Yesterday at the Google I/O conference, Google launched a redesign of its social networking platform, Google+. The redesign has a new look and feel with a multi-column layout that echoes that of Pinterest. In addition to the design, there are 41 new features, among which a couple stand out as particularly innovative:
Image Courtesy of Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha (the computational knowledge engine) recently published an interesting study on demos, interests and behavior of Facebook users, particularly around friendship and relationship patterns.
Remember those days when everything on the Internet was optimized for the desktop experience? Dot coms were the kings leading the charge in captivating internet users and driving commerce. Gone are those days now. On Tuesday, Facebook announced the rollout of its new revamped, fully mobile optimized brand pages, starting with mobile web and iOS with the updates on Android devices coming soon.
Since its inception, Facebook has been playing catch-up in the mobile space,…Read More
I still remember the prehistoric days when every Facebook status update had to follow the word “is.” Needless to say, functionality has come a long way since then. At some point down the line, Facebook decided that status updates could be more than just a strictly present depiction of what you were doing or how you were feeling. A quote for instance, or image, or video or maybe just something you felt like telling the world at that particular second with no relativity to time. But with Facebook’s newest addition to the status update function, the question is why not both?
Another week gone by and another round of social news. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all made big splashes this week with new products, new functionality and some interesting strategic changes. Here’s the full rundown on this week in social media. Did we miss anything? Send me an email at Daniel.Asulin@bigfuel.com.
The past week brought a fresh batch of channel developments. Under any other context, this would be considered a busy week, but in our realm, this is as boring as it gets, which is not boring at all as far as we’re concerned. As if there is ever a dull moment in social media! Did we miss anything? Let us know. E-mail: email@example.com.
With something so amorphous and ever evolving like social media, you would be hard-pressed to go back to any week within the last five years and not find some revolutionary development, yet somehow this past one felt extra special. Here are our top five favorite things that happened in social media this past week, and if we missed anything, drop us a line in the comments!
Here at Big Fuel, there’s nothing that generates quite as much excitement as a new Facebook announcement. So, at 1PM EST, we gathered with anticipation to learn more about the platform we love. And because we knew you may not have been able to tune in, we took a few notes.
1.) You Choose What You See
Facebook wants your experience to be the best it can be and admitted it was a driving factor in the new design. This means, you will now be able to customize your News Feed to…Read More
Since its launch on January 15th, Graph Search has been heralded as Facebook’s game-changing third pillar redefining the role of search on the digital landscape. As is the case with any major announcement in the social space, our Brand Channel Management team was sent into a scramble, testing, analyzing and optimizing in order to determine how this new product would affect brands and marketers at-large.
The long-term effects of this product still remain unclear. However, based…Read More
I usually go to the gym carrying my keys because my gym has to swipe the key tag on it. But now they have a fingerprint imaging system. All I do is lay my pointer finger on the pad till it blinks green and I’m in! No more search and destroy missions in the early morning to find my keys. My ID is with me everywhere I go.
Just imagine if every store had fingerprint imaging. Purses all across America would become infinitely lighter. We would also cut down on the spread of disease….Read More