Facebook News Feed Changes: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Announces New Look for News Feed: The “new version of Facebook designed to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from the people you care about.” The changes are rolling out slowly and include new feeds and Facebook will now have the same look and feel on mobile, tablet and web. You can join the waiting list here.

Google+ Gets New Look: These latest updates are rolling out gradually and include a new tab for Local reviews and bigger cover photos with a better aspect ratio.

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"Google+ profiles now include bigger cover photos (up to 2120px by 1192px)."

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

LinkedIn Shares Tips for Company Page Managers: If you are managing a LinkedIn Company Page, LinkedIn has created a microsite for you with tips and tricks.

linkedin company page site

Check out this new resource to learn more about managing your LinkedIn Company Page.

YouTube One Channel Is Now Available For Everyone: “The main focus of this update is to make your new channel look great on browsers across all screens and devices. It will also help you convert more visitors into subscribers with a slot for a channel trailer, and you can customize how you organize your videos and playlists so it fits your programming strategy.”

Twitter Updates Mobile Apps: Twitter is updating “iOS and Android apps along with mobile.twitter.com to make it easier and faster to find and see content on Twitter,” and they are “also introducing a couple of features specifically on Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for iPad.”

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"Now when you search for important Twitter moments, you may see a Top Tweet separate from the rest of the results. This tweet is the best match for your query based on relevance and engagement."

WordPress.com Launches New Business Accounts: This new service at $299 per year is aimed to attract more business bloggers and includes live support, unlimited premium themes, unlimited storage, advanced design tools and a custom web address.

wordpress.com business

WordPress.com Business provides unlimited free premium themes.

Here’s some interesting upcoming news to follow:

YouTube Plans to Launch a Music Streaming Service: According to Fortune, YouTube will launch a subscription music service later this year. “YouTube is already one of the most heavily used music services in the world, but it hasn’t yet charged users.”

Here’s an interesting infographic to note:

LinkedIn Reaches 1 Billion Endorsements: Not only has LinkedIn seen “a 2x weekly increase in recommendations since the launch of endorsements, but members are also actively adding new skills to their profiles to showcase their full expertise.”

linkedin billion endorsements

Note "Social Media" makes it into the top ten endorsements.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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