What’s New in Social Media: March 15, 2013

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We know the world of social media and online marketing can be a bit… fast. Slow down for a minute and get caught up on what’s been happening in the world of social.

 

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Google+
unveiled a new profile appearance, featuring larger cover photos (with a standard aspect ratio) and circular profile images. Editing your “About” section and adding “Local Reviews” are now more user-friendly. Want to make sure your profile is sporting the latest designs? Get all the info you need from Googler +Sara McKinley’s post introducing the changes.

 

facebook_logoFacebook announced a major change to the platform’s News Feed layout and functionality at a press conference on March 7. The new design features larger images, multiple news feed options, and consistency across mobile platforms. Page managers, beware! Find out how to make sure your company’s Facebook page stays relevant in the midst of the changes.

 

Youtube_logo-Update-HintsYouTube got in on the design-change action with the announcement of One Channel, which allows YouTube page managers to organize and arrange videos and playlists from multiple layouts and promote the page to not-yet-subscribed users. Get the design changes for your own channel.

 

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Pinterest
released a free analytics dashboard, available for verified Pinterest for Business pages. Businesses can now track how many people are pinning content from your company’s website, what the most popular content is, pin impressions, and overall reach. Pinterested? Check it out here.

 

netflixNetflix added Facebook integration and launched Netflix Social. No, this does not mean that you can watch movies with friends through Facebook. This does mean, however, that you can let your friends know which movies and shows are your favorite. (Don’t worry – you can hide last weekend’s Gossip Girl episodes binge. That secret is safe with you & your Netflix account settings.)

 

Will you be updating your profiles to feature the latest design changes? Do you think you’ll share your Netflix activity with your friends? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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