This Week in Social: Twitter Stories, Facebook Silences Official Music Player, Google+ Intergrates With YouTube

By Liam Foy

Twitter Stories

Twitter launched the first in a series of Twitter stories. You can read about a single Tweet that helped save a bookstore from going out of business; an athlete who took a hundred of his followers out to a crab dinner or a Japanese fishermen who use Twitter to sell their catch before returning to shore. You can tweet them your story on @twitterstories or use the #twitterstories.

Read more on the Twitter Blog.

Twitter tests “Top People” and “Top News”

Twitter is testing a new feature that highlights a link labeled as “top news” or a profile labeled “top people” at the top of its real-time search results. For a small percentage of users, searching for a topic such as “South Park” or a hashtag such as “#OWS” returns a link to a news story at the top of the page in addition to the usual relevant tweets.

Continue reading on Mashable.

Facebook Silences Official Music Player

Facebook’s music player and Discography apps, the last traces of the long-rumored but never-launched music dashboard, went silent this week. Instead, the social network is steering its users toward music services it has partnered with so far: Spotify, Rdio, and Mog.

Google+ Intergrates with YouTube

Google is adding more Google+ features this week designed to increase user engagement and sharing. These include a YouTube slider that lets you watch and share YouTube videos with your Google+ friends and two new Google Chrome extensions for sharing webpages and tracking your Google+ notifications.

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.