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.”

linkedin contacts

The new LinkedIn Contacts is available both on, 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 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.

google+ drive integration

"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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  • eDigitalFields

    Twitter’s two way verification and Foursquare new interface are an important update to look for. For twitter, people are expecting more security for their accounts.

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  • Cindy,

    Some nice updates this week! Happy to see the new developments on LinkedIn. While I think taking Questions away without a plan B ready to go, the Contacts and @mentions are nice to see!

    Also glad to see a facelift on Foursquare.

    Thanks for always providing the up-to-the-minute news!! 🙂


  • Murray F. Schultz

    Linkedin and Facebook Page Admin updates are good and great. Haven’t tried the new versions of the others yet, but will do so, as they are an important part of our social media and business landscape. Keep up the development, which is vital for user base optimum productivity and each of the platform’s relevancy.

  • Foursquare keeps me amusing since it is the only LBS app that now is turning to become a huge platform of data that it could provide to marketers. The other one is Tumblr that has set its focus right on mobile. Lets hope that it is also not acquired by some other big fish like Posterous did. Thanks for the round up 🙂

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  • Nice articles about the updates. I personally like the new update from Linkedin. I need to try the new version of Foursquare.

  • LinkedIn Contacts surely looks like a pretty neat and useful app. I am looking forward to trying it on my own. Also, the Foursquare redesign looks really nice – I like the emphasis on the local search and the local tips (slowly swinging away from the “who has more checkins” race between your friends and rather becoming a value-adding service). Thanks for sharing this with us, Cindy.

  • Thank you for your comments Keri!

  • Yes, this is obviously a concern for all Twitter users!

  • Thanks for sharing your insights Prasant!

  • Thanks for sharing, Jose!

  • You’re welcome Michal! And there’s even more new LinkedIn features this week, with the new Linkedin visual profiles.

  • Thanks for sharing, Murray!

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