Social Media News: March 2013

This Month in Social Media…

What’s been happening so far this month in social media. We have all the information/news you need to keep up with the social media circus.


Facebook updates Timeline – Now more ways to have apps featured on user Timelines:

Facebook is at it again, yes yet another update. This time with Facebook Timeline. Last week Facebook announced the “improvements” they would be making to Timeline which is be easier for users to organise and express what is important to them on their ‘About’ page. The redesigned sections give you one place to add music, movies, TV shows and books that interest you, alongside your photos and friends.

If you’re a movie buff, you can add your favorites to your movies section or use apps like Flixster and Netflix to share what you’re watching. Prefer to read? You can keep track of the books you want to read or add more with Goodreads. If you see a book a friend read recently, you can add it to your books section by clicking the add button.

You can also add other apps to share more things you do. For example, you can include your Instagram photo stream as a section on your timeline.

Timeline Update

Timeline layout: Facebook useres claimed that the current timeline layout can at times be hard to read. So Facebook has made all your posts are on the right side of your timeline and for your photos, music and other recent activity on the left.

More ways to feature apps in new Facebook Timeline:

One key difference in Facebook’s updated Timeline is the increased ability to feature apps. Users can now choose which apps to feature on their profiles, developers are able to create “collections” that showcase how their apps are being used. Foursquare, for example, can display the numerous places people have checked in.



Pinterest Unveils New Layout:

Not to get left behind from Facebook & Google+ new appetising updates, Pinterest has followed their footsteps and have announced their plan to make some changes to their layout. This new layout out is currently only available on desktop.

Changes you can expect to see:

  1. Large red Pin it button instead of Repin. A button leading to the source website at the top of the pin which is a huge bonus to drive traffic.
  2. Absence of white border space surrounding the images — this allows for larger pictures on your feeds and boards
  3. Discovering new pins has become an even more interactive experience, new features like side panels (these display other pins from the same board) and a section that lets you see what “people who pinned this also pinned”.








Mobile’s changing Business – Why your business needs to keep up:

Sounds daunting, so here is a info graphic put together by Kissmetrics to explain this to you.

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