Facebook App Integration: 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 Announces Tight Integration of 60 Apps to Timeline, More on the Way: Facebook now allows developers a tighter integration with Facebook’s Timeline. “More than 60 apps are immediately going live, including such favorites as Pinterest, eBay, Foodspotting, Airbnb and Foursquare.”

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Check out the new apps to add to your Facebook Timeline.


Web Goes on Strike to Protest SOPA: Last Wednesday, many websites maintained a blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill currently in the U.S. congress. You can find out more about SOPA in the infographic and video below.

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SOPA infographic from AmericanCensorship.org.

Foursquare’s Explore Feature Now on the Web: Explore helps you find interesting things nearby and your check-ins allow Foursquare to personalize recommendations for you.

foursquare's explore now on the web

Explore is powered by check-ins and Foursquare Tips.

Here are a few more interesting infographics: 

Social Login and Social Plugins Increase Page Views: Gigya analyzed their data from 2011 to measure how their technology impacted their clients and they share the results in the infographic below.

social login and social plugins

"The results clearly show that on-site social technology brings real value to sites."

Integration of Email Marketing and Social Media: GetResponse shares some interesting research results on email marketing integrated with social media.

email and social media

Do you have social sharing buttons in your emails?

LinkedIn’s CardMunch App Reaches Two Million Cards:  CardMunch is simple: “a quick camera capture of any business card using an iPhone enables professionals to digitize their collection of business cards, but more importantly get access to richer information about the person behind the card via their LinkedIn profile.”

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Have you munched any cards?

HootSuite Reaches Three Million Users:  This popular social media dashboard continues to grow, adding a million users in the last six months.

hootsuite 3 million

Do you use HootSuite?

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

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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.nearcoastmedia.com/ Matt Hamilton

    Hmm I guess I should be looking into social logins for sites I create. Any advice on the best way to implement? Are there plugins for wordpress or do I get it from the Facebook developer site? Thanks

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Matt – Social login nearly always requires a paid solution OR it requires a developer.  Gigya is a solution we use. – Mike

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  • Karen

    Hi Michael,

    First, a big thank you for all of the great information that you provide to all of us out here every day who are trying to keep up with the latest developments in social media!  We appreciate you! Regarding your comment above about Gigya,  On their site they do not provide any details about cost.  Janrain charges about $10,000 for up to 500,000 logins and then the price goes up from there.  This is a little pricey for startups.  Can you give us an idea of what Gigya charges?  If their prices are about the same as Janrain can you provide any recommendations on other ways to integrate social media into a website? I am developing an online community in the health, beauty and anti-aging space.  It is almost ready to launch however, I would like to integrate social media into the site before it goes live and I am seeking the least expensive strategy.  Any ideas would be very much appreciated.  Thank you again for all you do for us!

  • http://richardmclaughlin.biz/ McLaughlin

    I love CardMunch, I started using it just after the new LinkedIn integration. I sent an invitation to connect after each card was scanned, and of all the cards I scanned only one person has not replied. I read of one person (I forget who) that scans ever card that he receives, and then returns the card.

    My former boss wanted to digitalize his cards and starting late last December his secretary started to scan his 15 year collection of business cards.

  • Darrin Caldwell

    Awesome post! Thank you for all the great information. :D

    These infographics about SOPA, Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter were especially helpful; I’m definitely going to use this data to help improve and protect my business, Zeebz Link (http://zeebzlink.com/)

    I’m really impressed that Hootsuite has grown to 3M users already!

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  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Hi Karen,

    I know that these solutions are all pretty pricey.  I don’t have the costs handy, but they are expensive.

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

    Hi Cindy! I like this post very much as you shared very important points in this post. Keep updating.

  • http://www.wouterkleinsman.nl/ Wouter Kleinsman

    Some great content again! Im only getting some feelings that Facebook is going the wronge way. All those kinds of linking with tools…its going to be a spam hole if you’re asking me.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing your comments, Wouter. It’s been interesting to watch the evolution of spam over the years. Let’s hope spam becomes easier to manage and not the reverse!

  • Denisse Marie

    I want something like CardMunch but have an Android. Is there a similar application like CardMunch for Android?

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  • http://www.socialcolleague.com/ JPMiddleton

    Karen,

    If you’re using WP, Janrain provide a free plug in. 

  • http://www.socialcolleague.com/ JPMiddleton

    15 years of business cards? Woah. That’s going to take another 15 years to complete.

  • Karen

    Thank you so much for sharing that information!  I have a WP blog so it’s good to know that I can use Janrain for that.  I also have a pretty substantial website done in php and smarty code. I would like to integrate social media into this site as well. I guess I can use “Add This” for now for the share buttons and also add Discus for the comments…that’s a start.  Thanks again for the great info!

  • Karen

    Thank you so much for sharing that information!  I have a WP blog so it’s good to know that I can use Janrain for that.  I also have a pretty substantial website done in php and smarty code. I would like to integrate social media into this site as well. I guess I can use “Add This” for now for the share buttons and also add Discus for the comments…that’s a start.  Thanks again for the great info!

  • Karen

    Thank you so much for sharing that information!  I have a WP blog so it’s good to know that I can use Janrain for that.  I also have a pretty substantial website done in php and smarty code. I would like to integrate social media into this site as well. I guess I can use “Add This” for now for the share buttons and also add Discus for the comments…that’s a start.  Thanks again for the great info!

  • http://www.socialcolleague.com/ JPMiddleton

    Great stuff. Good luck with your website. 

  • http://www.wouterkleinsman.nl/ Wouter Kleinsman

    Sorry for my late reply Cindy! It would be great if it becomes easier to detect spam. The thing is that Facebook is getting all their money out if this app’s they create on Facebook. We have our old social media network called “Hyves”. They went the wrong way and turned into a advertisement and spam hole. 

  • http://www.MarketingBytes.biz/ Alison D. Gilbert

    I want to thank you for writing an article on Pinterest. It is listed as part of the Source and Resource Material I used for my blog post published 3.17.12

    http://digitalbrandmarketing.com/2012/03/17/pinterest-social-media-scrapbooking-with-style/







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