The Week in Social: Instagram vs Twitter, Driving Doggies and… Al Walser?

Go fetch…

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To create awareness of rescued animals, this New Zealand clip demonstrates that pooches are pretty smart. Monty, the would-be Muttley in the clip, was given up by his previous owners as he was a bit of a handful. Auckland SPCA shows that, with the right training, that difficult pet can be brought under control.

(via Mashable)

Instagram shuns Twitter

Still from Instagram/Nickleback parody

Twitter announced that Instagram photos would soon no longer be viewable within tweets. This is the latest spat between these two since Facebook bought Instagram in April.  “Social networks were supposed to bring us together”, writes Matt Buchanan, “but that could be increasingly difficult as the social networks themselves continue to put up new barriers — both to keep users contained within their experiences and to keep other social networks out”.

Meanwhile, this Twitter might enjoy this potshot at the hipster-filter provider (and Nickleback).

(via Buzzfeed)

Tom Tom ‘almost’ make a viral

“But because we spent our entire advertising budget on thousands of great prizes and presents for you, this “viral” might not be as impressive as we would have liked. Sorry.”

Tom Tom’s cute take on some successful clips that went viral.

Who is Al Walser and how did he get a Grammy nomination?

Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Skrillex and … Al Walser? Did the Grammys just get trolled?

(via Gawker)

Boy, do I like wine…

Still of Enda in Swolly clip

I had to include this. Earlier in the year I did a favour for a friend and took part in an Italian ad for a wine-dispensing machine. I play an English businessman anticipating a glass of wine after a hard day’s work.

Agents: I am available to smile in anticipation of all sorts of things not just wine.

(via Swolly)

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Enda Guinan is a consultant and trainer offering advice on social media strategy for individuals and small businesses. Get in touch to see how you can make the best use of your time and energy as you put together your social media plans.