Here is a quick roundup of the latest happenings in the social media world.
Facebook is one step closer to making its App Center available to worldwide audiences. The social network added Canada and several other countries (Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom) to its list on Monday.
“In the coming weeks, we are launching the App Center to users in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey,” says Drew Hoskins on the Facebook Developers Blog. “To have your app included when we launch in those next markets, please submit translated app detail pages as soon as possible. We are reviewing all high-quality apps and will prioritize those that submit translations by Friday, July 13, 2012.”
Facebook also added “Localize,” a new translation tool, to the App Dashboard. The tool allows developers to make the information about their apps available in different languages.
For more information on Localize and how it works, visit https://developers.facebook.com/docs/appcenter/internationalization.
After testing the waters for a few weeks, Google is finally making +1 Recommendations available to all the users of its social network.
This new feature turns the +1 button into a discovery tool for websites. Hovering over the the button will bring a pop-up screen which shows related articles, videos, etc. from the domain or subdomain you are visiting.
+1 Recommendations works automatically within the +1 button. Webmasters do not need to install anything, while visitors can see recommendations without having to be logged into their Google+ accounts.
Pinterest announced on Monday that it would be relocating to San Francisco — from Palo Alto, California. The company joins several other social media companies, including Twitter, Zynga, Airbnb, that have taken up residence in the city.
According to a recent study, Pinterest is now the third most popular social network in the United States. Facebook and Twitter are number 1 and 2 respectively.
Twitter released new versions of its apps for iPhone and Android on Tuesday.
The main features of the apps include expanded tweets, enhanced event support, search autocomplete, and better push notifications for Tweets.
“You can get notifications from people you follow whenever they send a new Tweet or Retweet; turn on push notifications for Tweets for any user via the action button on their profile, and edit these notifications in your account settings on your device,” says Sung Hu Kim, Product Manager, on the Twitter Blog.
To download the apps, visit https://twitter.com/download.
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