Facebook's major redesign announcement last week has caused quite a ripple effect of media coverage, which has carried over into this week and overshadowed much of the more recent social media news. Here are a handful of the stories you might have missed.
Google+ Gets Bigger
Twitter Gets Emotional
Turns out, you are what you tweet! A new study shows that tweets are grumpy in the morning, happier as the day goes on, and a little sadder toward the end of the day, following the general mood cycles of the people using it.
Groupon Gets Goods
Here they grow again; Groupon has expanded its product offering to include "gadgets and other goods" with a new program called Groupon Goods.
Facebook Gets Political
First Facebook announced its own political action committee, FB PAC, which "will allow the social media giant and its employees to hand out cash to candidates in upcoming elections." Then they rolled out 2012 Election Tracker, in partnership with Inside Facebook, which will monitor the popularity of 2012 presidential candidates by way of Facebook mentions and engagement. The next logical step: Mark Zuckerberg for president.