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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***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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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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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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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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social media researchIt’s not always easy to stay up to date with social media.

Here’s what was really hot in 2013.

As you scan these articles, you’ll find great ideas you can put to use today.

Here are 10 of our most popular articles of 2013.

Top 10 Social Media Marketing Articles

#1: New Facebook Marketing Research Shows What Works: The latest research on Facebook marketing shows interesting trends and opportunities. Use this to update your Facebook marketing with the latest findings.

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Read more about this research to help you improve your Facebook marketing.

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social media reviewsAre you looking for rich and insightful blog posts to boost your social media marketing?

We asked our writers to share their favorite social media blog posts.

What follows is a gold mine of content you can apply to your marketing in 2014.

#1: Enlarge Your Digital Footprint for More Effective Online Marketing

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I love this post by Barry Feldman because it emphasizes content promotion (which is all-important) and includes a comprehensive list of specific actions.

It’s a great overview for beginners. But the pros may also find a few tactics they aren’t using.

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Enlarge Your Digital Footprint for More Effective Online Marketing.

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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 Launches Vanity URLs for Vine Users: “A profile URL is a unique Vine profile address accessible from the web. Once you select an available URL, you will be able to access your profile by visiting vine.co/[yourURL].”

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“Selecting a custom URL allows you to share your profile easily and makes it easier for others to find and watch the videos you’ve created.”

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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?

YouTube Rolls Out Live Streaming for All: “Now, all YouTube channels that verify their account and are in good standing will be able to live-stream video to the world.”

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“To give you even more ways to connect with fans, you can now launch a Google+ hangout on air directly from the YouTube Live Events manager.”

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