Yesterday, Facebook accidentally released an overhaul of Pages. The Pages have since been reverted back to the previous state, but the screen grabs and articles provide a sneak peek at potential new features. Features include:
- A tab free Page – with navigation on the left hand side of the Page
- A login button for admins – including a “Switch Accounts” feature
- Removal of comment button – as we’ve recently seen with Profile Pages
- Memories on Profile Pages – giving a snapshot (with photos, status updates, etc.) of each year on Facebook
- Lightbox UI – When you click on an image, the background around the image will become a black box to allow for better concentration on the image.
This week, YouTube released Trends, which emphasizes the most popular videos on YouTube. Trends allows you to view the most popular videos of 2010, trending videos, and even narrow popular videos down by demographics and geographic areas. You can narrow by age, gender, and explore the most popular videos in dozens of U.S. cities and more than 20 countries. Check it out at http://youtube-trends.blogspot.com/.
A Facebook feature we can keep a look out for is Facebook’s Facial Recognition feature. The facial recognition software will make tagging photos easier by using software to pick the person out of your friend network. It was reported this week that we can expect this feature to begin rolling out as early as next week.
The Social Network, The Movie. Zuckerberg Signs The Giving Pledge. Oh.. and that Facebook thing that keeps growing. Zuckerberg has certainly been a topic of conversation throughout the year , and Time has named him Person of the Year. As Time Magazine writes: “For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing how we live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year.”
If you ever wanted to look into buying advertising on Twitter, you may be happy to know that it just got easier. This week Twitter launched an online ad buying form. The form lets you choose between purchasing Promoted Accounts, Promoted Tweets, and Promoted Trends, and lets you select one of 5 monthly ad budget options – ranging from $10-$100K.