This Week in Social: Timelines Are Suing Facebook, Foursquare Announce Plan Your Next Trip, LinkedIn Classmates

By Rob McNair

Timelines are Suing Facebook

This week Timelines have begun pursuing Facebook in a law suit over the apparent copyright infringement relating to Facebook’s new Timelines feature. Timelines feel that the people at Facebook could have at least contacted them for permission to use or license the name but they have not.

Continue reading on the Timeline website.


Facebook improves mobile messenger

Facebook are excited to announce an update to Messenger. In this version, they’ve included several new features and performance improvements designed to make the messaging experience even better. Now you can see who’s online and who’s on mobile, and know when the other person is typing. It’s also easier to send messages to the people you message most.

Carry on reading on the Facebook Blog.


Foursquare announce Plan Your Next Trip

Plan Your Next Trip uses Foursquare’s Explore API to build an engaging travel itinerary for your next destination by sourcing the best, most popular places to fill your day and night with. With suggestions starting with breakfast in the morning and ending with watering holes at night, as well as points of interest and places to rest in between, you’ll never have a dull moment.

Read more here.


LinkedIn Classmates

















LinkedIn Classmates provides high-level insights about alumni of your school, as well as access to the more detailed professional profiles they’ve shared.  It can help people explore possibilities, see what classmates have accomplished since graduation, make connections with old friends and find opportunities.

More information about this is available on the LinkedIn Blog.


Google+ adds Hashtags





A feature has been released in Google+ to support hashtags, meaning that including one on a post will link your word to a Google+ search on that subject. Basically, including a “#” before a word in your post will turn it into a clickable link which leads to a Google+ search on that specific word.

Read more 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.