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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 Introduces Embedded Posts: Facebook’s Embedded Posts “make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web.”

new embeddable facebook posts

"When embedded, posts can include pictures, videos, hashtags and other content. People can also like and share the post directly from the embed."

LinkedIn Introduces New Company Page Analytics: The new LinkedIn Company Page analytics now include the ability to identify the updates that drive the greatest engagement and filter engagement trends by type and time period.

Pinterest Releases a Pinning Shortcut: Pinterest’s updated version of their iPhone and iPad app gives you “a shortcut that lets you pin, like and send a little faster on your iPhone.”

pinterest mobile update

"You can try the shortcut when you're on your home feed, a board or looking at a pin close up."

Facebook Offers New Advice for Businesses: The revamped “Facebook for Business” service makes it “easier for advertisers to discover how to achieve goals through Facebook, whether it’s to drive in-store sales, launch a new product or simply build awareness of the app.”

new facebook for business update

"Facebook has worked to make advertising simpler and more accessible."

Pinterest Rolls Out New Features: Pinterest’s new features “help you see more pins you love, and fewer you don’t. Use the Edit Your Home Feed button to get your feed just how you want it, from the web or your phone. Go to Follow Boards to see stuff you might like based on what you’ve been pinning.”

pinterest edit button

Pinterest introduces a new Edit button.

Pinterest Emails You When Product Pin Prices Drop: “You don’t have to do anything to get notified. Just keep pinning the things you’re into, and leave the price watching to Pinterest.”

pinterest price update

"There are already tens of millions of pins with price details on them." Now Pinterest will email you when prices drop.

Here’s an interesting infographic worth noting:

Marketers Pick Their Social Media Channels of Choice:

social business

"Social media marketing is becoming a more useful tool for both B2B and B2C businesses."

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