Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Debuts New Ad Types, Vine Gets Direct Video Messaging

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube:

Vine adds direct messaging via video
Vine adds direct messaging via video (photo: Vine blog)


  • Facebook updates Pages Manager for IOS – Facebook released version 3.0 of Pages Manager for iOS with several new features, including the ability for page administrators to pin and unpin posts on their pages, create and edit events on iPad, and more (AllFacebook)



  • Google+ adds page view count – Google+ users can now see how many times their content has been viewed by others, including photos, posts and profile pages since October 2012 (Information Week)


  • YouTube to run TV ads promoting video creators in big 2014 push – a new campaign – which will promote three YouTube creators with ads across Google properties, TV, print and out-of-home signs – marks the first time YouTube has purchased TV ads to promote specific creators or channels (Advertising Age)
  • Google, Nielsen deepen ties for ad ratings on YouTube – an extended deal between Google and Nielsen means that YouTube will be offering more ad-tracking capabilities, for an extended period of time, from Nielsen; the goal is to bring more ad dollars to YouTube (CNET)

Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.