Connect With Your Customers: 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?

Foursquare Makes Business Page Set Up Easy: Foursquare Business Pages are now self-service.  “Any brand, organization, or publication can now create their own page, gain followers, share tips, check in, and reach their fans.”

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Use your Foursquare Business Page to share tips with your followers.

Skype Now Optimized for Your iPad: iPad users can now easily connect with their friends via Skype.

Call in 38 Languages From Gmail:  Following on from the call features available in the U.S. since last year, Gmail is extending its services in 38 new languages.

Klout Adds Foursquare and YouTube Influence: Klout continues to track more social media platforms. During a Twitter chat this week, they also said Google+ and Facebook pages are coming soon.

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Klout adds more social media platforms.

Twitter Drops Old Design Version: Twitter gave users the option of adopting their new design late last year and most people made the change. Bu if you are still using the old version, your account will automatically be upgraded.

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All Twitter users will have the new design.

Here’s a social media tool worth noting:

PageLever: This new tool gives Facebook page admins more information than currently available through Facebook Insights.

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With PageLever, you can also get data on removed fans, sources of comments/likes and unique impressions.

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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kalon-Willis/1173491920 Kalon Willis

    This is a very informative and well written article. Thank you for the great information. http://www.ElectroniConnection.com

  • http://twitter.com/arikb99 Arik Bernstein

    The PageLever is great! wondering when Klout will add Google+

  • http://justindupre.com/ Justin Dupre

    Foursquare and Twitter make excellent tools in connecting with customers. Very informative post and useful in affiliate marketing.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for your feedback on PageLever, Arik!  I’m sure Klout will add Google+ as soon as they can.  

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

     Thanks Justin!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

     You’re welcome Kalon!

  • http://www.i95dev.com/ecommerce-magento Henry Louis

    Twitter is one of the best social media interfaces available on internet. It can be used by the businesses and also by common people. I have noticed a lot of businesses maintaining CRM on Twitter.









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