The Weekly Spread: Clubhouse Tweets, Facebook Hoax, and a New TwitterBird

We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed:

Last week’s rumor that Salesforce was developing the Social CRM you’ve been waiting for was confirmed this week with a $745 million transaction

Oracle is also continuing to get social. The company purchased Collective Intellect; an analytic tool that monitors consumers activity along social media networks.

The Facebook privacy notice you may have seen this week was a hoax. What’s not a hoax: they think your 10 year old should have a Facebook account. 

A recent study shows that social media is probably keeping your long-distance friendship alive. 

That little blue bird you’ve become familiar with over the past six years just got nixed. 

Thanks to Swiftkey, it’s now easier than ever to text like the Queen. The mobile app is adding a royal touch to emails, texts and tweets by suggesting words that the British monarch would be most likely to use. 

Your favorite MLB all-stars will now be tweeting from the clubhouse. Tweeting from first base, however, is still not permitted. 

Speaking of all-stars, the NBA announced the first ever Social Media Awards, celebrating those who excel in tweeting.   

And in closing, some feel Applebee’s latest social media campaign is condescending. We’ll let you be the judge.