Social Media Platforms Get Facelifts: 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?
Twitter Starts Rolling Out New Design: And there are new ways to embed tweets. Be sure to check out the new enhanced profile pages which are currently only available for 21 advertising partners. These new profile pages will slowly roll out to a wider audience of brands in the coming months. Learn more in the video below.
YouTube Adopts a New Design: YouTube redesigns the Home page “making it easier to find and follow great Channels when you arrive.” And there’s “an improved Channel design focused on what matters most.”
Introducing the New StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon redesigns “the experience, including a revamped site design, new logo, streamlined StumbleBar and even more ways to explore with the addition of Channels and a deeper integration of the Explore Box.”
Groupon Adds a Scheduler for Merchants: Groupon merchants now have a tool to help them “manage their schedules and accept bookings directly from consumers.”
Facebook Begins Rolling Out the New Timeline: After offering the new Timeline feature through the Facebook developer platform, Facbook is now rolling Timeline out to users in New Zealand. Other countries are to follow “in the near future.”
Here’s an interesting social media infographic:
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.