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Weekly Social Media Roundup

Between the World Cup, the Stanley Cup and Father’s Day, we won’t have time for anything else this weekend except maybe watching this video on repeat:

It’s part Shaolin Soccer and part You Got Served – what’s not to love? Now, before heading out of the office, catch up on some of this week’s top social media stories.

Your Digital Guide to the World Cup

World Cup on social

The World Cup kicked off yesterday and is taking social by STORM! If you want to know where to go for what, we’ve got a digital guide to help you through the next month of fútbol madness.
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Facebook Accidentally Releases Slingshot, Its Snapchat Lookalike

Facebook accidentally unleashes Slingshot

Facebook’s accidental release of their Snapchat rebound, Slingshot, really made a flop on the social scene.
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4 Brands Bet on Social and Mobile to Boost Father’s Day Campaigns

Brands betting big on Father's Day mobile campaigns

Capitalizing on national holidays, like Father’s Day, is an optimal time for brands to boost their social media presence.
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Netflix Uses Social Media to Blame Verizon for Slow Downloads

verizon and netflix clash over download times

Users are flocking to Netflix to binge-watch House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but are left wondering who’s to blame for slow download times.
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Top Apps for Lending a Hand to New Parents

apps lending a helping hand to new parents

From baby poop color charts to gentle sleep sounds for nap time, these top apps will lend new parents the helping hand they may need.
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Bar Tabs and Bluetooth

Restaurants have a long history of early adoption when it comes to apps and social channels. It makes sense that an industry with razor-thin margins and stiff competition would do whatever it takes to get whatever edge they can. WillCall, a brand-new app from a group of designers, coders, and music junkies in San Fransisco, hopes to capitalize on that. The app allows consumers at large and small live music venues to order and purchase bar drinks without leaving the show floor.

In theory, most income at these venues comes from bar sales. WillCall claims they can boost bar sales by giving concertgoers a chance to buy drinks without missing songs standing at the bar.

At the moment, the app is still in an early access phase, with only a few select venues in San Fransisco and New York participating in the program. If successful, the app could inspire a new breed of mobile apps for bars, restaurants, and live music houses across the nation. Imagine a world with no waiters – you just place your order on your iPad and wait for the kitchen to send it out. Maybe they can pair up with Amazon’s ill-fated drone program and drop your bacon and eggs right on the table.

Or maybe not.

Mobile Users Enable Local Discovery via Apps

Whether you are a fan of Google, or Yelp, local search is a focus for both businesses and mobile users.

Enter MeeLocal, just released to iTunes on March 15, 2013.

A new entrant to the local discovery market, MeeLocal allows users to create and curate lists through images, hashtags and geo-tagged content.

“Local is one thing. HyperLocal is another,” said Stephen Danelian, founder of MeeLocal. “We live our lives through discovery and sharing. Making a way to enable that in a simple yet powerful way is what we are focused on.” Continue reading