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.”

foursquare radar

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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  • http://bombtune.com Wells Baum

    Yeah, I discovered the Tumblr editor update this morning.  i digz!

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  • http://twitter.com/suzeaster Suzie Easter

    Thank God for your weekly updates!  They really keep me on my toes.

  • Stillblondeafteralltheseyears

    I think the thing that strikes me as a blogger to Women over 45 and one who also focuses on giveaways is the development of Giveaways and the tools available to promote them.  There is still a wide open window in this field–I find it fascinating how most large giveaway events are currently “Date” centered, like around a holiday…driven I think by the PR industry.   I would like to see GIveaways centered around a category..like Fashion or Food or books as I think it enhances the users experience.  

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    :)   It looks great!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad to hear they’re useful, Suzie!

  • Olghi

    There is so much to learn! Without your site I would have been left behind. Looking forward to your updates

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  • http://twitter.com/GloballyCarla Carla

    I really enjoyed the quick and to the point summaries of this always changing field full of surprises!  Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/GloballyCarla Carla

    I really enjoyed the quick and to the point summaries of this always changing field full of surprises!  Thank you.

  • agolds9

    My favorite new social media feature is the “Voice” app ( http://voice.com/ ). It works with facebook and twitter – you can call in your status update on your phone and it will post a text and audio copy on your page. Its free and easy to use, sign up is a breeze. I especially like it because it allows me to do social media from my “dumb” phone.

  • agolds9

    My favorite new social media feature is the “Voice” app ( http://voice.com/ ). It works with facebook and twitter – you can call in your status update on your phone and it will post a text and audio copy on your page. Its free and easy to use, sign up is a breeze. I especially like it because it allows me to do social media from my “dumb” phone.

  • AdkinsFrancis

    my roomate’s step-sister makes $84/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 6 months but last month her income was $8070 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site http://ufil.ms/jfiHL

  • AdkinsFrancis

    my roomate’s step-sister makes $84/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 6 months but last month her income was $8070 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site http://ufil.ms/jfiHL

  • http://www.ebook-site.com Bryan Quinn

    A very informative post although I’m not convinced about the validity of the figures relating to Google + and Chitika.

  • http://www.ebook-site.com Bryan Quinn

    A very informative post although I’m not convinced about the validity of the figures relating to Google + and Chitika.

  • http://www.FaceForwardMedia.com SEM Services

    Love the weekly updates!  Thanks again, Cindy!







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