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?

Google Shows Your Social Graph in Search Results: Google has updated its algorithm to share more social information in search results. Now your Twitter friends, Flickr friends and blogging friends can all show up in your search results for everyday topics. Watch the below video to see how it works.

Tumblr Launches the Explore Page: Tumblr users are now encouraged to tag their photos.  The new Explore page organizes and filters posts with these tags and stimulates community interaction.

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Every tagged post has a chance to show up in front of an audience of millions that might not otherwise see it.

InboxQ Takes on Quora With Questions on Twitter: This new tool “delivers a realtime stream of questions related to your business, products, industry or general interests from Twitter directly to your browser.” It’s worth checking out even if it’s currently only available on Chrome (and soon on FireFox).


Businesses are sure to find multiple uses for this new tool.

Here are a few more social media tools worth a look. These were mentioned by our readers earlier this week on 22 Hot New Social Media Tools

Cloud Flood helps you get traffic from Twitter and Facebook by adding a button on your site next to your freebies (MP3’s, eBooks, Zip files).


Social QR Code allows your users to share content on Facebook and Twitter through the use of QR codes. The functionality on Social QR Code makes it easy to promote social sharing.

Zerply to create a professional profile and network with “people who love what they do.”


Zerply is currently in beta mode, but you can still sign up.

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

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