Facebook Allows Contests Without Apps: This Week in Social Media
Welcome 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 Eases Promotional Guidelines: Facebook has just updated their “Pages Terms in order to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to create and administer promotions on Facebook. Now, promotions may be administered on page timelines and in apps on Facebook.” Be sure to check out the new Promotion Guidelines.
Google+ Hangouts Go HD: HD capability is initially rolling out for Hangouts on Air, then to all desktop hangout video calls over the next few weeks.
Twitter Announces New Look for Conversations: Twitter makes “it easier to discover and follow conversations in your home timeline. You’ll see up to three tweets in sequence in your home timeline.”
Foursquare Adds More Detail to Places: “Now when you look up a place, you might see specifics like free wi-fi, outdoor seating and which credit cards are accepted.”
Flickr Updates Camera Features: You can now take “full advantage of the depth of capabilities that Apple’s iPhone camera has to offer and more.”
Foursquare Rolls Out Proactive Recommendations: Foursquare’s latest features are to help “you discover the greatest things nearby without even having to open the app.” Currently rolling out only to Android users.
Buffer Introduces Google+ Sharing: “Anyone can now easily hook up their Google+ page and start posting and scheduling great content through Buffer to keep your Google+ page up to date.”
Here’s more noteworthy news to follow:
Facebook Updates Legal Documents: Facebook is updating its legal documents of Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which tell you about how Facebook collects and uses data and the rules that apply when you choose to use Facebook.
Here’s an interesting social media tool worth noting:
Giphy: A tool to share animated GIFs with your friends on Facebook.
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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 using social business networking. Other posts by Cindy King »