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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 a New Look for Company Pages: “Starting this week, a few companies are getting early access to the redesigned Company Pages, including PhilipsCitiHP and Dell.” LinkedIn aims to roll out the experience to all companies later this year.

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"For companies, this means a more powerful way to build relationships with your target audience on LinkedIn."

LinkedIn Adds Notifications: LinkedIn’s new Notifications feature is similar to what’s on Facebook. This new Notification feature keeps you “notified in real-time when someone likes what you’ve shared on LinkedIn, views your profile, accepts your invitation and much more.”

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Click on the new Inbox envelope icon to see your notifications.

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:

Pinterest Announces Attribution and Easy Sharing With Flickr: Pinterest has “worked with Flickr and other communities to make it easier to pin and credit content creators. Images with sharing enabled on Flickr now have a Pin It button, and pins from Flickr now have a clear attribution statement on Pinterest.”

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"Attribution appears below the pin's description and provides a permanent link to the work, its author and where they host their content."

Tumblr Gets a Brand-New Mobile Blog: Tumblr’s mobile blog is “completely redesigned for faster browsing, cleaner reading and easier sharing.” Users can like and reblog directly from the index page and share posts through Facebook, Twitter or email. There’s built-in support for pages, full-width images and infinite scrolling.

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Check out Tumblr's new mobile blog.

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  • Great to see LinkedIn making changes like this. They have a really great concept but compared to other social networks it has really been lacking,

  • Great to see you back Cindy. Tumblr blog has really something marketers can catch up with. 
    Also, i think facebook’s announcement to crack down fake page likes can also be a big story for the week. What dya say?

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  • Claire DeRosa

    Great idea! It’s about time.

  • This is looking like a well designed blog. I loved this new look.

  • PhillipaKiripatea

    I like the LinkedIn changes. Company pages at the moment are real boring, they don’t make users want to come back and interact or anything. Looking forward to it. I love change!

  • I like this changes on LinkedIn and certainly its looks more professional and attracts easily more professional and I really love the way new changes has already made an great effect. 

  • I also like the new changes LinkedIn has made to its profiles very much. It really looks much more professional. This will surely encourage even more HR officers and directors to use it as a recruitment tool.

  • OBVAVirtualAssistant

    While many people were beginning to think that LinkedIn was going the way of MySpace, the new changes to the site have rejuvenated this professional social network. Going public might be the way that LinkedIn stays in the social network game, but they need to do it fast since time is certainly not on their side. However, LinkedIn does have a strong list of investors: Sequoia Capital, European Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs, and more. Great to see the changes.

  • Hi Chris, yes, it’s been great watching LinkedIn slowly improve.

  • Hi Moin, great comment on Tumblr. Thank you for pointing out the Facebook news 🙂

  • Yes, it’ll be fun when these new company pages roll out to everyone. 

  • Thanks for sharing, Ayaz!

  • Yes, LinkedIn makes changes slowly, especially when compared to the environment of change users have gotten used to on Facebook. 

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  • Talking Finger

    It is about time! The title of this article should really be “LinkedIn finally ‘gets it’ and copies Facebook’s Timeline”. I was quite happy a couple of months ago when LinkedIn did a bit of a facelift on company pages. Long have I touted the u
    selessness of LinkedIn Pages. No real engagement, no branding, no ability to use images and video (in a world of both), really very vanilla. Glad to see they realize that G+ (even though it is a ghost town for the most part) could have very well redefined themselves to compete against LinkedIn easily. 
    Let’s see now if these new pages actually get engagement. I have a feeling the low engagement metrics were due to the pages being lame.

  • Cindy,

    Thanks for the updates about LinkedIn.  The company pages and notifications are a great improvement to the platform. 

  • Just wanted to say this blog is almost amazing.

  • Linkedin being updated. thank you for this post. nice to know it with changes..

  • Cindy King,,,  Great article… Thanks for the Linkedin update 🙂

  • I still don’t see any changes in my linkedin profile…
    this makes me remember that I live in south america, 
    just like facebook, my profile didn’t change to the new timeline or biography design until like, a month ago??
    disappointing as always 🙁

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  • Finally likedin had made it.  Slowly changed and been improved. thanks for updating your reader Ms Cindy.


  • Yes Sophia I already trying to use it now.

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