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It’s amazing how much happens within a day on social media—never mind a month! Luckily, you have us here to dredge through the internet to show you the best of the best. We love creating, finding and sharing content, so this is one of our favorite posts of the month. Without any further ado, here are some of the most memorable stories of this month:
1. Ryan Gosling Knows How to Dance
I think every woman and man on this planet collectively swoone when they saw Ryan Gosling’s performance at a talent show. After he became a meme and then acted them out, I didn’t believe I could love Ryan Gosling any more… but it’s possible after seeing this video.
2. Corgis Can’t Resist Carly Rae Jepson
3. People Hate the New Bit.ly
Some people are not so psyched about the new Bit.ly features. Now it’s not so simple to share your links on the web. We just want to make sure that you know that Shareaholic’s browser extension lets you share across a ton of social networks in only two clicks.
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4. I Want To Be Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg was the first woman ever to be appointed to the Facebook board. She seriously does it all—her intelligence, leadership and passion constantly impresses me. Seriously…she must be some sort of superhero.
5. Microsoft Buys Yammer
This month Microsoft bought a private corporate social network, Yammer, which was its second biggest purchase since Skype. This is huge—Microsoft is looking to keep Yammer alive and integrate this social network into the Microsoft Office Suite. The social network development space is blowing up and is definitely something you should keep your eye on.
6. Facebook Edges Its Way onto WordPress
In the middle of the month, Facebook released a WordPress plugin that allows you to add Facebook features to your blog and cross-post content to your profile or brand page. Describing it is the simple part—you still have to install it. Social Media Examiner has a tremendous guide that will take you from start to finish.
7. The World Can Be Cruel
8. Ray Bradbury Died
As one of the most well known authors of our time, it was incredibly sad to hear about Ray Bradbury’s passing. He will be so missed that many people are itching to create a new error message online around censorship to honor him.
9. Oreo Got into a Rainbow Pickle
Okay, maybe not a real pickle, but Oreo got in some trouble over supporting Gay Pride on its Facebook page. Though most of the response was positive from the Oreo community, some people vowed to never eat Oreos again. Unfortunately for all the Oreo fans who did support the photo, there will not be an Oreo with six layers. Dang!
10. The Surface vs. the iPad: Who Will Win?
Though the iPad had a hold on the tablet market for some while, Microsoft launched one of the top competitors the iPad has ever seen earlier this month. The Surface has a built in stand and an attachable keyboard–addressing the two major complaints of the iPad. Definitely stay tuned on which tablet people will end up using.
11. Facebook is Sneaky
On Monday, Facebook changed your default email on your profile without letting you know. Fortunately, some people caught the issue and it’s a simple fix. C’mon Facebook…you should know by now to send out an alert to your users.
12. Funnyjunk Tries and Fails to Shut Down the Oatmeal
13. New Twitter Bird Takes Flight
Twitter announced earlier this month that it was rebranding with a new logo to better represent where Twitter is today. Now it looks like the Twitter bird is throwing its head back in laughter at all of our clever tweets from @Shareaholic. (PS: You should follow us!)
14. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Can Rap
…not really, but it’s awesome when someone pretends to be them and does it. This hilarious rap battle between the two technology greats is definitely nerdy and spot-on. Warning, it’s a tad vulgar in the beginning, but gets more clever as you watch.
15. To Share or Not to Share?
People, including us, are always telling you to open up and be authentic on social media, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Here are 7 things to STOP sharing on social media. (We’re all a little guilty sometimes.)
What are some of your favorite stories of the month? Comment below!