LinkedIn Changes: 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 Today Gets New Social Features: Users can now add comments and “likes” to articles on LinkedIn Today. And the new “Trending in Your Network” tab filters all of the professional news articles on LinkedIn Today and gives you the most popular ones in your professional network.

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LinkedIn is rolling out a new tab called "Trending in Your Network."

LinkedIn Introduces a New Homepage: LinkedIn has “started to roll out a simpler and easier way to navigate Homepage experience that offers quick access to the relevant information and updates that help you be great at your job.”

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"This newly redesigned Homepage is rolling out to all members over the next few weeks."

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:

Google Announces Google Takeout for Google+ Users With Multiple Accounts: Google Takeout allows Google+ users with multiple accounts to transfer their Google+ circles and other connections between accounts. There’s a 7-day waiting period after you request the transfer during which you can cancel the transfer. Read how it works first.

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"This tool transfers your Google+ circles and connections from a 'source' account to a 'destination' account."

Facebook Renovates its Small-Business Site: The updated Facebook for Business guide provides “more in-depth tips and tutorials for smaller and midsized businesses that advertise through Facebook.”

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Check out the latest information and best practices for your Facebook marketing.

Visual.ly Launches Social Network for Data Visualization: Visual.ly, the platform for creating, exploring and sharing infographics, unveiled “a revamped website with new community features that allow people to ‘like,’ share and follow their favorite topics, users or designers.”

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The 32,000 designers who currently use Visual.ly also get improved profiles to enable them to promote their designs and connect directly with brands and publishers looking to commission infographics.

Foursquare Introduces Local Updates for Businesses: “Starting today, you’ll start seeing updates in your Friends tab from the places where you’re a loyal customer.”

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"Keep up with news from places you frequent."

Swifter Navigation for TweetDeck: The latest updates make it easier for you to browse and manage your columns on this social media management tool.  This faster version of TweetDeck is available now at tweetdeck.com, where you can download TweetDeck for Mac and Windows, access the Chrome app or sign in to web.tweetdeck.com.

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Now on TweetDeck, "your columns are arranged in one continuous horizontal row, allowing you to navigate smoothly left and right with the scrollbar."

Here’s a social media study worth noting:

Burson-Marsteller Global Social Media Check-Up 2012:

Here are a couple of useful social media tools worth noting:

Social Buzz Club: This is a network social media influencers who share each other’s content on the social networks driving more traffic, visibility and profits.

Airtime: A Facebook app to video chat with your friends on any platform. No download required, just login with Facebook and start video chatting with your friends immediately, right in your browser.

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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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