This Week In Social: Facebook Launches Pages, Huffington Post Bought By AOL, TwitPic Launches Video

By Rob McNair

Facebook Launches Pages, Huffington Post Bought By AOL, TwitPic Launches Video


Facebook Launches Pages Update


Facebook has now officially launches its Pages update. Leaked for a few hours late last year the update makes pages more like personal profiles. Tabs are gone and each page will get its own photostream.


Huffington Post Is Bought By AOL For $300 Million


AOL announced this week that it had purchased The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news, analysis, and lifestyle website founded in 2005, which now counts nearly 25 million unique monthly visitors. The deal was worth over $300 Million.


TwitPic Brings Video To Twitter


Twitpic is launching support for video Tuesday, bringing about a new way for Twitter users to share their clips in a timely manner.

With Twitter’s growing importance as a tool for citizen journalism, multimedia uploading and sharing tools are more relevant than ever before. Services like Twitpic, while still fun for vanity purposes, have played a critical role in spreading newsworthy images from eyewitnesses who have been present with mobile phones at world-changing events.

Read more on Mashable.


The Big news this week is the Facebook Pages Redesign, what challenges do you think marketers will face with new pages? Will the content of the Huffington post change now that it has been bought? Is Twitter going to become a video obsessed site now that Twitpic has joined YouTube? We’d love to hear your thoughts and predictions in the comments below…


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This post was written by Rob McNair

Rob has experience advising some of the worlds most iconic brands. He thrives on helping improving social media knowledge within organisations with the ultimate goal of making theirs brands more social, transparent and accountable.