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Food for Thought Friday: Facebook in the Oval Office, WordPress Takes Over, and Google Wants to Text You Deals

Phillip Brooks
Food for Thought Friday: Facebook in the Oval Office, WordPress Takes Over, and Google Wants to Text You Deals

It's Friday, November 13, 2015. Yup, Friday the 13th!

Let's see what news stories are lucky enough to be included in this week's sampling of news from around the world of Digital Marketing.

This week: President Obama gets on Facebook, WordPress further dominates its competition in the CMS sweepstakes, Google makes TensorFlow open-source, and Google wants to send you text alerts about holiday shopping deals.

Read more after the jump!

President Obama joins Facebook, Addresses Climate Change in First Post by Deena Zaru, via CNN on November 9, 2015 President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be "a place where we can have real conversations," diving right in with his first post on climate change. In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his back yard at the White House and calling on Americans in a video "to preserve this beautiful planet of ours."

WordPress Now Powers 25 Percent of All Websites by Matthias Gelbmann, via W3Techs on November 9, 2015 The most popular content management systems now runs a quarter of the web. Let's take a closer look at the detailed statistics behind that success.

Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine by Cade Metz via Wired on November 9, 2015 The app uses an increasingly powerful form of artificial intelligence called deep learning. By analyzing thousands of photos of gravestones, this AI technology can learn to identify a gravestone it has never seen before. The same goes for cats and dogs, trees and clouds, flowers and food.

Google Is Promoting Holiday Shopping Deals Via Text Alerts by Ginny Marvin via Search Engine Land on November 10, 2015 [Google] announced it is “testing a new ad format that conveniently delivers the latest brand offers and updates straight to consumers’ phones via text messages. People can click to subscribe to a Google service that tailors promotional messages to products they’re interested in.”

Did I miss anything you and your colleagues talked about around the water cooler this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Phillip Brooks is SEMrush's Content Marketing Manager.
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