Facebook Group Updates: 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 Groups Now Show Who’s Seen Each Post: “When you visit a group, you can view who’s seen each post. This way you can stay updated on the group’s activity.”

facebook groups post with readers

You can now see who has received your updates on Facebook Groups.

Facebook Events Gets a Better View: Facebook Events gets ”new list and calendar views that make it easier to scan upcoming birthdays, invites and suggested events. Scroll through these events and respond to invites without leaving the page.  Suggested events are recommended to you based on your friends, pages you like, places you’ve checked in and the apps you use on Facebook.”

facebook events calendar view

"To get to the calendar view, click on Calendar on the top left of your Events dashboard."

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:

Facebook App Center Begins to Roll Out Globally: After launching the App Center in the United States about one month ago, the App Center is “now available to 100% of users in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom” and more countries will be added in the coming weeks. There’s a new localization tool—a Localize tab on the App Dashboard—where you can provide translations of your app’s information.

facebook app center

"The App Center lists high-quality apps based on user feedback and orders them based on what a person is most likely to enjoy and the popularity in their country."

Facebook Pages Can Now Add Location to Their Posts: Facebook page admins can now  tag their posts and photos with location.

facebook page update location

Click the pin button in the bottom left-hand corner of your update to open the location prompt.

Twitter Overhauls mobile.twitter.com From the Ground Up: The updated mobile.twitter.com is “a lighter-weight, faster client that looks and feels like twitter.com and our mobile apps.”

mobile.twitter.com

Here's the home timeline on mobile.twitter.com, before and after the redesign.

Twitter Search Gets Simpler: Twitter introduces search autocomplete and “People you follow” search results to twitter.com.

twitter simple search

"Search autocomplete shows you the most likely terms for your query as you enter it."

The Fancy Rewards Users for Sharing: Now when you share products on The Fancy, a photo-sharing site similar to Pinterest, you’ll get a referral code.  And if someone clicks on your picture and buys the product, you’ll get 2% of the price.

the fancy bike

The person who shared this picture on The Fancy will get 2% of the price mentioned in the top left-hand corner if someone buys this bike after clicking on this picture.

Here’s a useful social media tool worth noting:

BNDWGN: A content messenger app that combines the power of group messaging with everything you love about Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

bndwgn

"Get continual updates from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram on topics you pick."

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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  • http://ideagirlmedia.com/ Keri at Idea Girl Media

    Cindy,

    Nice round-up and review of the highlights from this week! 

    I haven’t had a chance to spend with the calendar function for events — It had not yet gotten to me when I checked.  As someone that holds several online events during the year, this is a welcome feature, and I can’t wait!!

    The Networking Clubs – I was inactive for awhile, but happy to be jumping back in.  :)

    Also looking forward to giving BNDWGN a whirl, but there are so many platforms…

    Thanks for all you do in keeping us all updated,

    ~Keri

  • jonathan92591

    I think the calendar in FB is really neat! Thanks for this information!

  • http://www.facebook.com/arijeet.dasgupta.3 Arijeet Dasgupta

    Educative and intellectual

  • Reilly Cath

    Thanks. Great update.

  • R Kidambi Badri

    As usual, very informative article. I wish to read your archive.

  • Lisa Luhman

    great information here! Thanks :)

  • Miriam Slozberg

    Awesome info, thanks so much!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.coble Dennis Coble

    Good to know. Thank you for sharing.

  • abhijit pradhan

    I love the examiner ! Reading it for the first time – have signed up for the email news letter ! Thanks :-)

  • http://twitter.com/YosemiteDogPark Yosemite Puppy Park

    Nice~

  • Drctrycrzr

    Very informative. There’s some stuff here I will go check out now, G.

  • http://www.sourcingpen.com/ Maricel Rivera

    The thing about social media, they’re evolving everyday. BNDWGN indeed is worth noting as it holds promise, so is this startup called Bitrix24 that’s starting to make waves in the corporate world.

  • Vince Perriello

    A pretty busy week, I’ve got some things to check out… thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/thedankeller Dan Keller

    great round up.  I really like the new mobile twitter experience.

  • NYOA

    Very useful info! Thank you for the updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/krishnendu.dutta Krishnendu Dutta

    Good article, thanks for the information.

  • http://www.michaelhartzell.com/ michaelhartzell

    Changes to Groups and Events has raised the bar for Facebook.  The local Facebook tool will prove to be helpful.  Thank you for the heads up.  

  • http://justindupre.com/ Justin Dupre

    These are very useful updates. Keep em coming Facebook!

  • http://allmarketingsolutions.co.uk/social-media-marketing-services Ayaz

    I like the updation of who sees up your profile on facebook and thanks for the great compile list of updation in social media. 

  • http://socialnetworkcoaches.com/sncc-membership-editions/ Lisa Ann Landry

    I LOVE you for these weekly update – don’t stop, keep them coming!

  • Josh Smith

    The new group event page takes a while to get used to the first time through. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing, Jonathan!  I like the different options there too.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thank you, Abhijit!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Maricel, thanks for mentioning Bitrix24, I’ll check it out.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing, Dan!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Great feedback. Thanks, Michael.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    :)  Glad you find them useful, Lisa.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for the feedback, Josh.  

  • Carra

    Thanks for the updates! I hadn’t noticed that we can see who’s seen each post in our groups. Not sure if anyone’s mentioned this yet but you can now also see how many people have viewed your most popular post on your brand’s Facebook page. When you go to a post and click “x people saw this post”, it will tell you how many people saw your most popular post along with a link to the post. Thought it was pretty interesting to see! – Carra at Marketo

  • http://brandyousocial.com/testimonials/ Megan

    Thanks for all of the info.  It’s especially valuable to see who has viewed each post!

  • Petra Mouw

    Hi Cindy,
    great information. I was particularly triggered by the opportunity to view who has seen the Facebook group posts. However, I am the administrator for 070 Squash and I did not manage to see any information on this. Any idea whether I am doing something wrong or whether this feature is not yet available for all countries (like the Netherlands?),

    Petra

  • Petra Mouw

    Hi Cindy,
    great information. I was particularly triggered by the opportunity to view who has seen the Facebook group posts. However, I am the administrator for 070 Squash and I did not manage to see any information on this. Any idea whether I am doing something wrong or whether this feature is not yet available for all countries (like the Netherlands?),

    Petra

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