Facebook and Twitter each received noticeable updates today. After a three month beta, Facebook Gifts is now available to all users. Accessed at Facebook.com/Gifts, you’re now able to purchase real-life gifts for your Facebook friends, from companies like babyGap or ProFlowers, or digital gifts, like iTunes gift cards. Even better, you can donate to various charities on behalf of your friends, like the Robin Hood Foundation’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Twitter, meanwhile, has made header photos mandatory for all users, starting today. Like Facebook Gifts, this has been a feature available to users for a few months. To make sure you’re not caught without a great header photo, click on the Settings icon on Twitter.com, or tap the Me tab on your mobile device. Click edit profile, and you’ll be able to upload your header picture. Choose a photo you’d like to feature prominently at the top of your page, scale it to make it look perfect, and you’re done!
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 12, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).