Improving Your Social Experience: 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?

Tumblr Improves Blog Optimization Features: After Blogger upgraded their blogging platform thanks to new technology, it’s Tumblr’s turn to improve their blogging platform. Tumblr now makes it easy to customize your Tumblr blog and gives you “themes organized by category, realtime previews, and an advanced code editor.”

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"It's never been faster or easier to make your blog yours" on Tumblr.

Say Hi to Foursquare Radar: As technology improves, Foursquare is able to offer you another interesting feature. “Now, if you follow a list, like the 101 Best Dishes of 2011, Foursquare will let you know when you’re next to one.”

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Foursquare Radar "finds things nearby that you normally wouldn't know about."

HootSuite Gets More Geolocation Capabilities: The popular social media management dashboard HootSuite acquires Geotoko, a location-based marketing tool. This geo-analytic software “helps businesses market to and understand their audience and customers.”

Facebook for iPad Is Available: Your fans can now visit your Facebook page through this new app.

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"Games, apps, groups and lists are in the left-hand menu, so you don't have to dig around to find the stuff you use most."

Chikita Stats Show Significant Drop in Google+ Traffic: Note the 60% drop in traffic Chikita shows after the launch period of Google+.

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Google+ traffic results around the September 20 launch date.

Kickstarters Reaches Milestone of One Million Backers:  As the online crowdfunding service Kickstarter grows, so does the number of “plays, comics, albums, books, video games, urban farms, documentaries, exhibits, performances, and thousands more creative works [that] find funding to exist.”

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A look at the growth of Kickstarter. Many of the projects funded through Kickstarter couldn't exist without this support.

Get More Out of YouTube Through Your Google Account: Gmail users can now log into YouTube with their Google account.

Here’s a cool social media infographic worth noting.

Changes in Facebook Insights: Neo‘s infographic provides an overview of the new Page Insights which helps page admins understand how their content resonates with users.

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Check out how your Page Insights can help your Facebook marketing.

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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