Here’s your quick weekly summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Foursquare:
- Facebook announces new mobile game publishing effort – last Tuesday, Facebook formally announced that it is becoming a mobile games publisher, now offering distribution to studios in exchange for a cut of revenue (TechCrunch)
- Toward a more public social network: Facebook rolls out embedded posts – Facebook is rolling out embedded posts, giving users the ability to post their status updates on pages across the Web (outside of Facebook) — including photos, status updates, posts with hashtags, and videos (All Things D)
- Twitter issues new rules to control abusive language after storm of misogynist messages – after a “barrage” of nasty messages aimed at high-profile female Twitter users, Twitter is “introducing a one-click button to report abuse and updating its rules to clarify that it will not tolerate abusive behavior” (Washington Post)
- Google is testing a local news product for Google Now – Google is testing a local news “card” in its Google Now service (already built into all new Android smartphones and available on the iPhone through Google’s Search app); the local news product is highly targeted to individual users and their interests (Quartz)
- Foursquare selling its location data through ad targeting firm turn – Foursquare is partnering with ad-tech company Turn, allowing advertisers to use the platform’s location data to retarget Foursquare users on other websites (AdAge)
Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!