Each week we publish a roundup of the top social news.
- AllFacebook is reporting Facebook is testing a new login page design.
- Facebook is unrolling Graph Search to all English users today.
- New ‘Pages to Watch’ module allows Page admins to track up to five competitors.
- Twitter is experimenting with cookie-based and email address-based ad targeting.
- Vine launched new features in an effort to fight back against Instagram’s new video feature. The new Vine features including new camera tools (grid, focus, etc.), community channels to encourage exploration of new content, revining and the ability to protect your posts from public consumption.
- The TSA launched a new Instagram account to share photos of prohibited items recovered from airline luggage – knives, loaded pistols and grenades included.
- Taking a page from Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn unveiled sponsored updates – a new advertising option that allows companies to pay to reach more people with their content. The new ad unit is billed on a CPC basis only, meaning companies can receive likes, comments and shares without paying extra for those social interactions.
- LinkedIn is improving their mobile search capabilities allowing users to search for job openings, company pages and professional groups.
- Google+ is rolling out new webpage badges to promote profiles, brand pages and communities.
- A new MIT study found that on average, 5 percent of all brand reviews online are written by consumers who have had no interaction with the product or service.