Each week we publish a roundup of the top social news.
- Facebook is testing a trending feature in the newsfeed, showing users what topics are popular in real-time.
- Instagram now boasts 150 million active users and is prepping for advertising.
- As American officials weigh whether or not to strike the Syrian government in response to alleged chemical weapons use, American Internet users are taking the response online by trolling the official Instagram account of the Syrian Presidency.
- Topsy, one of the leading Twitter search tools, now allows users to search through all tweets since Twitter’s launch.
- Trident Gum will be the first to air a 6-second Vine video as a TV spot.
- An unhappy British Airways customer purchased a promoted Tweet ranting against the airline company.
- Google+ now allows publishers to embed public status updates, following in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook.
- Skype is planning to launch 3D video calling.
- Widely-used login service OpenID will be shutting down, effective February 2014. The move is a response to the growing us of social sign-in available through Facebook and Twitter.