Weekly New Round-Up

Clouds Animation

Let’s start the weekend off with what is arguably one of the most adorable things spreading like wildfire across the Internet at the moment. You won’t be able to stay angry at the horrible British summer rain once you’ve seen this.

YouTube Comments Censor

Following on with the silly theme (I have some serious new coming up, honest) if you’ve ever grown angry with the relentless drivel that can be found in the YouTube video comments section, fear not, there is a chrome extension out there with your name on it! The Herp Derp web extension takes all the usual offensive YouTube comments and turns them into harmless Herp Derps which I’m sure you will agree are much easier to stomach. No more “omg justin bieber”, no more “FIRST” and no more “your dumb”.

iPad & Nexus Drop Test

If you’re in the market for a tablet computer at the moment, no doubt you’ve done your research into which one offers the best storage, connectivity and screen resolution. But did you ever think about the drop test? The team at SquareTrade have dropped an iPad and a Nexus 7 so you don’t have to! The results are incredible! Check out the video, and then enter the competition to win a free Nexus 7.

Google Revenue Up

Great news for Google as they’re up in Q2 by 35%, giving them a net income of $2.79B. This is largely down to bringing Motorola into the Google family, and increased interest due to the release of the Nexus 7.

Targeted Tweets

Advertisers can now target their promoted tweets at specific Twitter users. They’re calling the new featured targeted tweets, and it allows brands to only target specific groups of their followers. For example, BA sent a targeted tweet just to their UK followers.

Promoted Vs. Sponsored

SEOMoz gives us a guide to the effectiveness of Facebook promoted stories versus Facebook sponsored stories.

Be Careful What You Tweet

One fan learnt the hard way that if you don’t have anything nice to tweet, don’t tweet anything at all. A fan was kicked out of an MC Chris show for sending a negative Tweet about the performers support act. After a twitter storm with the hashtags #TeamProNicky #TeamProMCChris exploded on Twitter, the rapper eventually apologised to the fan for his harsh actions.

Privacy Explored

We’ve all heard the warnings about sharing too much information online, but what do social networks actually know about us. This infographic aims to dispell the myths and clue up social network users on the type on information stored about them.