Part Quora, part Yahoo Answers, Jelly is a new social search app that allows you to gain knowledge from your extended social network. The idea behind it is that if you’re out and about and you see something that you’d want to know more about, you can take a picture and have those that you’re connected with share their knowledge on the subject. So far our experiences with the app have been silly questions with silly responses, but this may change as people gain a better understanding of the app.
Last week Facebook announced that it will be ditching Sponsored Stories from April the 9th. Going forward all advertisements will use social context, this means that while Sponsored Stories are leaving us, the social concept behind them will be seen across the whole site.
The release of the Polaroid Socialmatic Camera has been confirmed for the first quarter of this year. The redesigned Polaroid for the Instagram generation will feature a 14 megapixel front and rear camera, a built printer using Zink Zero printing technology, and wifi connectivity to upload your images directly to Instagram.
In a first for a major network HBO has uploaded the first 3 episodes of its hit TV show Girls to Youtube in a bid to attract its online fan base. The show is also getting knee deep into Social Media with new micro video features on Instagram, SnapChat & Vine as well as maintaining their Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages.
At this years Golden Globes Instagram launched its InstaStop Video Q&A – an interactive booth where celebrities can view fans’ video questions and answer them with a 15 second video of their own.