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 Introduces Save Feature: “Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time.”

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“Check out the new Facebook Save feature to save items like links, places, movies, TV and music.”

Pinterest Adds Specialized Interests: “Now each category has a whole new selection of specialized interests to explore.”

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“You can even follow along to get pins from other people who share that same interest delivered right to your home feed.”

Facebook Tests New Buy Button: “A new feature to help businesses drive sales through Facebook in the news feed and on pages.”

facebook test buy button

“With this feature, people on desktop or mobile can click the ‘Buy’ call-to-action button on ads and page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook.”

Foursquare Reveals New Look and Logo: “A brand-new version of Foursquare that’s all about you.”

foursquare new logo

“Here’s what you see when you open the new Foursquare.”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Bamboo Paper: This app’s “superior inking technology lets you write as on real paper” and is now available on “iOS, Windows or Android tablets.”

Steady Camera: “Record action videos, with cinematic stabilization and slo-mo.”

steady camera

“Shoot while walking, running… and get cinema-quality, smooth footage.”

Vingle: “Meet and share with people who love what you love.”

vingle app

“Vingle is the community where you can meet someone like you.”

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What do you think? Have you tried the new Facebook Save feature? What social media news caught your attention this week? Please share your comments below.

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  • I have been waiting for the save feature on Facebook! Glad they finally did it.

  • nirajbariya

    Yes great and impressive feature by Facebook ! now i can save social media examiner articles and read it later just like pocket !

    Thanks Cindy for sharing !

  • Hi Mario! Yes I think there will be many of us putting this to good use 🙂

  • 🙂 Cool! It is nice to have a save feature here to bring easy bookmarking capabilities to where we spend time online.

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  • Stacie Wyatt

    I also have been waiting for the Facebook Save feature. Save articles and read at my own time. Twitter already had a favorite feature. Glad FB has created something similar. Is there a limit on how many posts we can save?

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    Good read Cindy. Good to see all Social networking sites are heading towards e-Commerce. Four Square Has new brand – Swarm and they have revamped this. Still confused from which to check-in. 😉

  • Melanie Toland

    It really frustrates me that one, I don’t have this feature yet, and two, you can only save links. Most people post links but override meta data so they can use a custom image, no? So, in my opinion, it’s worthless. 🙂 Just sayin’.