Five for Friday: Facebook P2P Payments, Social Media Madness, SXSW recap, & more!

March 27th, 2015 by Search Influence Alumni

1. Are P2P Payments on Facebook Messenger Just the Beginning? – Marketing Land

It seems that every other week, Facebook rolls out a new feature to keep the social media mammoth at the forefront of its industry. Now, Facebook is looking to become a leader in peer-to-peer payment. Recently, Facebook added the option to send and receive money via its messenger app, immediately positioning itself as a direct competitor to successful companies like PayPal and Venmo. Marketing Land discussed how the new process works and the possible next innovations for Mark Zuckerberg and the team.

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2. Social Media Lessons from NCAA Top 10 Men’s Basketball – Rival IQ

March is clearly the month for madness. These teams have excelled on the basketball court this season, but how have they performed on social media? Rival IQ takes a look at six social media lessons we can learn from 10 of the top men’s college basketball programs.

3. The Ultimate Roundup of 2014’s Biggest April Fools’ Day Pranks – Mashable

April Fools’ Day is almost here. In previous years, this holiday has become a successful way for companies to spread their brand across the Web. Mashable provides a nice recap of the greatest corporate April Fools’ Day pranks from 2014. Do you think this year’s pranks can live up to them?

4. SXSW Interactive Wrapping Up: 5 Things to Remember –

South by Southwest—a set of film, interactive, and music festivals—recently wrapped up in Austin, Texas. Among the topics discussed, one highlight was a panel discussion on gender bias in tech. WWL-TV and WDSU-TV recently featured Search Influence in stories about New Orleans leading the way for women in tech. put together a great list of five things to remember from SXSW 2015.

5. 7th Annual Shorty Award Winners for Best Use of Social Media, Apps and Video – Adweek

Each year, the Shorty Awards attempts to recognize the top brands and organizations producing real-time short form content across various social media outlets. The seventh annual Shorty Award winners were recently announced, and Adweek featured a recap of all the winners and honorable mentions. Check out the full list of winners, and who knows, maybe you’ll make the list next year!

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