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 Adds Posts and Status Updates to Graph Search: “Now you will be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you.”

facebook graph search topics

"Search for the topics you're interested in and see what your friends are saying, like “Dancing with the Stars" or "Posts about Dancing with the Stars by my friends.”

Facebook Announces New Features for Mobile Ad Unit: To help drive engagement and conversions, Facebook adds “new features to mobile app ads that are designed to help businesses reach people that have already downloaded their apps and direct them back into specific features, content or products within the app.”

facebook mobile app ads

"Businesses can now choose from seven different calls to action within mobile app ads."

LinkedIn Adds New Features to Mobile: The LinkedIn app for mobile has “flatter, cleaner and more modern designs” and you can now “keep your professional reputation fresh by accepting endorsements from your connections and by adding skills to your profile.”

linkedin endorsements on mobile

"You can recognize your connections for being awesome at what they do by endorsing them from your phone."

Here’s some up-coming news to follow:

Facebook Updates Ads Content in News Feed: Facebook is “working on some updates to the ads algorithm to improve the relevance and quality of the ads people see.”

Facebook Introduces Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram to Home: “You can view more of the content you care about on your lock screen. When you wake up your phone, swipe through photos and posts from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram, in addition to Facebook.”

flickr pinterest tumblr instagram on facebook

"Connect these apps to Home to get started. This feature will begin testing within the Facebook for Android Beta program."

Here’s an interesting tool worth noting:

Tweet Binder: A cool tool to analyze, classify and share twitter impact reports. Click here to see how Tweet Binder looks for Social Media Success Summit activity.

tweet binder

"With Tweet Binder SEEK LITE you can get tweets up to 2.000 tweets (7 days old) per search for free."

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  • Jason

    Didn’t know Tweet Binder, pretty amazing and cool reports. Do you guys have any kind of guide to it? Thanks Cindy!

  • Looks good. I think the more we know about how we are doing, the better we can be as a business. There are so many resources that is really worth checking out. Thank you for the update.

  • jameybrown

    Thanks, Cindy! Good stuff. Actually got an e-mail blasts from Tweet Binder a few months ago and started then – not a bad system.

  • Anuj Shah

    Searching For Same Jason

  • Johan

    Mmmm, pretty cool Tweet Binder. If you share the guide to it please let me know. Thanks

  • Johan

    Yes please, if you make a guide or tutorial to Tweet Binder let me know. I posted it before as well.

  • Hi Jason, I suggest you reach out directly to Tweet Binder.

  • You’re welcome!

  • I am still not seeing Posts search…in my Facebook account, it says it is not available yet when I try it (though I do have Graph Search enabled, and I logged out and back in). I guess they are rolling this out slowly?

  • These are great new features for Facebook and LinkedIn! I think the graph search for Facebook seems like it opens up the most opportunity. Cindy, do you have any suggestions for effective use of this? Is there a way to search for friends of friends that like a competitor page? I feel like I know all about my industry friends that I’m connected to on Facebook – because I’ve already connected on other channels. What I’d really like to see is how I can find potential customers on Facebook, the way I do on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.