The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping but what of social media? What changes have we seen in the past fortnight? What’s hot and what’s definitely not? After a lot of changes to the various different networks this month has provided us with an opportunity to take stock and work out what all the various updates mean and their implications. This post looks at 10 stories worthy of your time and attention.
1. Facebook Updates their Algorithim
Ok, what does this actually mean? In a nutshell it means that Facebook decides who sees your Facebook page updates, you will notice that not everyone who “Likes” your page will see everything you post. Facebook decides what is worthy and relevant for your followers news feed and the criteria just got tougher according to many bloggers and social media experts. Mindjumpers have created a post highlighting what will help you with your updates and you can also read more about how it may affect you at Social Media Today.
2. Windows 8 has arrived!
You may have heard in the news yesterday that Windows 8 has arrived. It was all over the news and all over the internet, the Telegraph provided a timeline of the launch – and it was very spectacular by all accounts! However commentators are already scratching their heads and asking – is this too little too late. You must make up your own mind by watching the video over at the Guardian.
3. Facebook privacy
Ah the old debate is still rumbling on – exactly how secure is our information on Facebook? Allegations have been raised that private messages are being scanned. Last week the Guardian wrote about these accusations, you can read about the results of their investigations over at the Guardian.
4. A new look for LinkedIn profiles
LinkedIn profiles are changing (again) but I have to confess I love the new look profiles. I have applied for an invitation but have not been updated yet. You can see an example of the new profile here. Aaron Bronzan shares information about the changes over at the LinkedIn blog. We will all be updated over the next few months, and you’ll see pictures now get even more prominence.
5. Audio added to Twitter
This is a very new feature and only launched last weekend. Just as pictures can be embedded into a tweet, so can live commentary, to find out how and why have a look at All Twitter.
6. Movember is back
Did you join in last year? Will you join in again this year? Movember has been going for over a decade now and raises the profile of men’s health. Google have been so impressed with the campaign that they have produced a video in advance of this Movember. You can read more at Web Pro News.
7. Instagram has been catching my attention
According to Pam Dyer over at Pamorama:
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has been on an impressive upward trajectory. The site announced last month that over over 5 billion photos have been shared. Its number of daily mobile users has jumped to 7.3 million, surpassing Twitter’s 6.9 million, according to data from comScore.
If you’re wondering exactly how businesses are using Instagram then watch the video below:
8. Pinterest makes the list!
Pinterest is now ranked in the top 50 most visited websites according to a recent study. Did you guess what would be at number 1? This demonstrates just how quickly Pinterest is growing in popularity, if you’re not already signed up now would be a good time to explore this fantastic site. Read more at Media Bistro.
This fortnight the infographic looks at how social media is being used among marketers.
10. Be a Tweet Threat Detector
To coincide with the presidential election the secret service in the states have reinstated their Twitter account and are serious about monitoring threatening tweets. You can read the full story at Mashable but simply follow the instructions in the tweets the left.