Facebook App Chat Heads: 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 Updates iPhone App With Chat Heads and Stickers: “Now you can keep chatting even when you’re doing other stuff on Facebook, like checking your news feed. Tap Chat Heads to reply, drag them around or flick them down to close.” And you can also add stickers to your messages.

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The Facebook iPhone app's new Chat Heads make it easy to follow chat conversations on the go.

LinkedIn Unveils a New Mobile Experience: The new LinkedIn phone app provides a completely revamped experience “with the general professional and everyday use case in mind.”

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Twitter Releases a Music App: The Twitter #music app is “a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists.”

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"You can navigate to #NowPlaying to view and listen to those songs."

Twitter Trends Now in 160 New Locations: Twitter introduces Trends “in more than 160 new locations. Included in that list are a number of countries that will be getting Trends for the first time: Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Ukraine, plus more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends.”

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Twitter Trends are now available in many more countries.

Google+ Comments Come to Blogger: “You can bring Google+ Comments to your Blogger blog. Once you’ve enabled the feature through your Blogger Dashboard, you’ll enjoy a number of important benefits.” Will Google+ Comments expand to other platforms in the future?

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To get started with Google+ Comments, just visit the Google+ tab of your Blogger Dashboard, and check Use Google+ Comments.

Here’s some interesting social media news to follow:

Facebook Launches Open Graph Mobile: Open Graph Mobile “takes Facebook’s social graphing product to the mobile platform for the first time.”

Here’s a couple of useful tools for social media marketers:

The Rollup: a free tool to help you manage your inbox by combining and managing selected subscriptions into one convenient daily digest email.

the roll up

The Rollup helps you to manage your email subscriptions.

Wajam: a free tool to find out what your friends share by adding a social share section to your Google search page.

What do you think? 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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