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 Reveals 78% Of US Users Are Mobile: TechCrunch reports “a new level of transparency from Facebook will help the world see whether its mobile growth is entirely propped up by international users that don’t earn the company as much money.”

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Facebook mobile users continue to grow.

Yelp Introduces the Ability to Write and Publish Reviews on Mobile: “Yelpers can now contribute their useful, funny and cool reviews directly from their Yelp mobile application (available today on iOS and coming soon to Android).”

yelp reviews to mobile

"Any photos that a Yelper has taken of the business they are reviewing will now appear in-line with their mobile reviews."

Google+ Adds SoundCloud Embeds: SoundCloud works “together with Google to make it easier than ever to reach your audience by sharing sounds to Google+.”

google plus embed soundcloud

"Share any SoundCloud URL to your Google+ circles and the widget will appear automatically in the post."

Pinterest Launches Teachers on Pinterest: Teachers for Pinterest provides “a hub where you’ll find everything from lesson plans for different grades to classroom decorating ideas and topics like fun with phonics.”

pinterest for teachers

"Tons of teachers are discovering and sharing ideas on Pinterest."

Google Maps Introduces Ads: Google Maps bring “an updated ad experience [which] is more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.”

google maps ads

"Relevant ads on the Google Maps app can now appear at the bottom of the screen after a user performs a search."

TweetDeck Rolls Out a New Tweet Panel: TweetDeck creates “a New Tweet panel to make it easier to tweet, send DMs and preview images to share.”

twitter tweetdeck update

"The New Tweet panel is docked to the sidebar on the left and offers an option to keep it open all the time."

Here’s more interesting news to follow:

Flickr Co-Founder Launches Slack: “Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.”


"Slack is in limited-preview release. You need to sign up to get an invitation."

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  • Amazing Post Cindy!! Insightful post!! Thanks for sharing the data. Users mostly like to communicate via mobiles and gadgets and this is the reason that why the percentage of mobile users are increasing day by day.

  • Mark Hollenstein

    good stuff here Cindy!
    Thank you!

  • personally I think the mobile market is being helped along by the fact that most people are starting to use smartphones as their primary computers.. and further helped in places like Mexico and poorer states where people don’t have personal computers at all .. all they have is a smartphone..

  • You’re welcome, Swapan. It’s exciting to watch the changes in our communication tools now.

  • Good points, Simon! And I love watching how different cultures use these tools differently and how that can in turn impact others. It’s interesting.

  • You never let us down, Cindy. Another great post/update. Thank you so much…hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  • JudyBellem

    For busy markets, this weekly summary is most helpful. It’s not possible to be everywhere all the time. Pinterest for teachers hub should be a great source of information for teachers; Being able to make comments on Yelp! via mobile – how convenient. Interesting that most daily users access Facebook via mobile souces. Great marketing information. Cindy, thanks for taking the time to make these weekly posts.

  • Michael Wilson

    The one that jumps out at me the most is Facebook revealing that most users are mobile. With mostly everyone owning a smartphone, Facebook is able to reach that demographic by allowing a functioning app just like a lot of other big companies have. This should allow all websites to become mobile friendly because no one wants to browse a desktop site on a 4-5 inch smartphone screen. Mobile users will continue to grow every day and I think that all businesses, both big and small, should be able to adapt to the fast change.

  • Thanks Cindy! This basically goes to show us that social is mobile and very much vice versa.

    We need to start talking about these things as one in the same. Excited to share some mobile marketing tools with SME soon! 🙂