This Week in Social: Facebook’s iPad App To Launch, Google+ Lets Your “Share” Your Circles

By Rob McNair

Facebook’s iPad app to launch next week

Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event on October 4th. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.

For more on this story visit Mashable.

Google+ lets your “share” your Circles

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Google+ has made it easy to “share” your Circles with friends today, by enabling an option to send other users a list of Circle members on your Circles page. Users who want to “share” the contents of their meticulously curated Circles can now click on the Share button as well as Edit and Delete in the Circles options menu and then select the Google+ user or users they want to share the Circle with.

Read more on Techcrunch.

Google +1 Button Now Shares Directly to Google+

Google has upgraded the +1 button with several new features, including the ability to directly share a webpage to Google+. In the past, clicking the +1 button only shared content to a tab on a user’s Google+ profile. This is in contrast to the Facebook Like button, which posts an article on a user’s Facebook wall. Now that Google has its own social network, the search giant can match Facebook’s button functionality.

To carry on reading this story visit Mashable.

Foursquare Privatises Homes

This week Foursquare have taken a few more steps to make homes more private. Only the person who created the ‘home’ and their friends can see the address on the venue page. Also, they have added a new ‘Report a problem’ link, which allows users to tell Foursquare that a place is their home.

Continue reading on the Foursquare Blog.

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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.