Three Important Social Media Site Updates That You Should Know About
Some of the biggest social media sites we all know and love — Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn — have each unveiled new aspects of their designs over the past week. From new perks for page admins to sophisticated mapping mechanisms, here’s the social media roundup that will keep you in the loop:
1. Facebook pays a little extra attention to pages
Facebook may be rolling out Timeline for Pages on mobile shortly, nearly four months after the revamp of the full site. We haven’t seen Timeline for Pages on our mobile devices just yet, but some users have taken screenshots of the new look.
Have you gotten a glimpse of the new mobile layout?
The social network is also testing a new, larger “Like Page” button — one reader of allfacebook.com sent in a screenshot of the new “Like” look. Ideally, this option will allow potential fans to find and like your page more easily.
Finally, and perhaps most exciting for Page Admins, the social networking site is putting a stop to double vision. What do we mean? Administrators can now report duplicate pages to Facebook. This is some news we can use.
2. Foursquare teams up with Mapbox to make a make a better map
Earlier this year, Foursquare announced a switch to OpenStreetMap-based MapBox Streets. Now, the fruits of their four-month labor process are paying off, with a new means of making it easier to add data to a map.
“In the end,” says MapBox data lead Alex Barth, “this is about making a better map guided by user feedback and data analysis — here’s how we’re doing this.”
Through analysis of anonymized use check-in data, feedback from their community of mappers, and tracing satellite imagery, Foursquare and MapBox have worked to improve the app’s OpenStreetMap experience.
Will you contribute data to the new design?
3. LinkedIn gives itself a facelift
As social media sites go, LinkedIn has always presented itself as the ‘professional” networking site. With a new design focused on a “simpler and easier way to navigate Homepage experience,” we are curious to see what kind of feedback the site will receive from users as it rolls the revamped website out over the next few weeks.
The site promises a “newer, simpler, and more modern design,” “more relevant updates up top,” and “a richer, cleaner update stream.” Here’s a preview of the new look:
What do you think of the stream-oriented revamp? Does it have a place on a professional site?
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