The social media news of this week is certainly the new design created by Google for its social platform, Google+.
In this new app and web version, Google plays on Communities and Collections to distinguishe in social media competition. The Communities feature connects users around common interests and creates network groups. The Collections allows users to group post into topic based sections.
The update will be available in a couple of days.
— GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) November 17, 2015
Only one month after lauching its poll feature, Twitter is testing some polls more adapted, to give us more options when using its feature.
More options for Twitter polls. pic.twitter.com/0AgqaUkHPy
— drew olanoff (@drew) November 19, 2015
After the NFL in the US, Real Madrid signs a significant partnership with the fashionable social platform, Snapchat.
Thanks to this partnership, the Spanish football giant will be the first sports club with an “Official Story“.
During next Real Madrid games, fans will be able to send their snaps to a Live Story. Then, a Snapchat team will group best contents in order to prodcut a video available for all Snapchat users, so 100 million daily active users today.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 18, 2015
Only 3 days after the Paris attacks, Facebook activated its “Safety Check” feature in Nigeria in the city of Yola after bombings.
Before Paris, Facebook has activated this feature only for natural disasters. In the space of 4 days, this one was used by several million Facebook users threatened by terrorist attacks.
“We’re now working quickly to develop criteria for the new policy and determine when and how this service can be most useful.” said Mark Zuckerberg.
One thing is for sure, social media’s role can become higher during attacks
Facebook activates 'safety check' in Nigeria after bombings https://t.co/BYMzTNrGRc
— Mashable (@mashable) November 18, 2015
Collect donations directly from social media? Now it’s possible!
Facebook launched fundraising tools for NGOs. Now associations will be able to create donation campaigns on the platform thanks to one post in order to encourage Facebook users to donate.
Facebook users will see the association’s name, cover photo, campaign’s objective, total donations collected and a button “Donate”.
— Mashable SocialMedia (@mashsocialmedia) November 19, 2015
To conlcude, Christmas is coming. So don’t forget your coworkers!