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The Week In Social - January 29, 2016

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The Week In Social - January 29, 2016

Facebook Data Centre

Mark Zuckerberg announced this week that he will be opening a new data centre in Ireland. This adds to Ireland's already stellar reputation as a home for huge multinational companies. 

Zuckerberg said "Clonee Data Center will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient data centers in the world. It will feature the latest server, storage and network designs developed through the Open Compute Project, and will be powered by 100% renewable energy".

Read his full Facebook post below:

 

I'm proud to share that Facebook's sixth data center is now under construction in Clonee, Ireland. This will be our...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, 24 January 2016
 
 


GoPro Footage On Periscope

 

The future is here! You can now stream your GoPro footage directly to Periscope through the GoPro app. You can use the GoPro camera while watching viewers comments and hearts on your iPhone.

This paves the way for a whole new era of live broadcasting with people likely to film from amazing locations with sports or news related videos. With Twitter recently announcing Periscope broadcasts would autoplay in timelines we are excited to start seeing GoPro videos on our timeline.

 

Australia Day Stickers

While Ozzie's everywhere were busy celebrating Australia day, Facebook were ensuring they could send greetings through messenger. On Jan 24th Facebook launched a range of parakeets with well known ozzie slang attached to them i.e., mate, stoked, how's it going mater? and g'day to name but a few.

This is not the first time Facebook has jumped on the bandwagon with well known days or events. Recently we saw Star Wars themed stickers and it looks like they will keep them coming. Hopefully they will have some for Paddy's Day, watch this space.

 

Be Like Bill

The latest social media trend saw 'Bill' catepult into fame. Bill is not your normal guy. He is great and everyone should be like him apparently. The humuours posts were used to highlight annoying things people do and show that Bill doesn't do them - hence Be Like Bill. Many people loved Bill in the beginning but then started to get fed up of him when he was clogging up our newsfeed.

See some of the posts below;

 

Be like Bill, she'll love it

Posted by Be like Bill on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

 

Tinder Updates

 

Tinder has some new updates and it wants you to send GIF's to people. Rater than trying to think of something awkward to message someone you can now send a GIF to break the ice. Watch below:

 

Barack Obama Sings Bieber

Last but by no means least, people were loving this rendition of Barack Obama singing Bieber 'Sorry'. Watch and enjoy!