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 New Pages: Facebook users are now discovering the new Facebook page design. Admins can preview the new design and have the option to upgrade now, or wait until March 1st when all pages will be automatically upgraded to the new design. Here’s a summary of the latest important changes to your Facebook business pages:

  • Page admins can now get notifications when fans interact with their page or posts
  • There’s a place to showcase photos along the top of your page
  • There’s a news feed for your page
  • Page admins now have the ability to Like and post on other pages as your page

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The new Facebook page design is optional up until March 1st.

Facebook Rolls Out Live Commenting: This real-time commenting feature allows users to see new comments by others as they “appear in-line without having to refresh the page.”  Check out how this works below in the video from TheNextWeb.

In addition to rolling out live commenting, Facebook now enables ads to link to specific landing tabs on your Facebook page. Are you going to try this new feature out soon?

Twitpic Launches New Video-Sharing Feature: You can now upload, store and share your videos on the photo-sharing site Twitpic, used by many people on Twitter. This is a useful feature as video marketing continues to rise in popularity. Do you share videos on Twitter?


Twitpic now offers video-sharing features too.

AOL Agrees to Buy the Huffington Post: “Acquisition will solidify AOL’s strategy of creating a premier content network with local, national and international reach.”  This is one of the first big pieces of social media news this year. Are you predicting any other buyouts for other social media players this year?

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Arianna Huffington to lead newly formed The Huffington Post Media Group, which will integrate all Huffington Post and AOL content, including News, Tech, Women, Local, Multicultural, Entertainment, Video, Community and more.

Gigya Publishes LinkedIn Infographic:  While Facebook continues to draw attention, this is a good reminder of LinkedIn’s growth this past year and how it services the B2B market. How much time do you spend on LinkedIn?

gigya linkedin infographic

LinkedIn continues to grow.

Edelman Digital Insights Releases “Attentionomics: Captivating Attention in the Age of Content Decay”: Check out this SlideShare presentation for valuable insights to get your social media marketing right.

Here’s another new social media tool worth a look: This new service makes it easy to get useful social media data.


"Analyze your Twitter audience, Facebook fan page and more with an awesome spreadsheet full of data."

What social media news caught your interest? What do you think of the other news items this week? Please share your comments below.

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