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Pinterest Launches Business Pages to Get Cozy With Brands | Digital - Advertising Age

Pinterest Launches Business Pages to Get Cozy With Brands | Digital - Advertising Age | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
pinterest is sending a signal to brands that it's getting ready to open for business itself by unveiling accounts designated for marketers today.
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Facebook launches Social Jobs, a job search app

Facebook launches Social Jobs, a job search app | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Facebook is jumping into the job search space, with a Social Jobs App that includes listings from services like Monster and BranchOut.
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With beauty and brains, New MySpace seems too good to be true (review)

With beauty and brains, New MySpace seems too good to be true (review) | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Wrapped in a pretty package and equipped with brains to match, MySpace feels too good to be true. It’s not.

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Foursquare solicits user help to find the best photos

Foursquare solicits user help to find the best photos | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Foursquare's mobile Explore screen is incredibly visual with its large photos above every item. To make sure they’re showing the best possible photos there, Foursquare has added a new photo ranking tool to every venue’s photo gallery on the website.

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Google Shopping Launches Features To Help You Read Reviews From People You Know

Google Shopping Launches Features To Help You Read Reviews From People You Know | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Since Google's social layer, Google+, is making its way into all of the company's products, its Shopping venture isn't being left out.

 

Two new features for Google Shopping to help you find the best reviews for items:

1. Read reviews from people you might be connected to

2. Write reviews on Google Shopping and share them with friends and family

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LinkedIn Blog » Profile Edit on the Go! [VIDEO]

LinkedIn Blog » Profile Edit on the Go! [VIDEO] | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Now you can update your profile with a new headline, add recent skills, or add a new position so your professional identity is always up to date.

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YouTube Helps Retailers Embrace Shoppable Video | Digital - Advertising Age

YouTube Helps Retailers Embrace Shoppable Video | Digital - Advertising Age | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

According to youtube, four in 10 shoppers visited a store in person or online as a direct result of watching a video. YouTube's external annotations technology is currently in beta but that hasn't stopped enterprising fashion brands like Juicy Couture and Asos from using it to create shoppable videos.

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Twitter’s pre-expanded Cards come to the search, Discover sections of iOS, Android apps

Twitter’s pre-expanded Cards come to the search, Discover sections of iOS, Android apps | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Previously, the tweets would show in a stream and you’d have to tap one to expand it, but now it will be pre-expanded to show you the content in the Card’s ‘media’ section. That includes articles, photos and videos that may be attached to a tweet.

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New Tumblr for iOS Brings Faster, 'Native' Experience

New Tumblr for iOS Brings Faster, 'Native' Experience | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
The app is now completely native, Tumblr claims, and it comes with a redesigned dashboard, bigger photos and faster post loading.

Other features of note include notification previews, making it easy to see which of your posts were liked, replied to or reblogged.

Finally, the update brings new blog screens, several new gestures and automatic GIF playback on the dashboard.

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Facebook Friendships Get a Timeline Upgrade

Facebook Friendships Get a Timeline Upgrade | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

There's a page for just about anything you can imagine on Facebook -- including every friendship. Whether you knew they existed or not, friendship pages have been there since October 2010, displaying every jot of information the network has about you and any given friend.


Now Facebook is giving those friendship pages an upgrade, in order to make them look more like Timeline profiles. And as a bonus, it’s adding a new page for you and anyone you’re in a relationship with: the adorably-named facebook.com/us.

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Instagram Introduces Web Profiles

Instagram Introduces Web Profiles | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

An animated, rotating mosaic of Instagram photos occupies about the same amount of space as Facebook Timeline’s Cover photo; a small profile image, short bio and follower stats are situated just beneath. Photo thumbnails are organized in reverse-chronological order further down the page; click on one, and it’ll appear at full size alongside likes and comments.

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Facebook App Update Beats Twitter to Punch With Photo Filters

Facebook App Update Beats Twitter to Punch With Photo Filters | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Facebook users with the updated iOS app can now add Instagram-style filters to pictures uploaded via their mobile device.
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YouTube rolls out new Wii app just in time for the Wii U launch

YouTube rolls out new Wii app just in time for the Wii U launch | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Following its strategy of landing on a variety of streaming devices, YouTube today launched a brand new app for the Nintendo Wii game console.
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Foursquare’s latest iOS update lets you mention Facebook friends who aren’t on Foursquare

Foursquare’s latest iOS update lets you mention Facebook friends who aren’t on Foursquare | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Users of the location-based social network can now ‘mention’ Facebook friends who aren’t on Foursquare.

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Facebook Testing Ranked Comments - AllFacebook

Facebook Testing Ranked Comments - AllFacebook | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Facebook has been tweaking the format of its comments. They're currenly testing:

- hreaded comments, making it easier to reply to a specific comment.  - ranked comments for pages, meaning that the ones with the most engagement will float to the top

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Facebook tests pinned posts for groups

Facebook tests pinned posts for groups | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Facebook has begun testing an update for Facebook groups which allows admins to pin posts to the top of the group feed.

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Facebook Finally Launches “Share” Button For The Mobile Feed, Its Version Of “Retweet”

Facebook Finally Launches “Share” Button For The Mobile Feed, Its Version Of “Retweet” | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Facebook is launching a retweet-style "Share" button for the mobile news feed. The much-requested feature is now rolled out for the mobile site, and will soon come to the iOS and Android apps.

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Twitter enables sharing tweets by email from the site in an effort to organically increase awareness

Twitter enables sharing tweets by email from the site in an effort to organically increase awareness | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Twitter has today added the ability to share tweets by email directly from the Twitter.com website. Clicking on the 'More' icon next to the normal Twitter controls will give you access ...
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HootSuite Adds Half-Dozen Facebook Features

HootSuite Adds Half-Dozen Facebook Features | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Two of the new features from HootSuite are for HootSuite Enterprise clients exclusively:

1. Targeting Facebook users by age, gender, interested in, relationship status, and education.

2. The ability to create profiles for team members, limiting the target audiences of their posts by language and location.

 

All HootSuite users will now have access to:

1. The ability to respond to and track private messages sent by fans to Facebook pages, as well as to view the full threads of those conversations within HootSuite.
2. The ability to search Facebook via the HootSuite dashboard. Real-time monitoring of likes and comments via the HootSuite dashboard.

3. The ability to create a stream of group events.

 

HootSuite also announced the addition of five new Facebook analytics modules, allowing HootSuite Pro users and HootSuite Enterprise clients to track their reach, monitor people talking about this by region and demographic, and to track likes and PTAT and compare them with other companies’ results.

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Pinterest Introduces Secret Boards

Pinterest Introduces Secret Boards | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
Ever want to pin something on Pinterest, but don't want the entire world to see what's catching your eye? Now you can with its new "secret boards" feature.
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Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets

Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it
You can now view interactive ThingLink images -- which include embedded content -- in Twitter, opening a whole new set of possibilities for the platform.
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Facebook's iPhone App Now Lets You Send Friends Real-World Gifts [HANDS-ON]

Facebook's iPhone App Now Lets You Send Friends Real-World Gifts [HANDS-ON] | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Facebook launched Gifts on the web in September. The product of its acquisition of Karma earlier this year, the feature allows Facebook users to give real-world gifts to their friends on the social network without having to know that friend’s physical address.

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Now You Can Upload Multiple iPhone Photos to Facebook at Once

Now You Can Upload Multiple iPhone Photos to Facebook at Once | Social Media Site Updates | Scoop.it

Facebook released version 5.1 of its iOS app on Monday, which lets users upload multiple photos to the social network simultaneously.

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