This Week in Social: Facebook Timeline Goes Mobile, Facebook Mobile Ads

By Liam Foy

Facebook Timleline on mobile

Coming off the release of Timeline worldwide yesterday, Facebook has also announced Timeline’s launch on both the mobile web (at and the Android Facebook app, downloadable from the Android Market here. The mobile version lets you scroll through Timeline posts, browse Photos, and check out reports of third-party app activity and sometimes open the apps themselves. However, mobile Timeline does not include the Activity Log where you can change the privacy settings of their posts.

More on mobile Timeline available here.

Facebook Mobile Ads

Facebook plan its first push into mobile advertising by the end of March, giving the company a fresh source of revenue ahead of a possible initial public offering. Facebook are considering putting Sponsored Stories ads, which feature friends interactions with brands, within the mobile News Feed.

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LinkedIn Rolls out Polling for Groups

Aiming to create more conversations among its Groups, LinkedIn this week announced Polls, a new feature that’s designed to get a quick read on an issue. “A key reason our members use LinkedIn Groups is to share insights with like-minded professionals. Voting on polls now provides the same quick convenience of clicking “Like”, but with also the richer point of view of a comment” stated Ian McCarthy (Principle Product Manager at LinkedIn).

Click the here for more information on polls.

Google+ adds hangout option for status updates

Google on Wednesday introduced a new Google+ feature that lets you start a Hangout video chat from a status update. Google claim they are “looking to offer a feature that Facebook doesn’t have. The idea is that if you write or read a particularly compelling status update, you can initiate a Hangout instead of just commenting back and forth.”

More on the Hangout changes here.

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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.