Digital Week in Review: Facebook Trusted Contacts, 7 Kinds of Digital Marketers and 6 Billion YouTube Hours

Avatar Path Interactive May 3, 2013 Category Agency News

In this week’s Digital Week in Review: Facebook lets you enlist a “trusted contact” list, find out which kind of digital marketer you are, and YouTube is now clocking 6 billion hours of videos watched monthly.Forget your Facebook Password? Ask Your Trusted Contacts

facebook trusted contacts

Facebook is allowing users to appoint a list of “Trusted Contacts” who can verify your identity when you have lost or forgotten your password.  They will be sent an access code which they can forward to you, you will use this to get back into your account and reset your password. Trusted Contacts would be people you select who you trust and can be reached offline. You can add or modify your Trusted Contacts as often as you like through your Facebook account’s security setting.

Facebook originally introduced “Trusted Friends” in 2011 but has announced that they are improving their service by rolling it out globally as “Trusted Contacts”. Read more here.

What Kind of Digital Marketer Are You?

digital marketingMedia Bistro’s AllTwitter has published an article which pinpoints the “7 Breeds of Digital Marketers”. Optify, a Seattle-based marketing software provider breaks them down into 7 different kinds.

1)      The Data Whiz

 

1)      The E-Artist

2)      The Social Media Master

3)      The Old School Advertiser

4)      The Snarky Marketer

Read more here to find out which type of digital marketer you are.

YouTube Soars to 6 Billion Hours of Video Watched Monthly

youtubeYoutube has just announced that users are now watching 6 billion hours of video a month, a number that has doubled since last year’s. The Google owned video service released this statement on their blog:

“We recently announced that YouTube hit an incredible milestone of 1 billion unique monthly visitors, connecting 15 percent of the planet to the videos they love. And those global fan communities are watching more than 6 billion hours of video each month on YouTube; almost an hour a month for every person on Earth and 50 percent more this year than last.”

Developing and optimizing a video on YouTube may be more important than ever right now. Looking for pointers on how to optimize a video on Youtube? Check out this article: Video optimization 101.

 

Image Credit: Edudemic.com, Previewnetworks.com, AllFacebook.com

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