Facebook Integrates With WordPress: 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 Integrates With WordPress: WordPress publishers can now “easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions, through the new Facebook for WordPress plugin.” Publishers can use  social plugins as WordPress widgets to share the Facebook Activity Feed, Recommendations, Comments Box and Customizable Like, Subscribe and Send buttons.

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"Once the plugin is installed, you can cross-post content published to WordPress to your Facebook Timeline and the Facebook Pages you manage. You can also mention the names of Pages and friends as you post to further distribute your content."

Twitter Rolls Out Tailored Trends: “In order to show emerging topics that matter more to you,” Twitter is improving their algorithms to “tailor Trends based on your location and who you follow on Twitter.” This new feature will impact how marketers can use Twitter.

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If you don't wish to see tailored Trends, but instead want to see a more general list of Trends, just change your location on Twitter.com.

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:

Experience More Expanded Tweets: “When you expand Tweets containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more.”

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More companies like the the New York Times are partnering with Twitter to deliver rich content inside tweets.

Facebook Opens the App Center: The App Center is a “place for people to find great social apps on the web and mobile.”

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The App Center helps high-quality apps grow by promoting those that people enjoy most.

Bitly Shares Keyboard Shortcuts: Bitly users can “pick up some speed while performing some of the most common actions” with these shortcuts.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Bitly ninjas.

Klout’s iPhone App Gets a Big Update: There are several new features. Users can now enter any Twitter handle and quickly find that user’s Klout score.

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With this new upgrade, users can endorse anyone's influence by swiping a finger across one of their Topics.

Facebook Announces a New Ad Exchange: “Facebook announced a new ‘real-time bidding’ ad exchange system for buying ads on the network.”

Here are some social media tools worth noting:

Konekt.me: An online platform that makes it extremely simple to build and curate a portfolio of your best work online.

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Konekt.me features include an easy-to-use, content-specific uploader, customizable collections and an interactive CV/resume feature that help you link your content and experience.

Likester: A Facebook advertising tool to help Facebook users, companies and advertisers organize and explore over half a billion Facebook Likes.

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Check out the other pages your Facebook fans also like.

Learnist: Essentially Pinterest with a focus on education. All learning boards are created by users and feature educational material.

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Unlike Pinterest, you are not limited to posting images on Learnist. You can also post articles, websites and videos.

Chill: A video sharing site that allows you and your friends to watch videos together on your own computers while interacting in real time through Facebook.

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"Chill is designed to make video sharing beautiful, simple and contextual."

LoveIt: A visual sharing space that allows users to share their finished shopping excursion with the public, privately share the deals they got, and collaboratively plan their next shopping trip.

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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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