LinkedIn Enhances Mobile Experience: 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 Announces Their Next-Generation Mobile Experience: Their latest mobile app is available on iPhones and Androids and helps professionals be even more productive on the go.

Google Adds Public Google+ Posts in Google Search Results: When your Google+ friends share public updates on Google+ about the topic of your Google search, you’ll see this in your Google search results.

google+ update in search results

The person making this search is connected to Andrew Hyatt on Google+. This is why Andrew's update is mentioned in this Google search result.

Foursquare Now Has Events: Foursquare is starting to pull major events into their database. This means that when you check into an event’s location you will also be able to check into the event and tell your friends.

foursquare events

Each event appears in the Foursquare app a couple hours before it starts.

Say Hi to Foursquare Lists: Foursquare adds a list function and makes it easier for you to keep track of interesting locations.

foursquare lists

Share a blank list with your friends and ask them for tips.

StumbleUpon Introduces the Explore Box: StumbleUpon unveils “a beta version of our Explore Box, a new way for you to explore even more of the things you love. Now just type a word or phrase into the Explore Box and we’ll bring you to community-endorsed content related to your specific interest or passion.”

Skype Lets Users Find WiFi Hotspots: Skype just launched a new iOS application for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch that allows users to find WiFi hotspots—and only pay for the minutes used, which is nice when traveling.

skype wifi

Click through to find out more about the free Skype WiFi special from Saturday, August 20, 00:00 until Sunday, August 21, 23:59 BST.

Here’s a social media tool worth noting:

Bizo Switchboard: This URL shortener gives users business demographic insights and is currently in public beta.

bizo

"Are your shared links reaching your target audience? Understand in real time the business demographic or 'bizographic' makeup of people who click your shared links (company size, industry, job function and seniority)."

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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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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://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Manning/100000400548572 Tommy Manning

    i do not understand why the network wars are between Facebook and Linkedin why don’t they merge together

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Manning/100000400548572 Tommy Manning

    i do not understand why the network wars are between Facebook and Linkedin why don’t they merge together

  • Anthony Turley

    Competition creates innovation

  • Anthony Turley

    Competition creates innovation

  • https://plus.google.com/+AnaHoffman/ Ana Hoffman

    Some awesome stuff happening online! 

  • https://plus.google.com/+AnaHoffman/ Ana Hoffman

    Some awesome stuff happening online! 

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Yes Ana – We live in pretty exciting times! :)

  • http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael A. Stelzner

    Yes Ana – We live in pretty exciting times! :)

  • http://www.gplusgoodies.com GPlus Goodies

    There was a lot of talk about Google+ posts having an impact on SEO for quite some time and it’s interesting to see things finally take shape in this department. Personally I still don’t fully understand how it all works exactly, but it does appear, as you mentioned in this post, that Google is beginning to put some weight on G+ posts in search engine results.

  • http://www.gplusgoodies.com GPlus Goodies

    There was a lot of talk about Google+ posts having an impact on SEO for quite some time and it’s interesting to see things finally take shape in this department. Personally I still don’t fully understand how it all works exactly, but it does appear, as you mentioned in this post, that Google is beginning to put some weight on G+ posts in search engine results.

  • http://marismith.com/ Mari Smith

    @cindyking:twitter my peeps and I raved about you this weekend at a special social media retreat at which we featured a session with Mike!! :) You rock; keep up the great work. 

  • http://marismith.com/ Mari Smith

    @cindyking:twitter my peeps and I raved about you this weekend at a special social media retreat at which we featured a session with Mike!! :) You rock; keep up the great work. 

  • http://marismith.com/ Mari Smith

    Hey Tommy – imho, there is no war between Facebook and LinkedIn; each platform provides a different product for a different audience with an overlap. There’s room for everyone! :)  

  • http://www.bloggingfromparadise.com/ Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Cindy,

    Wow, plenty of big changes here.

    Interesting to see how the StumbleUpon Explore Box shakes out.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    RB

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Shilpi Roy – Virtual Assistant

    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for the share…Will try Linked in more effectively

    Online Business
    Virtual Assistant

  • http://twitter.com/arikb99 Arik Bernstein

    I really love the new LinkedIn app, now it’s time for Facebook and Google+ to improve their apps as well. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Tommy, I’ve seen many comments from social media users hoping that the main social networks would work well together to provide a great overall experience for users.  But they are different companies…

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thank you! @MariSmith:disqus, you’ve made me blush :) Hope you had a fantastic retreat! There’s always so much to keep up with in social media.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Ryan, I’m also interested in seeing how this improves the SU experience…

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for the feedback Arik!  I’m sure we’ll see improved mobile experience across many platforms.

  • http://www.i95dev.com/ecommerce Ecommerce Solutions

    Thanks for keeping us updated!







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