This Week in Social: Twitter’s Expandable Timeline, Google+ Comes To Google Apps, Klout Tweaks Score

By Rob McNair

Twitter’s Expandable Timeline

Twitter is testing an expandable timeline that allows users to see media and related information inside the timeline instead of in the sidebar. The redesigned timeline allows users to click on individual tweets to expand conversations, media, and retweets.

Read more on the changes to Twitter on our blog.

Google+ Comes to Google Apps

Google has announced several new features for Google+, including the ability to use Google+ from a Google Apps account. When Google made Google+ available to all users earlier this Autumn, people who use Google Apps for work or personal use were left out in the cold. Google Apps users will now have access to the same set of features that are available to every Google+ user.

Continue reading on Google Enterprise.

The Guardian Launches Twitter-Based Search Bot

The Guardian unveiled a Twitter-based search bot Thursday. Users can search for content on The Guardian‘s website by tweeting a question or keyword(s) to @GuardianTagBot. The bot will immediately tweet back a link to a search results page on guardian.co.uk.

Read more on the Guardian Blog.

Klout tweaks to make score more accurate

Klout has tinkered with its method for determining social media influence and it may affect your score on the platform. The new scoring model “represents the biggest step forward in accuracy, transparency and our technology in Klout’s history,” Ash Rust, director of ranking, announced on Wednesday.

More information on the changes is available on the Klout Corporate section.

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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.