Social Media News From India And The World [1st Mar 2013]

Social media news from India and rest of the world


India News Headlines

Zee_Marathi_Facebook1. Zee Marathi launches new sitcom ‘Shejari Shejari Pakke Shejari’: They share their names, they share their address and they also share their hatred for each other. When a Maharashtrian, BL Pathak, meets his match in another BL Pathak from UP and a small lack of clarity in a will leads to utter confusion, what unfolds is a laughter riot called Shejari Shejari Pakke Shejari. The show is also being promoted heavily on social media. Read more here.

2. TechShastra wins Blaupunkt’s social media duties: Blaupunkt, a world leader in car infotainment and sound, has awarded its social media communication duties to TechShastra. Read more here.

World News Headlines

1. Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement: It seems that, once again, the UK is going censorship crazy and not realizing how that only attracts more attention to that which they’re trying to censor. This time, it involves some photos that were posted online of one Jon Venables, who at the age of 10, murdered 2-year old James Bulger, in a rather horrifying story. Read more here.

2. Facebook to acquire Atlas from Microsoft for rumored $100m, aims to prove its ads are good: Today Facebook announced that it will acquire Atlas from Microsoft, to better help advertisers keep track of their ad spends, and what sort of returns they are driving. Read more here.

3. Facebook trials tweaked single-column Timeline design and new ‘Like Page’ button in New Zealand: Facebook is experimenting with a new single-column Timeline design for users in New Zealand, shifting status updates and shared content to the right-hand side while adding a refreshed ‘About’ section on the left. Read more here.

4. Tencent focuses on Indonesia with local joint venture to promote its WeChat mobile app: Tencent has sharpened its focus on Southeast Asia’s mobile messaging space after it opened a joint-venture in Indonesia, the region’s largest country. The move is aimed at increasing the presence of its WeChat service among the country’s 249 million population, according to Daily Social. Read more here.

5. KakaoTalk Has 1 Million Users In Vietnam (Yes, Just Like Line App): KakaoTalk team in Vietnam has hit one million users in the country this month. Read more here.