LinkedIn Endorsements: 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 One-Click Endorsements: On LinkedIn, “you can now endorse your connections for a skill they’ve listed on their profile or recommend one they haven’t added yet.” Endorsements launches in English across the United States, India, New Zealand and Australia and will roll out to all languages and all members over the next few weeks.

Get Email Notifications From Twitter Suggesting People You May Know: You can now have Twitter send you weekly emails with suggestions of people you may know. Choose whether to receive new messages from Twitter in your email notification settings.

people you may know

"Suggestions are based on signals like who your friends follow and the contact information imported by people you know."

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:

Dropbox Comes to Facebook Groups:  You can now share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups.

dropbox in facebook groups

"Once you choose to link Facebook to your Dropbox account, you'll be able to search through your Dropbox and select what you'd like to share."

Foursquare Gets New Notification Settings: With Foursquare’s new notification settings, you can “keep up with close friends no matter how far they roam.”

foursquare notifications

"To make sure you always get check-in notifications from close friends, just go to their profiles on foursquare.com and select 'Always On' from the dropdown menu."

Gmail Gets Interactive Email Notifications for Google+: The new interactive Google+ Events invitations in Gmail allow you to RSVP, invite and comment from your inbox.

Google+ Events get interactive notification features in Gmail.

YouTube Makes it Easy to Translate Video Captions Into 300 Languages: ”By providing translated captions, you’ll not only make your video globally accessible, but also improve discoverability in other languages.”

youtube translation captions

"Now you can increase your audience by reaching more people around the world."

Some upcoming news to follow:

MySpace Gets a New Facelift: MySpace is currently building the new MySpace entirely from scratch. Here’s a preview of what’s to come.


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Google May Be Shutting Down Feedburner‘s API: Many blogs rely on Feedburner to manage RSS feeds. “The future of the service remains unsure and a service shutdown is not out of the equation.”

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Examiner presents Facebook Success Summit 2012 (online conference starts on Tuesday).

Facebook Success Summit 2012

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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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