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July 29, 2013 | Maria Talley

Popular Social Media Sites: July Announcements

Popular Social Media Sites: July 2013

Are you an avid social media user?

Do you use popular social media sites to maximize your business presence online?

Do you like to stay on top of new features and product offerings that make your life easier and more fun?

If so, read on! We picked a few soon-to-roll-out social media features to keep you in the loop:

Facebook Social TV

Facebook is launching a new content group to work with TV and film industries, allowing TV shows and movies to become more social. According to AllFacebook, the new social TV will be virally spread by utilizing clickable hashtags, which were introduced to Facebook back in June. Users will be able to click on hashtags to see what others publicly say about different shows and movies. This will increase non-user data visibility and will be geared toward sharing interests in addition to friend content.

To take hashtags to the next level, Facebook is coming up with “trending topics,” so be on the lookout for those, too! Trending topics will help people more easily discover what others are saying about specific topics of interest and will allow users to participate in the World’s conversations.

Google Maps for Mobile on iOS

On August 7th, Google will be pulling the plug on “Google+ Local app for iOS”. The good news is that all the local app’s features will be now integrated into Google Maps for Mobile on iOS. This will allow users to search by categories of places (e.g. “coffee shops’), read price information and reviews, and see what people in their circles say about places they travel to. Users will also be able to share their favorite places and destinations with people in their Google+ circles.

Pinterest Browser Tracking

The San Francisco based social media start up announced on Friday the roll out of its new browser tracking feature, allowing users to personalize pins and boards based on the websites they visit by collecting cookies, log data, and device information. To minimize privacy concerns, a “do not track” option will be also available to those who don’t wish to share their browsing data.

In addition to browser tracking, Pinterest will suggest pins from other users based on your gender, location and interests. New “Edit” button will be also added to main navigation to customize your home feed based on the pins you like the most.

 

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Maria Talley

Maria Talley

Maria Chueva Talley is a long-time friend of VIEO and guest contributor to our blog. She was VIEO's Internet Marketing Manager for several years, and has recently moved on new internet and marketing adventures.

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