome users.
- 10 Classic PC Games That Found New Life on the iPhone
Check out 10 of the greatest, most influential, straight-up classic computer games ever made, all available on – and completely remastered for Apple’s handset.
- HOW TO: Undo “Send” in Gmail
Gmail now lets you “undo” a sent e-mail within 30 seconds after you send it. Here’s how to do it.
- HOW TO: Create and Deploy Your Own QR Codes
For anyone new to QR codes, click through our gallery for a super basic, step-by-step guide on how to create and deploy your own scannable messages.
- The Unwritten Rules of Texting [VIDEO]
We asked New Yorkers on the street what some of the unwritten rules of texting are and what their texting habits are like. Watch their opinions here.
- 10 iPhone Apps to Get You Back to School
Did you know that 14-17 year-old girls in the U.S. send an average of 100 texts each day? Check out this infographic for more interesting SMS stats and facts.
- Stop Being Rude and Put Away Your Phone, the Digi-World Can Wait
Constantly perusing your phone is freaking rude — a clear signal that your reception is more important than anything going on in the here and now.
- 6 New Mac Apps for Designers and Developers
As the end of summer approaches, we wanted to highlight six more Mac apps that have been released in the last few month for developers or designers.
- Life After Google: 15 Startups Founded by Ex-Employees
In the process of accumulating more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Google also accumulated a lot of former employees. Many “Xooglers” have gone on to create their own startups worthy of buzz.
- Why Smartphone Adoption May Not Be as Big as You Think
With all the talk about apps and the mobile web, you’d expect smartphone adoption to be rising faster than it is. Check out these interesting worldwide smartphone usage trends.
- Net Neutrality: 7 Worst Case Scenarios
If net neutrality is upheld or abandoned, what’s the worst that could happen? We spoke to experts on both sides of the issue to find out what’s at stake.
- How Non-Profits are Exploring Augmented Reality Tech
Augmented reality shows real promise in the fields of education and the arts, but cost and complexity are often prohibitive for cash-strapped non-profits.
- 10 Tips For Aspiring Community Managers
Though there’s no silver bullet to being a successful community manager, we’ve gathered some tips from community builders on what it takes to land a job.
- Beyond Foursquare: 5 Location-Based Apps for Your Small Business
Foursquare is blowing up with brands like Starbucks and Jimmy Choo, but smaller businesses can find a niche with smaller location-based services.
- 4 Things to Consider When Creating a Business Logo
Whether you’re going to hire a pro or put those college art electives to good use, take a moment to heed some expert advice about what makes a biz logo “sticky.”
- Cubicle Spy: At Work with Steve Rubel of Edelman [PICS]
Though he might be a self-declared minimalist, Rubel’s workspace contains an interesting variety of toys, gadgets and military paraphenalia.
- Top 5 Ways Big Brands are Using Foursquare
Brand engagement on Foursquare is not about linking users back to your site, but creating a new location-based product that has value for fans and followers.
- 5 Lightweight CMS Alternatives for Small Businesses
These five lightweight alternatives might not have as many options and features as a traditional CMS, but they are built with an emphasis on making web pages easy to create and update.
- HOW TO: Handle an Employee’s Controversial Online Behavior
You can’t control everything your employees say on social networks, but it’s important to have a plan in place in case of controversy. Here are some specific tips.
- HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Your Business Facebook Page
Want more people to “Like” your business Fan Page? Here are some practical tips to keep the Facebook conversation going, and hopefully drive sales.
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