A Huge Emphasis on Discovery “As Foursquare has evolved, the focus has turned from simply ‘checking in’ to sharing our experiences and expertise, unlocking rewards and deals, and exploring the world around us,” reads a post on Foursquare’s blog announcing the changes.
Google +1 Button finds a new home! The +1 button, was introduced in March as an answer to Facebook’s “Like,” button. Its the equivalent of a Thumbs Up of approval from Google users. Over the summer, +1s have made their way next to news articles, websites and even advertisements.
Facebook Social Plugins for your Website Social plugins let you see what your friends have liked, commented on or shared on sites across the web. They also allow you to create a seamless transition between your personal or business website and your Facebook profile.
Google+ Launches Brand Pages Google is finally allowing businesses and brands to join Google’s social network. The new Google+ brand pages look similar to Google+ Profiles, except for the little square icon that differentiates it’s a Page and not a Profile.
Widgets let you display Twitter updates on your website or Facebook page Twitter widgets are compatible with any website and most social networks. Simply choose the one that matches where you would like to include it.
You may have noticed that some Twitter accounts display a blue “Verified Badge” on their Twitter bio, like so: Verification is currently used to establish authenticity of identities on Twitter. The goal of this program is to limit user confusion by making it easier to identify authentic accounts on Twitter.