Social Media Stories: March 15th, 2013

We’ve compiled a list of the social media stories from this week that we found the most interesting and wanted to share with our readers. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what happened this week in the world of social media! Would you let us know your thoughts in our comment section below?

The Evolution of Facebook News Feed (Including a look ahead at the new newsfeed) [Link]

Last week Facebook unveiled its first major update to the news feed since the feature launched nearly seven years ago. Like every change the company makes to the site, it’s been met with mixed reactions.

Some praise the introduction of multiple news feeds, mobile consistency and a bigger focus on pictures, as well as a cleaner, more organized look. Others claimed it borrowed too much from competitor Google+’s design — in fact, aMashable poll revealed 87.5% of respondents said the new design resembles Google’s social network.

Google Wants to Replace Your Passwords With Jewelry [Link]

There’s been talk of doing away with typed passwords for awhile now, and Google may just be the one to break through the barriers with this. They’ve built rings that can be worn and used to log in to a computer or online account.

‘Veronica Mars’ Film Takes Flight on Kickstarter [Link]

It was adored by fans, including employees of LNP Studios. Veronica Mars was a show with a small, yet devoted fan base, and thanks to that fanbase and the Kickstarter platform. For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter – it’s a pretty amazing funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

SimpleWash, the Easiest Way to Clean Up Your Facebook Page [Link]

Whether you’re job searching, dating someone new, or have a pending friend request from your boss, it’s wise to clean up your social media profiles every now and then. There’s a new app available called SimpleWash that will do just that for you.

Pinterest Introduces Analytics Platform [Link]

Earlier this week, Pinterest introduced a web-based analytics tool which allows for site owners to track engagement with their sites while on Pinterest. We have a breakdown available of exactly what the tool allows for businesses to track on our last blog post.