As I am on various social networks, I find myself thinking “Wow, I wish they had ___ which would make ___ easier.” So here are some of the changes I’d like to see on the social networks I use the most in 2010.
- Checkboxes to select all groups that you want to remove yourself from, instead of having to click “Leave Group” and wait for the page to refresh after each or having to go into each group page and leave.
- Checkboxes to select all notifications that you would like to ignore / accept / block instead of having to do it one at a time.
- Applications cannot leave messages on your wall without approval – period. Especially ones I didn’t sign up for. Or one setting that I can check set to approve or deny applications posting to your wall.
- Tag photo approvals – Myspace even has an option to approve your tag in photos before it shows up on your profile / status updates.
- Look at your tags in alphabetical order. Select all subscribers for sharing.
- Highlight / auto select subscribers most likely interested in your share based on their favorite tags.
- An option in the toolbar that would allow you to easily unsubscribe from people who send you spammy shares.
- Toolbar notification of new Inbox messages.
- Toolbar with a back button so you can revisit a recent share (as opposed to going to the Discoveries tab > Recent Shares (in the new version of StumbleUpon).
- Checkboxes to select multiple direct messages that you want to delete, instead of having to do them one at a time.
- Hovering over a Twitter username in the timeline, direct messages, or followers / following will show the last three tweets from that user.
- An “Unfollow” button next to tweets in the timeline and direct messages so you can easily unfollow bots, spammers, etc. without having to visit their profile first.
- Built in function in Twitter that will show the full URL of shortened URLs when you hover over them.
- Suggested #hashtags for your tweets, or a list of your most used #hashtags.
- Connection between other networks so you can check a box so you can share select tweets on Facebook and LinkedIn without having to add the extra #fb or #in at the end of tweets.
Your Social Media Wishlist
How about you? What new features would you like to see on your favorite social networks in 2010?
* Also, please note that, up until this point, I haven’t been using external tools like Tweetdeck and other social media desktop applications, so if any of the following items can be done in a software, plugin, etc. I’d love to know so I can try them out.