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 Simplifies Mobile Payments: Facebook has made it easier for developers to add payment options on mobile web apps. And marketers also now have the option of buying mobile-only Facebook ads.

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The new Facebook flow for mobile payments requires no typing and looks like this.

HootSuite Partners With HubSpot to Offer Social Media Lead Nurturing #ClosedLoopSocial: “The HubSpot/HootSuite integration, available for any HubSpot customer who also uses HootSuite’s professional or enterprise software, will make it easier for customers to use social media to better work their leads and make the close.”

hubspot app for hootsuite

HootSuite users can now join the HubSpot app beta program to access their HubSpot data inside the HootSuite 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:

Twitter Logo Takes Flight: Twitter simplified its bluebird logo. Check out the updated guidelines and new image downloads on the Twitter brand resources page.

The All-New Foursquare App Is Here: “This isn’t just a fresh coat of paint, it’s a whole new app.” Foursquare’s new app focuses on recommending places for you to go.

Try the New Disqus 2012: Current Disqus users can request an invite. “Disqus 2012 makes it easier than ever for commenters to find interesting conversations and communities all over the web.”

Pinterest Is Now Also Available in Spanish: Spanish-speaking users can now use Pinterest in Spanish. There’s a tab to change language preferences on the top right corner of the site.

pinterest in spanish

You can also change language preferences when you edit your profile.

LinkedIn Advises Users to Change Passwords: Following last week’s reports of stolen LinkedIn passwords, it’s recommended all LinkedIn users change their passwords.

LinkedIn Updates Privacy Policy: LinkedIn’s latest update shortens the time LinkedIn keeps personally identifiable information obtained through plugins to 24 hours.  And users now have enhanced controls over what information can be accessed outside LinkedIn by search engines and third parties.

Here’s a social media tool worth noting:

Amara: A tool to put captions on your videos and translate them too.

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  • It is a great read. It is always nice to get the news on the new features of every social media at one place. It is great to know that Facebook has made it easier for developers to add payment options on mobile web apps, twitter has come up with their new logo, foursquare have launched new features etc. Thank you for updating us.

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  • I’d love to hear some user experiences with 

  • Hello Cindy,

    Thanks for the exciting social media news.Yeah! the 2 things that catches my attention this week in social media is Twitter logo change and the LinkedIn password leak. The new twitter logo looks quite elegant. 

  • Thanks for the round up, Cindy. Pinterest in Spanish is good news for us 🙂

  • Great! so with amara we are going to be able to add subtitles all over I’m going to try this as soon as I’m finishing typing this comment, I will let you know what I think if that matter to all of you! 🙂

  • I did try it and it was a good experience it took me about 1 hour and 45 minutes to get a 5 minutes video done but that is because I am new to it, however it is a great tool, especially if you want to use it to translate, or to make your video easier for people with hearing problems. 🙂 here is a link to my work if you would like to see it :

  • I just want to let you know that I have tried it and it was a good experience after all, however I replied to you while a go with a link to see what I have done, but a massage showed up saying that a moderator have to approve my replay I guess due to the link, I am new to this so I am not really sure, however it was a good experience after all and it could be useful for people who like to translate their videos to different languages or to whoever want to make it easier to people who have hearing problems.

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  • I find it fascinating how some cultures use social media so differently, and I can imagine that the Spanish version of Pinterest will be very popular.

  • Hi Romy, thanks for your feedback. I wonder how many people will update the Twitter logos they use. 

  • You’re welcome, Suneeta!  

  • Me too!  

  • I think many people will, but its going to take sometime. 😛 And i’m going to do it soon… 😛

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