This Week in Social: Facebook Adds "Nearby", Instagram's Response to Uproar




Facebook Adds "Nearby" Feature to Help Users Discover Nearby Businesses - Facebook Studio 

Facebook announced a new update this week called  "Nearby," accessed via the Facebook mobile app: now, in addition to showing which friends have checked in at a particular place, Nearby helps people discover places near them based on their friends’ recommendations.

Instagram's response to angry users: "Thank You and We're Listening" - Instagram Blog

Complaints of Instagrammers were heard 'round the world of social media recently after the company updated their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Read Instagram's response on their blog.

New Study: 70% of Consumers Seek New Products From Facebook Friends, Not Brands - Luxury Daily

Seventy percent of consumers prefer to hear about new products from Facebook friends rather than brands, according to a new report by 8thBridge. Therefore, online retailers should incorporate social sharing into the commerce experience.

Facebook Changes Privacy Controls, Forces Users to be Searchable - Mashable

Facebook's new privacy tools will make it easier for you to pick which of your friends or subscribers can view your personal info, status updates and photos, according to Reuters. It also makes it simpler for you to request that a photograph of yourself be taken down by the uploader.

Twitter adds its own Instagram-like photo filters - CNN Tech

A day after confirming it had lost the ability to display Instagram images, Twitter has rolled out its own library of retro filters for its Android and iPhone apps. The eight filters are the usual suspects we've come to expect from mobile photo apps, including desaturated, black and white and high contrast.