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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 Hits 100 Million Users: There are one million new members each week on this social business platform. To celebrate this major milestone LinkedIn published the infographic below.

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And here’s The State of LinkedIn 2011 by Vincenzo Cosenza:

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Facebook Updates Their Facebook Insights Guidelines: This is a must-read for all Facebook page admins to stay current and get the most out of Facebook Insights.

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Find out how to monitor key metrics for your Pages

Bit.ly Announces New Mobile Site: Using shortened links now gets better for mobile users with this popular link-shortening tool.

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Now you can shorten, share and track links on mobile devices just as you can with the full bitly web experience.

Retrevo Launches an E-commerce Platform: This popular consumer electronics review and shopping site now has a consumer electronics marketplace, offering full checkout and unbiased product recommendation.

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Retrevo shows a precautionary "Do Not Add to Cart" button for products that are not favorably reviewed.

Here’s another social media tool worth a look.

Home Elephant: A place for people to connect with their neighbors.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Success Summit 2011: Check out the largest online social media conference! Help your business grow with social media.

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

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