Here’s the top headlines in Social Media this week:
Social networking boom continues in UK – Visitor numbers to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have reached a record high in the UK, new figures show.
Facebook now second-most popular in UK – UKOM/Nielsen reports that for the first time ever Facebook surpassed Microsoft to become the second-most popular website in the UK.
Facebook’s Ban Bot Leaves Some Developers Baffled (And Angry) – Over the last few days there has been a surge in complaints from Facebook developers who have had their applications disabled without warning.
Facebook builds “client council” – Facebook, the social network, is seeking to build stronger links with agencies and advertisers by establishing a “client council” made up of leading executives from outside the company.
Proof offered of Facebook’s decline in the UK – Rumours of Facebook’s decline in the UK have spread in recent weeks, now Neil Charles, head of econometrics at Brilliant Media offers proof that the social networking giant is losing rather than gaining users.
Twitter For Newsrooms!? Twitter *Is* A Newsroom – Twitter released “Twitter for Newsrooms,” its primer on how to use Twitter to gather and report news in the 21st century.
Twitter may add more than timeline ads – Twitter is introducing ads into the live stream of messages, according to the Financial Times.
Tumblr Users Targeted in Phishing Scam – Popular microblogging service Tumblr has been hit by a largescale phishing attack over the past few days.
Google Launches Google+ To Battle Facebook – Google has finally unveiled Google+, the company’s top secret social layer that turns all of the search engine into one giant social network.
Google+: First Impressions – Google has just unveiled Google+, its ambitious answer to Facebook. It turns all of Google into one giant social network, thanks to a core group of social products and a new navigation bar that integrates sharing into every single Google product.
Google Takeout Lets You Liberate Your Data From Google – The Data Liberation Front – a team of engineers at Google tasked with making it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products – has announced its first service, Google Takeout.