Google+, Facebook and Twitter Updates: 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 is Easier to Control Privacy and Sharing: Facebook is rolling out a few changes in response to certain Google+  features. In addition to simplified privacy settings, you’ll also have the option to review any tag someone tries to add to your photos and posts. Here are two videos showing you all the options:

The Google +1 Button Enhanced to Share Content With Your Google+ Circles: Check this out, as well as the new +Snippet feature in the video below. The +Snippet allows content publishers to customize the snippets of information shared through the Google +1 buttons.

The Google+ Network Lets You Ignore And Block People: You can now ignore and block people on the Google+ platform. Find out where you can find these new buttons and how they work in the video below.

Twitter Adds User Galleries for Images: “User galleries on Twitter aggregate the images you’ve uploaded in your tweets into an organized page where you can view all of your most recent images.”

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View your most recent images shared on Twitter in the new user gallery feature.

Facebook Reaches 1 Trillion Page Views a Month: Recent data from the ad network DoubleClick (a Google subsidiary) shows a trillion page views a month now.

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Facebook is the most visited website online.

LinkedIn Helps You Find Groups You May Like: This new Groups You May Like (GYML) feature gives you personalized group recommendations powered by LinkedIn’s Recommendation Engine.

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You can find the Groups You May Like link under the Groups tab on your LinkedIn account.

Here are two social media tools worth noting:

FrameBar: a free tool allowing bloggers and website owners to display a photo strip on their site.

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FrameBar also has social and group sharing features.

Jamcloud: is like adding a turntable to YouTube. Jamcloud is a “free social music app that lets you play music and watch videos with your friends in real time.”

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"Create listening rooms with an international audience where you can chat about what's playing and vote up or down."

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Examiner presents Facebook Success Summit 2011! (online conference)

Watch this video from Mike Stelzner (founder of Social Media Examiner).

Join 19 Facebook marketing experts at the web’s largest Facebook marketing conference. This is a special online conference designed to help you master Facebook marketing (brought to you by Social Media Examiner). Join Guy Kawasaki; Mari Smith; Dave Kerpen; Paul Dunay; Jesse Stay; Robert Scoble; Michael Stelzner; experts from Intuit, PETCO, Applebee’s and Intel; Jay Baer; Chris Treadaway; Amy Porterfield and Andrea Vahl—just to name a few. Go here to learn more.

What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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