This Week in Social: Google+ Adds Verification, Google+ Allows Sharing To Circles, Ticketmaster Seats And Facebook,

By Rob McNair

Stay up to date with the latest changes in the world of social.

Google+ adds profile verification

Google+ has started verification program to confirm the authenticity of celebrities and public figures usering the same method that Twitter had launched two years ago. This new feature will attempt to stop the fake celebrity profiles. Wen-Ai Yu discusses more about Google+ verification.

Facebook privacy changes

This week Facebook has announced a lot of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want. Facebook have been inundated with the question “who can see this?” so they have made changes to make this more visual and straightforward.The main change is moving most of the controls from a settings page to being inline, right next to the posts, photos and tags they affect. Plus there are several other updates that will make it easier to understand who can see your information.

Google+ allows sharing to circles


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This is one of the larger updates to the +1 button we have seen yet, Google has rolled out the ability to share the content from any page the button appears on with your circles on Google+.  When the new +1 button is clicked, users will now have the ability to comment on and share that webpage with whoever they’d like on Google+. 

Where are your Facebook friends sitting

Ticketmaster is enhancing its interactive seat maps this week so that ticket buyers and event-goers can see where their Facebook friends are sitting and tag themselves into their seats. With the upgrade, Facebook members can now connect their accounts to view a Facebook infused event seat map that highlights where friends are sitting with miniature Facebook flags.

More on this at Mashable.

Twitter enhances user profiles with galleries


Twitter has initiated “user galleries” to members this week. Galleries will display the 100 most-recent images the user has tweeted dating back to 1st January 2010, from supported photo-sharing services. A visitor can click the “view all” button to see even more images in either a grid view showing image thumbnails or a detail view highlighting the most-recent image and the text of the tweet that was shared along with it.

Carry on reading this story at The Gadget Post.

Google Analyitcs adds Multi-Channel Funnels

Looks like social is going to be getting more recognition for converting sales with Google’s biggest Analytics announcement in years.

Check out their blog post here.

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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.