1. Facebook Test Gives People More Control Over What Appears In News Feed: Facebook continues to experiment with adding more of a human touch to the News Feed. The company is testing a feature that enables people to make sure posts from certain people and Pages show up at the top of their News Feeds.

2. Twitter will allow you to follow events instead of people for breaking news: In an anecdotal sense, when it comes to following the news on Twitter, the site isn’t exactly spotless. It can prove daunting to keep hashtags in your head, and even then, following people who deliver news for a living can be a mess in and of itself. Twitter hopes to fix these maladies by announcing a real-time news feed.

3. YouTube breaks the news with Newswire, a channel for verified eyewitness videos: YouTube has partnered with Storyful, a social news agency, to launch YouTube Newswire, which is a YouTube channel that will show a curated feed of the most significant eyewitness videos of the day from around the world. Read more here.

4. Pinterest Reveals the Marketing Partners That Will Get First Dibs on Its Ads Key step toward what could be ‘unreal’ sales: Pinterest today announced eight ad-tech partners that can help brands and agencies buy Promoted Pins on the site. Part of the San Francisco-based social media company’s marketing developers program, they include 4C, Adaptly, Ampush, Brand Networks, HYFN, Kinetic Social, SocialFlow and SocialCode. These vendors will build services that make it easier to plan paid and free posts on Pinterest.

5. Facebook Rolling Out Significant Upgrades To Ads Manager & Power Editor: Facebook Advertisers will soon see major enhancements within their ad interfaces. Big improvements are coming that will increase the congruity of ad creation and editing with data and metrics as well as the usability and searchability within an account. Both Ads Manager and Power Editor tools will be given upgrades.

6. Wendy’s Enlists YouTube Stars Rhett & Link to Put a Twist on Livestreaming Will it work like Meerkat and Periscope: To promote summertime drinks on its menu, the Dublin, Ohio-based brand’s team has built a promotion—anchored by webcam technology and a microsite—that will let popular YouTube duo Rhett & Link chat with fans in real time. When people visit the microsite, they will be asked questions about their favorite colors, music and food.

7.With LinkedIn’s Powerful Backing, Can Lynda.com Dominate the Digital-Skills Market? Tuesday, the San Francisco-based website began offering LinkedIn Premium paid customers—a tiered program that gives users access to all of the site’s content—free Lynda.com classes for 30 days.

8. About.com’s native ad formula: data-driven explainers: About.com is plowing deeper into native ads with the proposition it can marry its hallmark explainer-style articles with search-like intent data. The company, known for search-friendly fare such as “10 Ways to Sleep Better” and “Top 10 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job,” this week launched Idea Studios, a four-person native ad unit that will create how-to and explainer articles for brands.

9. We live in age of wonders: the taco emoji has arrived: Your emoji keyboard is about to become a whole lot tastier. The emoji overlords at the Unicode Consortium released todaya new batch of the pictorial symbols to developers, including popcorn, a cheese wedge and — most importantly — the taco.