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Major Changes to Social Networks

By Corrie Oberdin   •   23 April, 2014

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Major Changes to Social Networks

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If you’ve been watching the social media news (trust us, it’s a thing), you’ve probably noticed some major changes that different networks have gone through over the past several weeks. For those of you less inclined to follow the layout changes from network to network, here is a quick summary of the changes being implemented.

Facebook

Facebook is giving another makeover to pages, streamlining where information appears on a given page. In the new layout, information about an organization – including friends who like the page, related apps, photos, videos and Page likes appear on the left hand side. Posts by the page appear on the right hand side. Up top is a streamlined cover photo section with links – but no boxes – to select portions of the Company Page where page tabs or sections used to be.

The new Facebook Page layout streamlines current features.
The new Facebook Page layout streamlines current features.

Twitter

Twitter now much more closely resembles the Facebook layout. With a large new “cover photo,” larger icons and general information on the left hand side, and messages towards the center, the streamlined look may allow companies to more closely mirror their branding on other social channels.

Iridian Group  Iridiangroup  on Twitter
The new Twitter profile looks like….Facebook.

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn created Showcase pages in order to give organizations with specific or unique business units a chance to share their story.  In doing so, they recently got rid of the familiar “Products & Services” tab. Now, if an organization wants to share about a Product or Service, they can do so via sharing stories on either their main Company Page or a Showcase page.

LinkedIn has gotten rid of their old Products & Services tab in favor of Showcase pages.
LinkedIn has gotten rid of their old Products & Services tab in favor of Showcase pages.

Change is a constant factor in the social media world. If you have a question about how to handle the changes, give us a yell! We’re happy to help you navigate the changes as they come!



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