This Social Media update takes a look at : some major moved with FaceBook, Google-plus including
* Facebook Unveils Timeline: The Story Of Your Life On A Single Page
* Facebook Reveals Major Updates at F8 [VIDEO]
* 5 ways to optimize your Facebook page
* Advice from the pros: 34 Google+ resources for your business
* Social business: Transparency is good for business
* Google+ now open to everyone
... and the emerging world of social networking ...
Facebook Unveils Timeline: The Story Of Your Life On A Single Page
Today at Facebook's f8 conference in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to unveil the next evolution of the service. The first major change? The Profile.
Zuckerberg noted that the original Profile was sort of like the last five minutes of your life. The updated Proile from 2008 extended that to show what was sort of like the last 15 minutes or your life. The new Profile unveiled today is 'the rest,' Zuckerberg noted. He calls this feature Timeline.
Full story : techcrunch.com
Facebook Reveals Major Updates at F8 [VIDEO]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is about to make some major announcements that will change Facebook as we know it.
The social network has been keeping busy in the lead-up to f8, its annual developer conference. In the past few weeks, the company has revamped Friend Lists, added a real-time ticker, launched changes to News Feed and rolled out a Subscribe button for following anybody's public updates.
Full story : Ben Parr - mashable.com
5 ways to optimize your Facebook page
Are you maximizing the marketing power of your Facebook page? Want to know how? Keep reading ...
There are several lesser-realized features on and around your Facebook page that can be optimized to best reflect your brand. Let's break down your page visually into five major parts to understand best how to optimize your Facebook page.
Full story : Social Media Examiner
Advice from the pros: 34 Google+ resources for your business
Google+ is rapidly becoming a mainstream social media platform. Have you wondered "How can Google+ help my business?" If so, then this guide is for you.
Here are some resources you need to ramp up your Google+ social media marketing.
Full story : www.socialmediaexaminer.com
Social business: Transparency is good for business
Customers want increased transparency when interacting with companies because then they can make sure they really get what they want or need from the company.
Companies can benefit from this as well - the information they exchange with the customer will help them understand the customer's wants, needs and situation, as well adjust the expectations of the customer to a reasonable level. In short, it's a win-win situation for the customer and the company.
Full story : CMS Wire
Google+ now open to everyone
After being invite-only for nearly three months, Google+ is opening up to everyone. Writing on its official company blog about the 99 improvements that have been made to the product since launching, Google's Vic Gundotra wrote,
"We're ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups."
Full story : Mashable
And that wraps it for this edition of Marketing Update from DTG. And if you want to dive into the world of social media with both feet, just get started on this list.
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