LinkedIn Groups Get Makeover: 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 New Look for Groups: LinkedIn brings “a new streamlined look that will give group managers and group members the ability to customize and visually differentiate their conversation space.”

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This new look is rolling out to English-speaking members.

Facebook Updates Mobile Login: “With this new update, mobile apps using Facebook Login must now separately ask you for permission to post back to Facebook.”

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Facebook "has been working directly with popular mobile apps to help them create great Facebook Login experiences."

Twitter Announces Related Headlines: “You will see a new ‘Related headlines’ section on tweets that have been embedded on websites. This section, which you can view from the tweet’s permalink page, lists and links to websites where the tweet was embedded, making it easier to discover stories that provide more context.”

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"You can see related headlines from a tweet's permalink page."

Google+ Adds Embedded Translation: “Whenever there’s a public post or comment that isn’t in your language, you’ll now see a ‘Translate’ link underneath the text.”

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"Clicking the link translates the text in-line, and clicking again returns to the original."

YouTube Updates Apps for Mobile: You now “have even more ways to watch the videos and channels you love with the latest YouTube apps for Android and for iOS.”

Tumblr Updates Dashboard Share Menu: Tumblr adds Facebook and Twitter to the Dashboard share menu.

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You can now share to Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook Partners With Shutterstock: Facebook makes it ”easier for businesses to integrate beautiful photography into their Facebook ads.”

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"Thanks to Shutterstock's API and search capabilities, these images will be fully searchable and accessible directly within Facebook's ad creation tool."

Google Introduces Tag Manager for Mobile Apps: “With Google Tag Manager for Mobile Apps, you instrument your app once and from then on, you can change configurations and add analytics, remarketing and conversion tracking later–without updating your app.”

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"Google Tag Manager continues to be a free product, streamlining the process of adding 'tags' to your native iOS and Android apps, making it both easy and accountable."

Here are a few more social media updates worth noting:

Facebook Rolls Out Embedded Posts to Everyone: Facebook Embedded Posts began rolling out last month and are now available to all with several enhancements based on feedback from their launch partners.

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"Videos in Embedded Posts can now play directly on your website."

LinkedIn Updates Terms of Service: LinkedIn updated their User Agreement and Privacy Policy. The aim of the updated User Agreement is “to make LinkedIn available to students 13 years and older, depending on country.”

LinkedIn Announces University Pages: LinkedIn’s strategy is “to help students at every critical milestone from campus to fulfilling, successful careers.”

linkedin university pages

"University Pages will be especially valuable for students making their first big decision about where to attend college."

Here’s an interesting social media tool worth noting:

Swipp Surveys: A tool to create surveys that are fun to make and fun to take. Create once, and share anywhere–via your website, emails, social networks and even text messages.

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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://navneetsau.com/ NavNeet Sau

    Awsome article Cindy. There are so many updates and new features in social media.

  • Nancy

    Excellent job pulling all the highlights together.

  • http://VisionForSuccess.biz Ali R. Rodriguez

    Thanks for this great week in review Cindy. You have the coolest job, and we all appreciate you tremendously.

  • http://www.myrlandmarketing.com/ Nancy Myrland | Marketing & So

    Great recap, Cindy! I’m focusing on my LinkedIn training in a big way, so I devour everything I can find ..as well as about all Social Media as it all has to fit together, right? ;-)

  • Judy

    Great article. I always read this site, so much useful info.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Yes! There are always new things to note.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks, Nancy!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thank you, Ali! You’ve made my day! It is a very fun job!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Nancy! It’s been really fun to watch LinkedIn roll out more features and how we can use all of this.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thank you, Judy!

  • http://VisionForSuccess.biz Ali R. Rodriguez

    U rock!

  • Augusto Méndez

    awesome articule, is helpful for the community managers! thanks again
    increible el artículo, ayudará muchísimo a los Community Managers, gracias nuevamente

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad you like it, Augusto!

  • http://www.seomasterexpert.com/ Swapan Kumar

    Great article!! Good to see all the social media updates in one article.. Thanks for sharing the post.







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