Here’s a couple of things that are new to social media this month, that we would like to share with y’all:
1. Facebook updates ‘Nearby‘ app:
The idea behind nearby is to be able to find places near to your location, that your friends can like, check-in to, or recommend. You can also share these places with your friends if you so desire. This puts Facebook in direct competition with services such as Yelp and Foursquare, and early predictions from Forbes and Techcrunch.com say that their competition should be worried.
2. Google+ launches Communities:
With Google+’s new launch, people can build communities around the interests they love, so they can start a hangout, share pictures and articles, or create events with like-minded people. It also just became available on mobile for iOS and Android.
3. YouTube rolls out a new look (I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now):
The focus for the new look on YouTube is to get their users to sign up for more subscriptions and get them watching more channels. They want users to do this to make it easier to go from platform to platform and still be able to view favourites just as easily, on the new guide. From YouTube, the idea is: “Once you subscribe, those channels and all of your favorite videos will be delivered to you wherever you like to watch, whether it’s on your phone, tablet, TV, or desktop.”