LinkedIn Introduces Showcase Pages: 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?

LinkedIn Announces Showcase Pages: LinkedIn’s new Showcase Pages “are dedicated pages that allow companies to highlight different aspects of their business and build relationships with the right community.”

linkedin showcase pages

"LinkedIn members will be able to follow the specific brands and products they care most about that have Showcase Pages."

Pinterest Introduces Place Pins: Place Pins “combine the beautiful imagery of a travel magazine with the utility of a map online so you can share it with friends.”

pinterest place pins

"You can access Place Pins from anywhere on your smartphone, too, which means you can find new places on the go and even get directions!"

Facebook Updates Page Composer: “Two updates coming to the Page Composer will make it easier for page admins to schedule posts and upload photos.”

facebook page composer update

"To make it simpler to schedule posts," Facebook has "shortened the process for scheduling a post from 12 steps to 4."

Twitter Improves Search on Mobile: “New filters in search help you quickly find exactly the tweets and people you’re looking for. And now you have the option to view all tweets—simply toggle between top tweets and all tweets at the top of your search results.”

new ways to search on twitter

"If you want to see great photos, use the new photo search filter to see tweets with photos in a grid or list layout."

Tumblr Introduces New Look for Mobile: Tumblr has “a new look for iOS 7 with faster performance and tag autocomplete!”

tumblr ios7 update

Tumblr for iOS 7 has faster performance.

Groupon Introduces Freebies: Groupon is “offering tens of thousands of coupons from national brands just in time for the holiday shopping season.”

groupon freebies

"Freebies has something for everyone."

Here’s more interesting news to follow:

Pinterest Expands to E-Commerce Sites: According to The Wall Street Journal, “Pinterest is opening up its popular scrapbooking service to outside developers—a long-awaited move that could juice sales of e-commerce sites while helping the fast-growing startup build its influence around the web.”

top pins zappos

"A new tool on Zappos displays the retailer's most popular items based on Pinterest activity."

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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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