If you missed some Social News last week, you have come to the right place. We have rounded up a handful of stories from Social Media to catch you up on last week’s hottest news!
Twitter Announced a Big Search and Discovery Change
Last Thursday, Twitter announced that it will have a big search and discovery system changes. Twitter Personalization and Recommender Systems Chief Pankaj Gupta initially announced that: “Search & discovery in @twitter is set to change forever after tmrw”.
Twittern now brings search autocomplete to the web. It auto-suggests terms that you are likely looking for whenever you type in partial keywords.
According to Digitaltrends, “Twitter’s real time noise will get some much-needed clean up with new additions to search and discovery including autocomplete and spell correction.”
Facebook Launched the New “Voice” Menu Option for Facebook Pages
Feature changes is inevitable to all Social sites. By looking at the new feature that Facebook just launched, it is noticeable how the Social networking site gives importance to the “voice” of the page admins.
You have always had the option to post as an individual or as the page, but it was something in your page options and not very easy to switch back and forth.
With the new Voice features, you can easily swap back and forth between the page and yourself in seconds, which should be ideal if they want to express their opinions as opposed to representing the page as a whole.
This, however, is not currently found yet on Facebook’s mobile app.
Facebook Email Dilemma Continues
Not everyone is happy with Facebook replacing their contact information with an @facebook.com email address. The change came off sneaky, and as a result, users are continuosly complaining that the new e-mail address Facebook provided has misdirected sent and received emails.
CNN initially reported that numerous users’ address books have been altered without their consent and their e-mail communication is being redirected elsewhere, and lost.
Tumblr Launched a New Ad Product, The $5 ‘Pinned Post’
Tumblr introduced a new ad product that enables publishers to give their content more exposure – that is to pin their paid post to the top of their followers’ dashboards in 24 hours.
This is very useful to Internet marketers who aim to gain extra exposure by maximizing Tumblr’s visual nature. Availing the new ad product is easy since pinned post can be paid for with a credit card or Paypal account.
It is also an interesting approach, as you can only pin it to your followers, which makes people think twice about what they decide to actually pin.
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