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 Announces Nearby:  Facebook’s new Nearby for iOS and Android apps makes it easy to discover new places your friends like. This provides more reasons for local businesses to build a Facebook Page and offers users an alternative to Foursquare.

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"From the app menu, open the tab to find local spots your friends have recommended, checked into or liked."

Twitter Rolls Out Ability to Download Your Twitter Archive: “You’ll get all your tweets (including retweets) going back to the beginning. Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your tweets by month, or search your archive to find tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with your old tweets just as you would with current ones.” This feature is rolling out slowly, so you may not see it yet.

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"Go to Settings and scroll down to the bottom to check for the option to request your Twitter archive. You'll receive an email with instructions on how to access your archive when it's ready for you to download."

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:

YouTube Capture for iPhone Available Now: “To speed up recording, enhancing and sharing videos with your friends or the whole world, you can now use the YouTube Capture app on your iPhone or iPod touch.”

Instagram Updates Privacy and Terms of Service: Instagram’s new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service will be effective on January 16, 2013. You can find out more here.

Upcoming news to follow:

Nielsen Twitter TV Rating Coming Soon: “Nielsen announced an agreement with Twitter to create the ‘Nielsen Twitter TV Rating,’ an industry-standard metric that is based entirely on Twitter data.”

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  • Felix Lee

    A lot of new things bubbling up in social media lately. I really like the Twitter archive feature. Glad they’re offering that. It would be great being able to see all my tweets from the very start. I’m going to download that YouTube Capture app also. I could really use that.

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  • Moin Shaikh

    Seems like the prolonged monopoly of FourSquare in Location Based Marketing will see a tough competition. But though it is too early to say anything about the domination of FourSquare in SoLoMo or LMB. 

    Happy Holidays Cindy!!

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  • Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing, Felix! 

  • Cindy King

    Happy Holidays to you too, Moin!  Yes, it’s going to be interesting to see how the SoLoMo space evolves from here.

  • CRS California

    That was great i feel this would be informative to anyone getting into social networking also a fun time!!!  

  • cegr76

    I would love to see my Facebook archive.

  • Saiman Reddy

    Apparently Foursquare have responded by offering something similiar which works by going through the user’s Facebook friends data (even if the friends are not using Foursquare)!

  • Charles NyanGiti

    Nearby is long time coming, very useful

  • Perth Wedding Photographer

    Thanks Cindy, keen to hear reader’s thoughts about experiences with “Nearby” – personally I’m not keen :/