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 Influencers Publishing Platform Opens to All LinkedIn Members: LinkedIn is slowly opening up its publishing feature to all members. “Now members have the ability to follow other members who are not in their network and build their own group of followers.”

unlocking the experts linkedin

LinkedIn is also “adding new influencers who are excited to share their insights and experiences directly with LinkedIn members.”

Facebook Adds “See Who’s Posting” Feature for Page Managers: “On a page post, the name of the person who posted will be listed below the name of your page next to Posted by. On a page comment, the name of the person who commented will be listed below the comment next to Commented on by.”

Facebook see who's posting

“Keep in mind that only people who help manage your page can see this information.”

Facebook Streamlines Billing Schedule for Advertisers: “Advertisers will now be billed when they reach certain billing thresholds and/or at the end of the month.”

facebook billing summary update

“As you spend more, your billing threshold will continue to increase up to $2,500 as you make successful payments.”

Pinterest Upgrades Pin It Button for Chrome: “When you’re cruising through your favorite websites, you’ll automatically see a Pin It button when you mouse over an image.”

pin it button upgrade

“This makes it easier and faster than ever to save articles, blog posts, recipes, products and more, and then get back to browsing.”

Klout Adds Personalized Scheduling: “It recommends times based on when your audience is most active. By publishing at these times, you’re more likely to share the right message at the right time with the right people.”

new klout scheduling

Personalized scheduling makes it easier “to create and share great content that will strike a chord with your audience.”

Pinterest Announces GIFs on Mobile: “With the latest mobile releases, GIFs are now available for your enjoyment across all platforms.”

pinterest gifs for mobile

“GIFs are available to everyone on Android and iOS.”

Klout Introduces Topic Filtering: “You can filter your stream by individual topics, making it even easier to find exactly what your audience is looking for.”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Zipline for Instagram: This tool “breaks down tagging trends on Instagram, allowing brands to understand how consumers discover and relate to their product category.”

“Zipline helps brands better align themselves with consumers by tagging their content in a more authentic way, giving brands a customer-centric approach to identifying how consumers categorize and discover their products.”

PasswordBox: The new Android app feature “gives you the ability to instantly log into popular native apps and into websites with just one tap.”

password box instant login

“One tap makes it simpler and easier to access the accounts you want quickly and without any added steps or frustration.”

Samba: An app that allows you to record a video, send it to a friend and then you automatically receive a video back with their reaction.


A unique reactive video messaging app.

Postcard: This app allows you to “write your message once and share it everywhere in seconds.”


“Postcard is a mobile app integrated with all major social networks.”

Tidy: An app that “helps you clean up thousands of photos in minutes.”


“Once organized, you can enjoy your memories in beautifully designed albums.”

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  • So yet another place for content publishing!

  • Yusuf Ramdane

    And it cane be usufeull for Blog publishing

  • Love the idea of video messaging – thanks for sharing!

  • Great info to be aware of and I can use it on the news press page of my blog. I can also pin it on my Pinterest page as well. Thanks Social Media Examiner.

  • This is great, as fellow blogger, I look forward to the useful content for Blog publishing.

  • Madhava Verma Dantuluri

    Well,this would drive out all other bloggers.

  • Excellent information, I love staying up to date with the most current plugins, applications, website integration, and other new possibilities, that often make the difference between a successful business and an unsuccessful business venture.

    I have given you my social media praise, keep up the good work, and I will continue reading it! Appreciate the tips.

    – Whitney Segura

  • Yes, we certainly have a lot of options 🙂 I’m interested in seeing how people integrate this one though.

  • You’re welcome, Enzie!

  • Glad it’s helpful for you, Charlotte!

  • Thank you, Whitney!

  • Very informative, as usual. Just one question: weren’t GIFS already available in Pinterest?

  • jameybrown

    Another great roundup, Cindy. Thanks! (Interesting moves being made by Klout)

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    Super post Cindy. Vey happy and excited to use Linked publication. I personally dont like Facebook feature that is displaying admin names on FB pages. But it helps in editing the posts.

  • I would like to thank you for all the valuable information sharing that you do.