Friday Five: This Week in Social

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Caitlin Greenwood is Spredfast's new Community Manager with a savvy for all things social. If she's not catching up on the latest Twitter trends, Caitlin can be found trying out the latest craft brews in Austin with her sidekick, a corgi named Marfa. 

If there’s one thing that I love to see, in tech, and just as a cultural affirmation in general, it’s a mind meld. The digital sector has offered its own unique zeitgeist; it’s been great to see innovators and critics fuse traditional marketing strategies and understood business policies into the social sector. This week, I wanted to dedicate the Friday Five to mashing of minds, ideas, and disaster tactics. Bear with me on the last one.

1.  New version of Android sweetened by KitKat
Steven Spielberg and John Williams. Hall and Oates. Chocolate and Android. Some things are just better together, and Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system adopting the name of the famous candy bar (and favorite snack of the development team) is a perfect example of such. KitKat was more than happy to jump on board the cross promotion and over 50 million chocolates will go out with Google’s green Android on their package. Talk about a sweet deal.

2.  See Every NFL Team Reimagined As A "Game Of Thrones" House
What is more gnarly than the NFL? Oh, HBO’s series Game of Thrones. Right. Somehow, that face masking penalty doesn’t seem so rough in light of the terrors of Westeros. Fantasy football lovers and fantasy enthusiasts can finally unite in this fun take on NFL teams reimagined as GoT houses.

3.  SXSWi 2014: Business Up Front, Party Out Back
SXSW is when exemplary tech education and innovation meets a tidal wave of free Lone Star, and 2014’s lineup stands to be the best yet. To combine the perfect balance of work and play, Spredfast has four panels we’re hoping to bring to the interactive portion. Can’t wait to see some bright and shining Spredfast faces speaking this March!

4.  20 apps and resources that do cool things with your social data
It’s a sign of the times that your social data is not your own. But instead of inciting privacy paranoia, let’s flip social data on its head. These 15 apps allow you to view your Twitter network in an infographic, peep into what Instagram photos are being shared internationally, and analyze your Tumblr’s popularity, just to name to a few.

5.  How to Bounce Back From a Social Media Disaster
You know what to do in case of fire, car accident, or health emergency. But whom do you call when your brand faces a social media crisis? File this under “worse case scenario but extremely useful and oh my gosh, could this happen to me?”

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Courtney Doman

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Courtney is the Content Marketing Manager at Spredfast. She focuses on sharing smart social ideas and insights to transform the way companies connect with consumers. Courtney is a passionate football fan (supporting Arsenal and the USMNT), curious traveller, and ambitious home cook.