Do you have time to search the web everyday to find the newest and coolest social media tools? If the answer is no, then you have come to the right place. (& if the answer is yes, leave a comment with your favorites). I have searched the World Wide Web for social media information all week, and stumbled upon a few favorites along the way.
Here are my picks of the week:
On Thursday, Doug Bowman, Head of Design at Twitter, gave us a look at what Twitter’s redesign may look like. He posted a snapshot and said “Working on what may end up a significant redesign. Not final yet. What we can show without giving away the farm.”
Facebook On Privacy:
On Thursday, Apple introduced iAds, a new mobile ad platform. iAd is different from other ad platforms because it will allow users to stay within the app after clicking on an ad, rather than being redirected to a browser window.
Yelp Increases Transparency:
Yelp is increasing transparency by making a few changes to their site. They will now allow users to see reviews that would typically have been hidden by the review filtering system. They are also discontinuing the “Favorite Review” feature that was part of their advertising package.
YouTube’s New Feature for Big Bloggers:
YouTube has added an “As Seen On” feature to their video page. This feature was created to acknowledge users who drive a lot of viewers to a YouTube video. Basically, if you have a blog that links to a YouTube video and drives a significant amount of people to this video, YouTube will now link to your blog under the video.