Facebook Updates Photos: 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 Lets You Enlarge Photos: Facebook has redesigned the Photos section of the personal profile. You can now highlight your photos to make them appear much larger. Plus, you’ll find your photos separated into different sections: albums, your photos and photos you were tagged in.

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"With your Facebook photos all in one section, it’s simple to show friends your favorites. Click the star button to make important photos stand out."

Facebook Rolling Out Additional Page Post Targeting Options: Facebook page admins will soon be able to target posts by age, gender, interested in, relationship status, education information and workplace. This is in addition to the previous options available: language and location. Find out what this means to marketers here.

facebook target post selection

This is the current target selection available on our Facebook page.

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:

Google+ Hangouts Comes to Gmail: Gmail has upgraded its chat feature to the Google+ Hangouts technology. Hangouts in Gmail is rolling out gradually over the coming weeks.

Quora Adds Views: Quora Views allows you to see who reads your posts on Quora.  In addition, it’s “a way to discover what Quora is distributing to people you follow in their feeds and digest emails. You can now find new content that’s trending around Quora that you might not have otherwise seen.”

quora views

"Views offers unique insights about who is seeing your content and the reach you have on Quora through your followers and the topics you write on."

Bit.ly Announces Realtime: “Realtime is an attention ranking engine, offering the power to navigate through the stories that the world is paying attention to right now. Realtime allows you to filter attention by location, network, language and topic.”

reatime by bitly

Search Realtime for trending topics.

Digg Relaunches: The new owners of this once-popular social bookmarking platform have relaunched Digg. The old voting features have gone and at the moment users need to log in with Facebook to vote. This new version of Digg is different from the former version and has Twitter and Facebook integration.

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The new Digg is image-friendly and ad-free.

Facebook Changes Process for User Restrictions on Like Button: If your business has regulated user restrictions and you use the Facebook Like button, be sure to read about these changes.

Google Buys Wildfire Interactive: Wildfire Interactive is a social media management company specializing in contests and promotions with a software platform that integrates directly with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Read more about possible future implications for businesses here.

Here’s a useful social media tool worth noting:

Over: An iPhone app to instantly and easily add words over your photos. (Android app coming soon.)

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  • Bea Vanni

    I must be stuck on stupid, Michael, because I clicked on the link to learn more about “Restrictions on Like Button” and I couldn’t understand anything I was reading. Who writes these things and do they have no copy editors?

    That said, I read almost everything you send to me because it keeps me apprised of all the daily changes in social media. I appreciate your great content and know why you are one of my gurus of social media!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004061613326 Stephen Olson

    HI Bea, I read it also. I am not familar with OpenGraph so I was not sure what they were referring to. I would like it if you could contact someone who has LIKED your page and thank them for adding your page to their LIKES.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Bea, the restrictions on the Like button only concern businesses in “regulated industries”, such as businesses that cannot sell to people under 18 and similar cases.  Those are the guidelines written by Facebook for the technical people who put in the code and make these Like buttons work for their requirements.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Great suggestion, Stephen.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyShays Tony Shays

    I see why you would want that, Stephen, but I am personally not a fan of the automated responses. A lot of people have automatic DMs sent on Twitter, and they do nothing but annoy me.

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