Google+ Redesign: This Week in Social Media
By Cindy King
Published May 18, 2013
What’s New This Week?
Google+ Unveils New Design: The new Google+ design “helps you easily explore content as well as dramatically improves your online photo experience to give you crisp, beautiful photos—without the work!”
Google Launches Stand-Alone Hangouts App: ”Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices.” Hangouts also works right inside of Gmail.
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:
- What are you struggling with on Facebook?
- Are you building community?
- How do you generate leads from your blog?
- Is Twitter turning into a link farm?
Pinterest Introduces Duplicate Pin Alerts: Pinterest is rolling out a function that generates a message to remind users “When you pin something you’ve already pinned before…”. The alert does not prohibit users from pinning duplicate content.
The duplicate pin function is currently limited to web-based users; a mobile version is expected at a later date.
Pinning On-The-Go Gets Better: Pinterest rolls out iOS 2.4 and Android 1.5 with new features. Notifications are now on mobile. “You can now mention people from your phone.” Pinterest now suggests search terms as you type on mobile.
Klout Delivers One Million Perks: Klout is “proud to have grown into the world’s largest, most successful influencer program with more than one million Perks claimed.”
Foursquare Adds More Menus: Foursquare now lets you “check the menu to see if a restaurant has your favorite dish, like spinach, gnocchi or chicken parm.”
Facebook Updates iOS App: ”Facebook released an update for its iOS app today with a number of small changes and improvements, including faster loading for events and a way for users to easily save photos from Facebook to their phone.”
Bing’s Social Sidebar Includes Direct Interaction With Facebook: On Bing, you “will see comments on a relevant Facebook post within the sidebar, as well as the ability add your own, all without having to leave Bing. You can also like a post directly from Bing.”
Google+ Launches Cross-Platform Single Sign-on: ”Now, when a user signs in with Google on one device, they grant consent once and can continue their experience seamlessly between web and Android devices.”
Interesting social media news to follow:
SlideShare Tests Mobile Navigation: SlideShare is testing “a new and different way to navigate slides on mobile devices.”