This week has been a whirlwind of events for all the social media outlets, but there are three top winners in this week’s news. LinkedIn comes in third with their unfortunate security breach. Facebook’s all around mixed reviews places it in the silver second spotlight and Twitter takes first place by a large margin due to the positive buzz around their new logo.
This week LinkedIn suffered a major breach in security when 60 million user passwords were posted on hacking sites for the world to see. LinkedIn sent out emails to users who were affected, but even if you didn’t get an email, it’s a good idea to change your password just to be safe.
Facebook wants to better their mobile presence by adding an App Center. They claim the Center will give developers an additional way to grow their apps and will also create opportunities for different types of apps to be successful.”
Facebook wants to invite your pre-teens to start networking online. Their current policy doesn’t allow users younger than 13, but they are trying to increase revenues by lowering their age limit. However, is there a market for young social media users and more importantly, is it safe?
“Twitter is the bird, the bird is Twitter,” says Doug Bowman, the creative director of Twitter. The new logo seems to be a hit and has even increased the fan base on Twitter. Analysts have even predicted that with the new logo, revenue might double in the upcoming year, from 260 million to 540 million. Twitter seems to have trumped the other social media outlets this week with the bright possibilities for the future.