Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare:
- Facebook now lets you edit your “Look Back” movie – to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Facebook automatically generated “A Look Back” movie for each user that clicked on the link; now users can edit their own movie (TechCrunch)
- Facebook quietly phasing out app collections – Facebook users can no longer create custom app collections; existing collections are not affected, but new ones cannot be created (AllFacebook)
- Twitter debuts data grant program for researchers – Twitter’s new Data Grants program will allow a small number of academic researchers to have access to the full stream of published tweets (re/code)
- LinkedIn to acquire job-seeking site Bright for $120 million – data-driven job search startup Bright is LinkedIn’s largest acquisition to date; Bright used algorithms to match job seekers to positions (re/code)
- LinkedIn to kill its “Intro” email product months after launch – ‘Intro,’ a mobile service that hooks LinkedIn profile information into a user’s mobile email application, is ending less than six months after launch (re/code)
- Foursquare finds itself a Microsoft deal: investment plus a commercial pact – in addition to investing in Foursquare, Microsoft will be integrating Foursquare data into its Bing search engine, as well as its Windows Mobile apps and services (re/code)
Any social media updates that we missed this week? Let us know in the comments below.