Animated GIFs on Twitter: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Supports Animated GIFs: You can now “share and view animated GIFs on http://Twitter.com, Android and iPhone.”

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Facebook Improves Embedded Posts: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Improves Embedded Posts: “A new design, faster load times and per publisher default widths to make Embedded Posts even better.”

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Embedded posts now “display images and videos above the post’s text and other content.”

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More Facebook Page Layout Options: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Marketers Get More Facebook Page Layout Options: Facebook Page admins now have “more control over the look and functionality” of their Pages.

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“Now, admins can adjust the placement of sections in the top navigation menu and left-column menu.”

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Facebook Adds Like Button to Apps: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Adds Like Button to Apps: Facebook recently announced they are giving more control to people when sharing from apps. This includes a new mobile Like button for apps. “Try out the mobile Like button, the beta version of which is available for iOS now.”

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A broader rollout of the mobile Like button, including Android availability, is planned soon.

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Google+ Stories: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Google+ Introduces Google+ Stories: You can “automatically weave your photos, videos and the places you visited into a beautiful travelogue.”

google plus stories

“Stories will be available this week on Android and the web, with iOS coming soon.”

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Facebook Audience Insights: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Introduces Facebook Audience Insights: “A new tool designed to help marketers learn more about their target audiences, including aggregate information about geography, demographics, purchase behavior and more.”

facebook audience insights tool

“Audience Insights is different from Page Insights because it looks at trends about your current or potential customers across Facebook, whereas Page Insights looks at the interactions with your Page (i.e., likes, comments and shares).”

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Twitter’s New Web Profile: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Announces New Look for Web Profile: “The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best tweets and more.”

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“If you’re new to Twitter, you’ll start with the new profile.” The new features will be rolled out to everyone else over the coming weeks.

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Twitter Photo Tagging: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Rolls Out Photo Tagging on Mobile: “You can tag up to 10 people in a photo and still have all 140 characters at your disposal, making it easier to connect with your friends.”

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“Tagging people in a picture makes conversations around photos fun and easy.”

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Twitter Introduces First Tweet Feature: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Introduces Your First Tweet Feature: You can now celebrate your #FirstTweet. “Using this tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first tweet—or for that matter, anyone else’s.”

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“Just type in your @username, or that of anyone—your best pal, favorite comedian, a star or a president.”

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