This Week in Social: Facebook News Feed Update, Google+ Brand Pages, Twitter Activity Stream

By Liam Foy

Facebook News Feed Update

Facebook now have a new way of sorting your News Feed: most recent stories first. You can also continue to view highlighted stories first, followed by recent stories. If you don’t have the updates to News Feed yet, you can expect to see them over the coming weeks as the rollout continues.

Read more on our blog.

Google+ Brand Pages

Google has launched Pages for brands and businesses, creating a new type of profile similar to Facebook Pages. Google+ Pages show a verified account symbol as well as a new, square icon, both at the top and on a ‘Share this page’ button on the left sidebar.

Continue reading our blog post on it.

Twitter Activity Stream

Twitter Activity Rollout

Twitter has begun the rollout, or at least a significant spot test, of the Activity and @Username streams it announced in mid-August. The @Username stream replaces the @Mentions and Retweets streams, combining those with stories about new followers, people favoriting your tweets, and more. The Activity stream shows the follows, favourites, and retweets of the people you follow.

Read more here.

Facebook Users Shared Their Songs 1.5 Billion Times in Six Weeks

Music Apps That Have Integrated Facebook's Open GraphMusic discovery services such as Spotify, Rdio, Mog, Slacker and Earbits are attracting significantly more users since their integration with Facebook at F8. Since F8, people have shared their listening activity more than 1.5 billion times with their friends using the music apps that have integrated the Open Graph.

Continue reading this story on the Facebook Developers Blog.

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This post was written by Liam Foy

As Head of Client Services, Liam ensures that all of his clients’ strategies are on track, delivering ROI and coming up with new ideas to drive them forward. Beer makes him tick, reading, learning and drinking it.