Instagram Videos: 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?

Video Now on Instagram: Instagram users now have another way to share stories: video. “When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to 15 seconds of video through the Instagram camera.”

Facebook Allows You to Attach Photos to Comments in Timeline:  You can now attach a photo directly when commenting on a post in the Facebook Timeline.

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You can now attach photos to comments on updates in Facebook profile timelines.

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Facebook Updates Page Insights: Facebook is rolling out updates to the Page Insights tool and inviting a select group of Page admins to participate in this preview. “These global changes include improvements to the way Facebook organizes and reports the People Talking About This (PTAT) and Virality metrics.”

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These new updates to Facebook Page Insights aim to give you "more insights about the people who interact with your Page content."

Facebook Gives Developers New Open Graph Tags: The new Open Graph tags will “help people follow their favorite media publishers and journalists.”

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Media publishers can now "include Open Graph tags in their article's HTML to generate better previews of their content when shared on Facebook."

Facebook Enables Comment Sorting by Recent Activity on Business Pages: Mari Smith notes, “If you have the Replies feature enabled on your fan Page, you can now sort comments by Recent Activity.”

TweetDeck Makes it Easier to Arrange Columns: The popular Twitter management tool has made a few improvements to make it easier to use.

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On TweetDeck, "column titles now have grab handles to the left that can be used to drag columns and arrange them in exactly the order you like. Columns can also be rearranged by dragging the icons in the sidebar."

Here’s some interesting social media news worth noting:

Digg Reader to Launch in Public Beta Before Google Reader Closes: This RSS reader will be available by June 26, before Google Reader is scheduled to close on July 1.

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The Digg Reader will be a "freemium" product.

Here are a couple of cool social media tools worth checking out:

Snip.ps: a tool to monetize social shares.

Audio Boo: a tool to share your audio seamlessly with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.

What do you think? 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://www.intervistedisuccesso.com/ Leonardo Plebani

    The instagram thing is a really big step for them and for Vine’s competition.

    I will be interesting see how user will react, if they’ll like it or now.
    Somehow to me it looks like they are loosing their “soul”.

    Thank for sharing Cindy!

    _Leo

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  • Sarah Green

    Video Instagram appears to be a great way of sharing that special moment. I really like the way the video looks and sounds. Video Instagram really makes the pictures and videos come to life. I just wonder what they will think of next to top this. 15 seconds of video never seemed so long. So, it will definitely be interesting to watch how social media in general reacts to Video Instagram and what they might have in store next.

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    Excited to see Instagram’s video. Twitter vine has made a buzz. As the trend exist, I hope Instagram will be successful in implementing this.
    Attaching photos on FB comment is cool one. But this made spammers to easily spam with photos. :( .
    Coming to TweetDeck, It takes time to adjust to the new feature. They should do something like Hootsuite to load the older tweets and some good features to integrate all social channels.

  • http://www.EntrepreneurOnFire.com/ John Lee Dumas

    Thanks for the info, Cindy! I’ll look forward to checking out Digg Reader. I especially love their description of it being a “freemium” product – ha!

  • Vince

    I love instagram… and I think I will love it all the more. :D

  • http://themedia3.com/ Media3

    Good start for new Instagram video….

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Me too :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing, Vivek! Yes, spamming techniques keep evolving as well, let’s hope with this next new wave there’ll be tools out quickly to make it easy to manage.

  • http://benjaminbeck.com/ Benjamin Beck

    Cindy,

    Thanks for another great update! These really help me to stay in the loop on what is going on in social.

    Please keep them coming!









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