Friday Social Round Up: Instagram Profiles, Facebook Sponsored Search, Twitter Hack and Pinterest Secret Boards

Written by Nazilla Allahiary - 09 Nov 2012

Instagram profiles

Instagram have finally rolled out online profiles. At first glance, the design looks similar to the Facebook top cover. However, the images rotate through other photos taken on the account.

The introduction of these individual profiles is something users have been crying out for for a while. Finally we can now stalk people’s images more easily!

Twitter hack

Are you one of the thousands of Twitter users that received an email telling you your account may have been compromised (and that your password had been reset as result)? If so, you weren’t alone, and you’re definitely not the only person thinking it was a phishing scam.

Twitter has since come out admitting that:

“In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.”

It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Pinterest secret boards

Pinterest have announced ‘secret boards’ for Christmas. The new feature allows users to pin to boards that are hidden from other users unless they have been invited. This means you can create Christmas gift boards without giving away any clues about presents or several of you can plot for a surprise gift for someone else. This doesn’t just have holiday use: it also means you could plan a surprise party, event or even a work project and not reveal any details until it is completely ready.

Viral video

Everyone is always asking us: “How do you make things go viral?” This spoof is a great response!

Infographic time

Working in social media isn’t just playing on Facebook all day; we also use Twitter! Here is a great infographic that shows when the best time to tweet is.