LinkedIn Opens Blogging Platform to All: 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?

LinkedIn Influencers Publishing Platform Opens to All LinkedIn Members: LinkedIn is slowly opening up its publishing feature to all members. “Now members have the ability to follow other members who are not in their network and build their own group of followers.”

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LinkedIn is also “adding new influencers who are excited to share their insights and experiences directly with LinkedIn members.”

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Klout Morphs Into Content Platform: 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?

Klout Adds Content Aggregation: The “new content platform helps Klout users be better content creators. (It) also allows you to schedule your posts so they can be delivered when people are actually listening.” Klout has reportedly been sold to Lithium Technologies.

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“The Create tab helps you find great articles and posts worth sharing with your audience.”

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Dial Into Google Hangouts By Phone: 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?

With UberConference You Can Dial Into Google Hangouts: With the UberConference app, you can now call into Google hangouts from your phone.

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Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2014 Winners!

Are you looking for some good social media blogs to read? Look no further!

Our fifth-annual social media blog contest generated over 600 nominations.

Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists. Each of the social media blogs were analyzed based on a number of factors, including content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

With that in mind, here are 10 social media blogs to put at the top of your reading list.

#1: Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer consistently delivers long-form articles, videos and detailed educational content that share an impressive depth of Facebook marketing knowledge.

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Jon Loomer’s blog is enthusiastic, helpful, detailed and well-illustrated.

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Facebook Paper App: 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 Paper App: “A new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you.”

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“Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and full-screen, distraction-free layouts.” Facebook has “also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own.”

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Win Free Tickets to Social Media Marketing World 2014

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***UPDATE*** Congratulations to our winners: Amy Alderman, winner of the blogging contest with this post, and Nik Parks, winner of the Twitter contest.***

Want to win a free ticket to the industry’s largest social media marketing conference of the year?

Social Media Examiner has worked hard to bring you our second physical conference.

And we’ve come up with a fun way to get you involved.

First, what is this event?

Social Media Marketing World 2014 is the world’s largest physical social media conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.


Watch this video for a quick overview.

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Facebook Updates News Feed for Pages: 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 Tweaks Algorithm for Pages: With this latest change, “page admins can expect a decrease in the distribution of their text status updates, but they may see some increases in engagement and distribution for other story types.”

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“The best way to share a link after this update will be to use a link-share.”

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Top 10 Social Media Blog Finalists 2014: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2014

We received over 600 nominations for our fifth-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest (the blogosphere’s biggest contest for social media blogs).

The list of 22 finalists is pretty impressive! See for yourself below.

The judges: Our judges include Lee Odden (author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing and CEO of TopRank Online Marketing), Denise Wakeman (founder of the Blog Squad™) and Neal Schaffer (author of three books, including Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing). They are currently finishing up their reviews of these sites.

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Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):

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Vine Web Profiles: 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?

Vine Introduces Full Profile on the Web: “Log in at vine.co to view your home feed and like, comment and share videos just as you do” on Vine’s mobile apps.

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“Now you can share your profile with others so they can see your posts.”

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