Instagram Web Profiles: 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?

Instagram Announces Web Profiles: The popular mobile app Instagram now has web-based profiles. “Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram. In addition, you can follow users, comment and like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web.”

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Instagram users have a new way to share their photos and interact with their community on Instagram.

Pinterest Rolls Out Secret Boards: Pinterest is rolling out a test that enables anyone to create three secret boards. “You can use secret boards to keep track of holiday gifts, plan a special event or work on a project you aren’t yet ready to share with the rest of the world.”

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"You can keep your secret boards to yourself or invite family and friends to pin with you."

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:

Foursquare Explore Locations Get Scores: “Now when you search for somewhere to go in Explore, you’ll see a score from 1 to 10 next to the name of a place.”

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Foursquare scores are determined by "using the same Foursquare magic that powers Explore."

Foursquare Check-Ins Extend Their Reach: “You can now mention Facebook friends who aren’t on Foursquare in your check-ins.”

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"Just tap the add friend icon when you're checking in and scroll down to find them."

Google+ Rolls Out New Community Controls: You now have “more options when reporting bad posts, comments, profiles or photos.” And there are more control options in Google+ Hangouts.

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These new community control options will help keep Google+ safe and secure.

Twitter Offers More Transparency in Processing Copyright Reports: Twitter has improved its copyright policy on responding to copyright infringement.

 

Facebook Updates iOS App With Gifts: “Users in the U.S. who already have access to Facebook Gifts will now be able to browse and send gifts to friends either by visiting a friend’s profile or the Events section of the app.”

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Facebook Gifts are now available on the new Facebook app.

Tumblr Releases New iPhone App: This new iPhone app is faster and has a more responsive Tumblr Dashboard.

tumblr iphone app

The new Tumblr iPhone app has new notification previews and a variety of new features.

Here’s an interesting tool worth noting:

CheckinSave:  A social commerce app that allows you to check in via all of your favorite social networks at once, and earn points for doing so.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Marketing World is Social Media Examiner’s latest mega-conference—taking place at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California on April 7-9, 2013.

As you’d expect, Social Media Examiner recruited the biggest and best names in the world of social media marketing for this conference. Only the best for you! Be sure to check it out.

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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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