Social Media Toronto News – Toronto & The World- December 16th, 2010

Welcome to Social Media News. We bring you the latest updates in social media for Toronto and the world. This past week in Social Media news and events you might have missed out on the following:

  1. Facebook’s New Profile page
  2. Gowalla, location based social media, “joins” its main competitors
  3. CityVille, Zynga’s new social game
  4. For  all of you in Toronto, the new Toronto Transit Commission App for iPhone.

Toronto Social Media News Details

Facebook New Profiles page: The new Facebook design collects more information from users.  This should make it easier to use Facebook for business networking. To help you implement these changes, read the following article. Follow the link below for more details:

Read morehttp://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150349956720484&oid=20531316728&comments

Gowalla: the location based social media Gowalla joins its larger location-based rivals by supporting check-ins on both Facebook Places and Foursquare. They also support updates to Twitter and Tumblr.  Gowalla has also recently announced their partnership with the Sundance Film Festival. It would be great if they added the Toronto International Film Festival for next year.

Read more: http://blog.gowalla.com/post/2145749447/sundance-film-festival-goes-out-with-gowalla

CityVille: Zynga launches its fourth Facebook game for 2010. Only four days after its launch, Zynga claims CityVille is its fastest-growing game.

Read morehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/CityVille/168232079864416

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) iPhone App: For Toronto transit users this is a great little App. The TTC Trip Planner iPhone App is a program that not only utilizes the schedules of the transportation system to calculate the time of each trip but it also suggests the quickest way to reach the destination. After releasing the Trip Planner at the beginning of the year, the Toronto Transit Commission asked its users who tested the service to send suggestions for alternative routes. The result was 3400 tips and recommendations, which are now in the full version of the service launched by the Toronto Transit Commission.

The full version of Internet Trip Planner, found on www.ttc.ca, now offers three travel options, as well as destination walking times. The program also incorporates streetcar breakpoints and next vehicle arrival times. The list of numbers of points can be found on the TTC website as well as the mobile version. The numbers of bus stops will be added in early 2011. Toronto Transit Commission customers will have the option to filter the types of alerts they receive by email through selecting lines of subway, bus, streetcar, and the specific routes according to their needs, or continue to receive all alerts.

Read more:http://www3.ttc.ca/index.jsp

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