If you celebrated Pi Day this Saturday with some yummy pie, hopefully you’ve left enough room for this week’s share of social media updates:
- YouTube Now Offering 360-Degree Video Upload Support: YouTube is now offering support for 360-degree video uploads for content creators looking to provide a more immersive experience. Viewers can interact with these videos through YouTube’s Android app by moving their smartphone or tablet around to view different angles as a video plays. The upload process requires special technical instructions for now but YouTube hopes to simplify the upload process in the future.
- Tumblr replaces Reddit as New Front Page of the Internet: Tumblr has now become the go-to site for viral content over Reddit. Pricenomincs found that is the top source for Buzzfeed; LexisNexis found Tumblr references up by 75 percent. The site, popular with teens and college students, hosts 226 million blogs and receives visits from 460 million people each month.
- Facebook Introduces Topic Data: Facebook is releasing topic data, information on what audiences are saying about events; brands; subjects; etc., to a select set of marketers. The information is shared in a way that keeps personal information private but still allows marketers to make better decisions about promoting their products or services. Facebook plans to expand topic data’s availability at a future date.
- Twitter Updates Profiles for Android App: Twitter has updated profiles on its Android app for easier bio, photo, and tweet viewing.
- Twitter Increases Photo Size for iPhone App: Twitter increased photo sizes on its iPhone app to improve the profile browsing experience.