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.”

foursquare local updates

"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.

tweetdeck column

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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  • http://jeffkorhan.com Jeff Korhan

    Talk about a content-rich week!  I was at a convention and missed some of this, so thanks for the updates. 

  • http://jeffkorhan.com Jeff Korhan

    Talk about a content-rich week!  I was at a convention and missed some of this, so thanks for the updates. 

  • Karen

    Hi Cindy – Thank you for continuing to share such well-researched and valuable information with all of us.  As a small business owner it’s really difficult to stay on top of all of these wonderful new features that come out on a daily basis.  I think I speak for all of your readers when I say BRAVO…great job…excellent work!  Please keep it up…we appreciate you!!

  • Karen

    Hi Cindy – Thank you for continuing to share such well-researched and valuable information with all of us.  As a small business owner it’s really difficult to stay on top of all of these wonderful new features that come out on a daily basis.  I think I speak for all of your readers when I say BRAVO…great job…excellent work!  Please keep it up…we appreciate you!!

  • Chris Picanzo

    Hi Cindy, as usual I look forward to your articles along with all of SME, because I work full time and have my own small business and being able to see what I may have missed is awesome. I love the Airtime.com I knew it wouldn’t be long before someone was able to make video chat a much easier process than it’s been other than the use of skype and such. Even the FB Chat has video but that requires a download and not a whole lot of people are using it from what I see. Very interesting, Staying current isn’t as hard as it could be because we have you and SME to keep us posted on what’s going on. Thanks again!

  • Chris Picanzo

    Hi Cindy, as usual I look forward to your articles along with all of SME, because I work full time and have my own small business and being able to see what I may have missed is awesome. I love the Airtime.com I knew it wouldn’t be long before someone was able to make video chat a much easier process than it’s been other than the use of skype and such. Even the FB Chat has video but that requires a download and not a whole lot of people are using it from what I see. Very interesting, Staying current isn’t as hard as it could be because we have you and SME to keep us posted on what’s going on. Thanks again!

  • http://www.itechcode.com/ Amit Shaw

    Nice Updates Specially by LinkedIn. Now my tweetdeck is become fast too :)
    And now its easy to change my windows. 
    Thanks for sharing this all SM Updates with us.

  • http://www.itechcode.com/ Amit Shaw

    Nice Updates Specially by LinkedIn. Now my tweetdeck is become fast too :)
    And now its easy to change my windows. 
    Thanks for sharing this all SM Updates with us.

  • Bea Vanni

    Absolutely beautiful B-M Global Social Media Check Up 2012 infographic! I just had to pin it. Cindy, your posts are always so full of useful content. Thanks for sharing this info.

  • Bea Vanni

    Absolutely beautiful B-M Global Social Media Check Up 2012 infographic! I just had to pin it. Cindy, your posts are always so full of useful content. Thanks for sharing this info.

  • http://precisestrategy.com/ Jerry Duling

    Hi Cindy – I always look forward to your posts.   There are things I might miss during a
    hectic week, but I try never to miss your reviews. Thank you for always sharing
    relevant, researched and timely information.
     

  • http://precisestrategy.com/ Jerry Duling

    Hi Cindy – I always look forward to your posts.   There are things I might miss during a
    hectic week, but I try never to miss your reviews. Thank you for always sharing
    relevant, researched and timely information.
     

  • http://brandyousocial.com/blog/ Megan

    Wow, what a week! It’s so great to see all of the different tools and support facebook is providing for small businesses!

  • http://brandyousocial.com/blog/ Megan

    Wow, what a week! It’s so great to see all of the different tools and support facebook is providing for small businesses!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Jeff, I seem to note the “quiet” weeks more :)  There’s always social media news for marketers to keep track of :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Jeff, I seem to note the “quiet” weeks more :)  There’s always social media news for marketers to keep track of :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thank you, Karen!  You’re exactly who these Saturday posts are for :)  

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thank you, Karen!  You’re exactly who these Saturday posts are for :)  

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Chris, thanks for the feedback on Airtime!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Chris, thanks for the feedback on Airtime!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    You’re welcome, Bea! I found the B-M Global Social Media Check Up 2012 interesting too!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    You’re welcome, Jerry! 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing, Megan!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing, Megan!

  • http://humanwebsite.com.my/ Kent

    The best is Linkedin changing its layout. They truly understand human behavior, less people complaint about the layout compared to Facebook Timeline.

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