This week has been a busy one for social media. The three major networks, Google Plus, Facebook and YouTube all got new looks. Perhaps the most exciting news for me is that Chrome for Android will have now access my saved passwords. So, here’s what we had going on this week…
- Google+ Gets Prettier
- Facebook Facelift Update
- One Channel Is Here!
- TED Behind The Scenes (Video)
- Take Your Passwords With You – Chrome Beta for Android
Google+ Gets Prettier
Not to be outdone by social rival Facebook, Google Plus beat them to the punch with the latest “New and Improved” update this week. Google’s latest improvements include larger cover images and a tab for local reviews.
Facebook Facelift Update
If you haven’t had enough Facebook updates lately, you won’t be disappointed of a major facelift. The new version of Facebook focuses on the user stream and a cleaner look. Mobile will now have the same look as desktops.
Just like Graph Search, you can join the waiting list.
One Channel Is Here!
The biggest change from One Channel is the large banner (Channel Art) you can display. To upgrade your YouTube Channel to One Channel, go to https://www.youtube.com/onechannel
TED Behind The Scenes (Video)
How cool would it be to be a TED fellow? You, standing in front of an audience giving a TED Talk the same as great thinkers and speakers like Stephen Hawking, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Tony Robbins. Check out this behind the scenes video by TheVerge:
Of course, TED isn’t for everyone. Or, not everyone is for TED is more to the point. Sarah Silverman’s TED Talk didn’t make the cut.
Take Your Passwords With You – Chrome Beta for Android
Here’s something cool for those Android Chrome users, who I is. It’s in BETA right now but the update promises a faster browser that takes up less bandwidth. Chrome Beta for Android (Version 26.0) also includes syncing of both passwords and auto-fill data via your Google Account. Yes, you can finally take your passwords with you! You can download Chrome Beta for Android here IF you are running at least Android 4.0.