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 Adds “What You’re Doing” Status Updates: Facebook users “can express what they’re watching, reading, listening to, eating, drinking or how they’re feeling in status updates.”  These new updates are rolling out in the U.S. in the coming weeks.

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"These updates, and the stories added to your timeline, respect the privacy settings you choose for your post."

Facebook Limits Event Invites: Facebook has made changes on how many Event invites Page owners can send out. If you send out too many invites to people who are not interested, your Facebook account could be blocked temporarily.

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This new measure is an effort to limit spam and unwanted invitations.

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:

Facebook Introduces Home: Facebook Home is “a new way to turn your Android phone into a great, living, social phone.”

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"Home is a whole new experience for your phone. It's software that turns your Android phone into a great, living, social phone."

LinkedIn Recruiter Page Gets an Update: The improved LinkedIn Recruiter page now looks similar to LinkedIn’s main homepage.

linkedin recruiter

This update includes LinkedIn's latest search features.

Foursquare Rolls Out the 6.0 Release: The goal of the new Foursquare is to “reveal more of the world around you the moment you open up the app, and help you find exactly what you’re craving.”

foursquare 6.0

Foursquare gets a new upgrade.

Here’s some interesting news to follow:

ICANN to Roll Out Chinese Top-Level Domains Later This Year: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is “the private body that oversees the basic design of the Internet.” ICANN will “roll out Chinese character options for top-level domains in the second half of 2013.”

Here are the top takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2013:

Meltwater shares key insights from Social Media Marketing World 13:


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