Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube:
- Facebook changes default privacy settings for new users to friends-only – for new users signing up to Facebook, default posting status is now set to friends only; previously, the default was global (Inside Facebook)
- 4 brands using Twitter video for extended storytelling – Twitter is testing a new feature, ‘view more videos,’ that allows brands to string together pieces of content; a call-to-action at the end of a video clip prompts consumers to view more videos (AdWeek)
- Don’t freak out you guys, but Twitter.com has switched to a new font – it’s not the biggest news, but you may have noticed that Twitter.com has changed fonts, from Helvetica Neue font to Gotham Narrow SSm (TechCrunch)
- YouTube will soon let you crowdfund projects directly on the site – YouTube recently revealed a “Creator Preview” that serves as a teaser for upcoming new features, including a stand-alone mobile app for content creators and a crowd-funding option that allows users to contribute money directly through YouTube (Engadget)
Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.