LinkedIn Contacts App: 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 Introduces LinkedIn Contacts and App: “LinkedIn Contacts, a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships. LinkedIn brings all your contacts from your address books, email accounts and calendars together with the power of your LinkedIn network.”

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The new LinkedIn Contacts is available both on LinkedIn.com, as well as a brand-new app for iPhone and is rolling out to a limited number of members in the United States over the coming weeks.


Facebook Announces New Mobile Layout for Facebook Pages: The new mobile Facebook Pages layout is “tailored to the way people look for information on their mobile devices.”

facebook mobile pages

The new mobile features allow Facebook Page admins easier mobile management.

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:

The Twitter for Mac App Gets an Update: The Twitter for Mac app has a few improvements with photos easier to share, retina display support and availability in 14 more languages.

twitter for mac

Twitter for Mac also offers "keyboard shortcuts, support for multiple accounts and timelines and other features."

Foursquare Gets a Facelift: Foursquare has redesigned Foursquare.com so you can “easily scan all the important information, like the name, address, phone number, hours and menu.”

foursquare redesign

The new Foursquare web design helps you find things faster.

Google+ Integrates With Google Drive: Google continues integration of Google+ with other Google products. Now on Drive, you’ll see the Google+ profile pictures for the people you share your documents with on Drive.

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"You can hover over a photo to see details about the viewer and add them to your circles on Google+ — all without ever leaving Drive."

Tumblr Updates iPhone and iPad Apps: The latest Tumblr for iPhone and iPad app update provides new sharing features and GIFs that animate when you scroll.

tumblr app update

The Tumblr for iPhone and iPad app has some new features.

Here’s some interesting social media news to follow:

Twitter Is Working on a Two-Step Security Solution: Wired has reported that Twitter is working on a two-step security solution to reduce the risk of Twitter accounts being hacked.

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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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