Social networks get revamped in time for Christmas!

For many tis the season to be jolly, buying presents, sending cards, Christmas parties and fending of the forces of winter, (for some of us).

For social networks it seems the perfect time to produce a makeover. This week Facebook rolled out their new streamline profile, Timeline, revealed back at their annual developers conference in September. The new Frictionless experience will only be available in New Zealand for now, but will be rolled out to the rest of the world in the coming weeks.

Let’s not forget our blue bird friend, Twitter, who took the plunge and introduced two new feeds, @(username) and Activity, which in essence is the equivalent to Facebook’s notifications feed. Despite the changes being introduced back in August, we have only seen these roll out in the UK in last month.

Following closely behind, StumbleUpon introduced us to their new redesigned website earlier this week, featuring a brand new logo and greater focus on placed on it’s visual content and appearance.

So, it seemed only natural for the ball to fall back to the Twitter nest once again who have now decided, “Out with the old, and in with the new!” Adding four new features this time, all part of their new Fly Twitter project to make Tweeting on Twitter a richer experience.

“We’ve simplified the design to make it easier than ever to follow what you care about, connect with others and discover something new,” via the Twitter Blog.

Check out the video, it’s much more exciting!

Oh, and if your the lucky bird with an iPhone or Android mobile you can upgrade your mobile app now. I’ve upgraded today and I have to say on first appearance it looks miles better than the old app, which personally found a little confusing to navigate (from my iPhone). What do you think?

Published by Leanne

Social media manager for Oxford University Press. Entrepreneur and writer. Here to inspire.

2 thoughts on “Social networks get revamped in time for Christmas!

  1. I love all the changes from these social media sites. The new designs makes it easier to share and connect with others online. It’s all very exciting!

    1. I have to agree! Twitter and You Tube have by far impressed me the most. I just love Twitter’s new app design too, so much easier to navigate! It is all very exciting indeed… watch out 2012! 😀

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