What You Need to Know- Week of October 10th

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Last week was a busy one- with the US grassroots movement of Occupy Wall Street going global and more studies being released regarding our entertainment and mobile habits. Growth in the gaming and entertainment industry were major areas, as were predictions for sales in the coming years in the mobile and video industries.

We’ve compiled it all for you, with even a little bit of fun. Let us know which stories impacted you most:

People & Society
Talking about governments, society and individuals impacting the world:

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu Hang Out on Google Hang Outs (via The Next Web)
#OccupyWallStreet Protests Grow (via Mashable)
When, How, Why and Where We Share (via Mashable)
TwoSides Compares Political Candidates (via AllThingsD)
U.S. House of Representatives Streams Mobile (via Mashable)
Facebook Challenges Children’s Privacy Protection Act (via SmartBrief)
South Korea Cracks Down on North Korea Lauders (via The Next Web)
Millenials and Mobile (via Mashable)
Oct. 16th Declared Steve Jobs Day in California (via Mashable)
Occupy Wall Street’s IT/Hackers Improving Online Experience (via Mashable)
Occupy Wall Street & Your Business (via Harvard Business Review)
No Email Day Set for November 11 (via The Next Web)

Science & Tech
Talking about the latest in technology, applications, and the science world:

New App Movogo Allows Users to Join Public/Private Converstaions (via PSFK)
Google Reveals Dart, New Programming Language (via The Next Web)
Samsung Can Turn Windows Into LED Display Screens (via The Next Web)
Scosche Develops iPhone Radiation Detector (via PSFK)
Website Translation Self-Service Platform, Smartling, Debuts (via TechCrunch)

Entertainment & Gaming
Talking about pop culture and the world of gaming:

Social Gaming Company Playdom Ready for New Releases After Reorganization (via AllThingsD)
Romance Readers Among First to Use e-Books (via PSFK)
UK Soccer Team Uses 3D Projections of Space Invaders to Train (via PSFK)
Facebook Rival Networks Target Russia & Asia, Incorporate More Social Games (via SmartBrief)
Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Facebook (via Mashable)
Gamification in the Workplace (via SmartBrief)
NBA Cancels First 2 Weeks of Season (via SmartBrief)
Non-Facebook Social Gaming Expected to Hit $5.6 Billion by 2014
Mobz Crowdsources What Brazilian Viewers See in Local Cinemas (via PSFK)
40% of TV Viewers Multi-Screen- What Are They Doing? (via Mashable)
Online TV & Video Expected to Hit $22B in 2016 (via SmartBrief)
Demo of Who’s Talking About TV Online (via Mashable)
The CW Comes to Netflix
Hulu Not For Sale Afterall (via The Next Web)

Art & Culture
Talking about the arts and the latest in culture, publishing and fashion:

The Independent in the UK Institutes Paywall for Non-UK Readers (via The Next Web)
The Guardian Publicizes and Crowdsources Upcoming Stories List (via Mashable)
Louis Vuitton Guides Fashionista in Travel (via PSFK)
Interactive Novel Hopes to Boost Tourism to Southern USA (via PSFK)
Luxury Brands Succeed on Social Media (via SmartBrief)
Citizen Journalism Platform Blottr Launches in France (via The Next Web)

Business, Media & Communications
Talking news that impacts your business, the latest media trends and basic communications:

Online Marketing Prompts 40% of Facebook-using Moms to Purchase (via SmartBrief)
Tweetalicious Offers Shopping via Twitter (via Mashable)
Mobile Apps Downloaded Predicted to Hit 98 Billion by 2015 (via SmartBrief; abstract only)
Facebook Acquires Q&A Platform Friend.ly (via TechCrunch)
AT&T Reveals 5 New Android Smartphones (via Mashable)
Twitter Reformats All Links to T.co (via Mashable)
Facebook Gets Mobile-Friendly (via Mashable)
1/3 of Consumers Shop Online Over In-Store (via SmartBrief)
Google Acquires Social Analytics Company SocialGrapple (via SmartBrief)
Blackberry Suffers Major Outages (via AllThingsD)
LinkedIn Acquires Real-time Search Start-up, IndexTank (via Mashable)
Topsy Adds Google+ to Platforms it Offers Search (via AllThingsD)
Only 29% of Tweets Complaining About Companies Receive Response (via SmartBrief)
Sony’s Bad Day: Hacked Accounts & TV Recall (via TechCrunch)
IKEA Creates Interactive Bedroom Builder (via PSFK)
Foursquare Radar Uses Location Alerts (via SmartBrief)
Mapquest’s Vibe Ranks Neighborhoods (via Mashable)
CircleMe Helps Users Connect With Self (via Mashable)
SVGR Joins the Deals Bandwagon (via SmartBrief)
What Happened to Diaspora- an Update (via AllThingsD)
Google Kills Buzz (via Mashable)
Yahoo’s Chief Trust Officer Quits in Style via Facebook (via AllThingsD)
Wordstream, Inc. Releases Facebook Wall of Shame (via Mashable)

Talking about the music trends:

Nokia Crowdsources Dubstep Ringtone (via TechCrunch)
MTV O Music Awards to Include Turntable.fm Dance Party (via Mashable)
How Apple and Steve Jobs Changed the Music Industry (via Mashable)
Grooveshark Partners with Dashgo & Nugroove Records (via TechCrunch)
Spotify Bug Kept Users Logged Into Facebook Even After Disconnecting (via AllThingsD)
iPhone App Plays Music Based on Location (via PSFK)
The Vaccines Crowdsource Music Video From Fans’ Instagram Photos (via SmartBrief)
Learn Guitar With Instinct, Browser Teaching App (via AllThingsD)

Talking about all things related to education and public learning:

Crowdsourced Learning Platform, Udemy, Gaining Ground (via TechCrunch)
eBook Checkouts On the Rise (via Mashable)
How Gaming Can Help Education (via Mashable)

Global Change & the Environment
Talking about innovation in philanthropy, health, the environment, & corporate social responsibility:

Heinz Sends Personalized Get-Well Soup to Facebook Friends (via PSFK)
Virgin Atlantic Goes Green (via PSFK)
FightBack App Combats Sexual Harassment in India (via The Next Web)
UNICEF Trick-or-Tag Bags Incorporate QR Donate Tags (via PSFK)
Durex’s Digital Love Promotes Safe Sex (via PSFK)
Social Media Can Save Lives (via Beth Kanter)
How NGO’s Use Social Media (via Mashable)

Just for Fun
Venezuela Uses Mimes to Curb Bad Driving Habits

Did we miss anything? Which stories surprised you this week? Let us know.

Nicky Yates

Director of Communications, Social Media Week

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