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 Launches Verified Pages and Profiles: The new verified Pages are “to help people find the authentic accounts of celebrities and other high-profile people and businesses on Facebook.” This is also rolling out to profiles as well.

facebook verified page

"Verified Pages have a small, blue check mark beside their name on timelines, in search results and elsewhere on Facebook."

Quora Launches Full-Text Mobile Search: Both the iPhone and Android for Quora apps will now “offer the same full-text, keyword-based search capability that you can use on the computer.”

quora mobile search

Full-text search is now available on the Quora mobile apps.

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:

Here are some useful tools worth noting:

Chirpify: Buy, sell and pay with one comment, now on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Hangout Magix: A free tool to create graphics for your Google+ Hangouts.

hangout magix

Hangout Magix allows you to create a variety of graphics to put on your Google+ Hangouts.

WhoTweetedMe: A free tool to analyze a URL and show you its most influential retweeters, potential reach and timeline.

who tweeted me

WhoTweetedMe is easy to use and there's also a bookmarklet.

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