Google Analytics will soon roll out a new feature will allow content developers to dig a lot deeper than simply calculating the number of website visits.

Google will soon report on how content is shared through social networking and feed aggregators.

The sharing of client content on Google+, Blogger and other social media properties will be captured in analytics reports, allowing site owners to better customize content and track performance.

While this is new for Google Analytics, there are a number of third-party, enterprise-level analytics companies offering software services that provide tracking and performance on social media aggregation and sharing.


The iPad and tablet revolution has forced web developers to re-think how they design sites. Now that finger taps have replaced mouse clicks, the size and proximity of links must be considered: a mouse pointer is much more accurate than a human digit. This means text that is easily read is not necessarily easily manipulated and clicked and especially if there is a long, compact list of links.
To overcome these challenges, here are a couple design tips that will help your site display properly and function seamlessly no matter the platform:

Resize menu items and text

Many sites use simple text menus in the left-hand column of the home and category results pages, which look clean and can fit more items above the fold. But on tablets, it can be harder to click tap these targets. Be sure the buttons and text are afforded ample room.

Pagination and breadcrumbs

Those page numbers at the bottom of pages and navigation indicators at the top are often rendered in tiny, 6-8 pt type. Activating one is a major challenge unless the user resizes the display. Kick the point size up.

Navigation buttons

Make sure they stand out and have good runaround spacing.

Tables and lists

Do not run large linked lists together. Separating links is difficult.

Google's has launched its new Find My Face technology. It will suggest nametags for photos' subjects in Google+.

It operates pretty much the same as Facebook's facial recognition technology, Photo Tag Suggest. Find My Face scans users' and their friends' photos for recognizable faces, and suggests nametags for the faces by matching them with users' profile photos and other tagged photos on the social network.

However, Google's Find My Face technology has been built with some key differences that the search giant believes will help better ensure users' privacy.

For instance, unlike Facebook, Google prompts users to opt into the service before it starts automatically suggesting to their friends that they be tagged in photos. Only after a Google+ user opts into Find My Face will Google construct a face model of that person, using his or her profile photo and existing manually tagged photos on the site.

Google also requires the subject of a suggested tag to approve it before it goes public if the tagger isn't in the tagee's "circles." Facebook allows all tags to go live before notifying the subject.

Facebook has removed the "beta" label off its highly-publicized Timeline and it is now rolling out the new feature.
Currently, New Zealand is the only country to get Timeline. According to a Facebook blog post, other countries and regions will get it in the ""near future.""
Timeline was unveiled by Facebook in early September.
Timeline is a way to for a user to illustrate their entire life in a graphical, interactive way.
Timeline maps events the user's life, tracking from birth to present day.
Although the idea was praised widely, new privacy concerns were raised with the feature, one of them being that it was visible from the Timeline when you ""unfriended"" certain people - Facebook has said this was a glitch that's been corrected.