Happy Friday! If you’re in St. Louis, Happy Oktoberfest! Here’s what’s new this week:
- The Walk to Washington, a group committed to raising awareness for depression, completed their 50-day, 835-mile walk from St. Louis to Washington, D.C. yesterday, just in time for National Depression Screening Day. Congratulations to the team and their achievement! See a story on this at CNBWashington.com.
- Facebook announced a few new features this past Wednesday. Users can now download all of the content and information they’ve uploaded (pictures, videos, messages, etc.) and have more control over apps and games with an Applications Dashboard. Facebook also announced a revamp of its Groups feature, where users can create communities separate from the rest of the social network. Some speculate that Facebook Groups will become the “New Facebook.” What are your thoughts?
- For TV fans, the Mid-America Emmy Awards are here in St. Louis tomorrow. They will be hosted by actress and Missourian Ellie Kemper, who plays Erin Hannon on NBC’s “The Office.” The event will be at the Renaissance Grand Hotel downtown, but you can also watch a live webcast from their website.
- In case you missed it, or you don’t play Farmville, McDonald’s’ McCafe was available Thursday in the virtual farming world. Players who were rewarded with an electronic coffee could do tasks twice as fast. Do you think this marketing tactic made sense for McDonald’s or were they off target?
- Do you prefer a debit card, or do you still write a check? The Deluxe Corporation thinks you should use pen and paper, and they are working with the popular website CollegeHumor to create videos encouraging people to write checks instead of paying with plastic. Check out their website and video here and let us know what you think.