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Welcome to another Friday social media recap! Before you run off to strategize your investment in the Facebook IPO, take a look at what’s going on in the world of social media.

The Year of Facebook (and Social Media) 

With a $16 billion IPO, Facebook is set to have the third largest IPO in history (only behind Visa and Enel). Not only does this establish the caliber of Mark Zuckerberg’s impact on the social media world, but also on the financial world. Facebook has fast-tracked, if not launched, a completely new take on the online social world and with the right acquisitions it will continue to dominate the social media space. If you’re wondering how the Facebook IPO will affect brands and brand pages, check out the full article.

Google+ Launches Spiffy New Updates to iPhone App

Have you tried out the latest version of the Google+ app for your iPhone? The update takes the app up a notch and features a visual experience unlike the previous version. Other tweaks on the app include configuration for a better app experience instead of making the desktop version compatible on the iPhone.

Twitter Allows Users to Control Privacy

Having a hard time trusting the information social media networks such as Twitter can get from you? Worry no more. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Twitter is participating in “Do Not Track”, an Internet privacy feature for Firefox users. DNT gives users the option to block third-party cookies, little nuggets of information used to track users’ online habits, activities, and even personal information.

Pinterest’s Going International

The two-year-old social bookmarking project is planning on expanding internationally with a $100 million round of investments. The startup is looking to expand into the French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish markets.