A big acquisition by YouTube tops this week’s digital and social news. Also of note, Facebook adds a feature that allows restaurants to post their menus.
- YouTube to Double Down on Live Streaming With Twitch – Early reports are saying that YouTube has acquired Twitch for $1 billion. Twitch is a live streaming service that allows users to log on to watch other users play video games.
- Facebook Changes New User Default Privacy Setting to Friends Only — Adds Privacy Checkup – This change has no impact on existing Facebook users. However, once a new user signs up, any posts they make will be visible to friends only until they make a change to their privacy settings. In the past, the default setting for a new user was public.
- Lithium Unveils First Plans for Klout: Pop-Up Communities and a Klout Score For Products – The pop-up communities will give Klout users the opportunity to earn rewards through the Klout Perks program for participating. Also, the Klout score for products.
- Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Their Pages – Facebook started letting restaurants post menus on their pages this past Thursday.
- Gossip App Secret Goes Worldwide and Android-first – Secret, the anonymous messaging app that lets users share short text and image posts to friends and the broader community completely anonymously, is expanding worldwide. The app is already available on iOS, but will now be coming to Android with new features exclusive to the Google-owned operating system.