Facebook wants your expected child, Google+ should be fatest growing social network, Old Twitter is dead, Germany wants Facebook’s facial recognition features halted, Sports stars using social media and Foursquare self service pages
Facebook gives option to add expected child as family member
Facebook members have been able to add other members of their family to their profile for some time but the new option allows the addition of an unborn child. This feature gives parents the option to add a due date and even name the child. Apparently too many parents were creating “illegal” fake profiles for their yet unhatched offspring and setting their age to 13, with this being the legal age to use Facebook.
You can read the story from TechCrunch.
Google+ now has 25 millions active users
You can read more on Google+’s rate of growth at Mashable.
The Old Twitter is dead
Back in June, Twitter announced that they would be decommissioning the old platform from 3rd of August. While the new version has been out since last September, users still had permission to use the old version if they chose to, until now. May you RIP Old Twitter.
More about this story can be read at Media Bistro.
Germany claims Facebook are breaking EU privacy laws
Sports stars in need of social media training
Foursquare pages are now self service
Foursquares business pages are now self service, meaning that brands can now independently update their profile pages on the located based service.The updates make it easier for brands to publish information for consumers such as discount promotions and photos, via their Foursquare pages. For more information please visit Foursquare blog.
The Man Without a Facebook
Below contains a mini film that is play on The Man Without a Face that was created by writers and directors Dan De Lorenzo and Ben Stumpf, promotes the merits of being “untaggable,” which seem to include writing with pens, coming up with words sans Google and understanding why men and women like each other.
Have you still been using the Old Twitter? Would you update your Facebook family with an unborn child? Should sports stars be told not to use social media for their outbursts? Do you feel that your privacy is at risk with Facebook facial recognition? Please leave your comments in the section below…