Twitter rolling out redesign to give desktop users a mobile feel. The “Google of Eastern Europe” partners with Facebook to provide posts in search results. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Some of the best things on Facebook are actually links to other websites. At least, that’s the component of social network that the makers of Potluck are hoping to ignite. The new social network is going mobile re-framing social engagement through discovery. Think Pinterest but just links.
Potluck takes the performance out of sharing by making it more personal and less stressful. On most social networks, you’re under constant pressure to live up to expectations… On Potluck, we reduced this anxiety by taking the emphasis off of individual people and placing it on the common interests that bring them together. In your Friend Activity feed, the default view, you’ll notice that items don’t tell you who shared them — there are no names and no avatars.
Foursquare today launched a feature that allows users not just to mention their friends but also to check them in. Instead of you and four friends each pulling out your phone to check in at dinner, now one of you can do it for everyone. Less time spent on your phone, more time enjoying the moment.
Branch, a project of Obvious Corp., today launched Potluck, a link-sharing service that aims to support communities of shared interests, rather than online personae.