This Week In Social: Facebook Updates Groups And Unveils New Deals, News Corp Plan To Sell MySpace

By Rob McNair

Facebook Updates Groups and Unveils New Deals, News Corp Plan to Sell MySpace, Facebook Announce Send Button, Klout Beta Unveiled and YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious


Facebook Updates Groups

On Facebook you’ve always been able to post updates to Groups, but now you can post questions and polls for only members to weigh in on. You’ll get quick responses to questions like “What movie should we see?” and “When should we should hold our next soccer practice?” There are also new features for uploading photos, controlling groups and the introduction of a send button.


Facebook’s New Deals



A few months ago Facebook launched Check-In Deals, to help you get special offers when you check in at local businesses from your mobile. Today they’re going a step further and testing a new feature to help you find fun experiences to share with your favorite people: Deals on Facebook.


News Corp to Sell MySpace


In an earnings call today, News Corp. officially stated it plans to sell MySpace. During the call, COO Chase Carey said that “now is the right time” to attempt to place the social network “under a new owner.”

You can read more on Mashable.


Facebook Announce Send Button


Just over one year ago, Facebook introduced the Like button to help people share worthwhile things with all their friends. But there are many times when people want to share something with just certain people. So this week, they’re introducing the Send button, the easiest way to privately share things with groups and individuals.


Klout Beta Unveiled


Klout’s mission is to help their users understand and own their influence. This week they’re proud to introduce a preview of the new Klout, a site built with those goals in mind.


YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious


This week Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world.

Do you use Facebook Groups? Are you excited for the new Deals? Does this spell the end for MySpace? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

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.