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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 Introduces New Ads API:  This new program will “empower developers to build custom tools and solutions specifically to help social marketers meet their goals.” LinkedIn’s Ads API program is only available to a select group of partners.

linkedin ads api

LinkedIn users can expect more useful advertising tools in the future.

YouTube Automatic Captions Now in Six European Languages: Automatically created captions have been available in English on YouTube videos since 2009. Today, 6 more languages have been added to bring the total number of languages available to 10.  Simply hover over the video below and click the closed caption (CC) button to see how it works in the original language or with the translation option.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLbpi6ZahtOH6DszcLA-HhzgvZCKMRi72o&feature=player_embedded&v=10eg2zcY4Qc

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:

iTunes Gifts Now on Facebook: With Facebook Gifts, you can now “instantly gift your friends iTunes digital gifts and recommend albums, movies, games, apps and more, available on the iTunes Store.”

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"iTunes digital gifts are available for $10, $15, $25 or $50."

Vimeo Launches New iPhone App: “Vimeo just launched a totally reimagined iPhone app that’s awesomer, sleeker, more beautiful, way awesomer and also much more awesomer than ever before.”

Tumblr Breaks Into the Top 10 Sites in the US: According to Quantcast statistics, Tumblr is now in the top 10 sites in the US.

tumblr growth

Do you use Tumblr?

Here’s an interesting tool worth noting:

TweetLevel: A tool to analyse your Twitter account and assess your influence.

tweetlevel

TweetLevel gives you data in a chart format.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Marketing World is Social Media Examiner’s latest mega-conference—taking place at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California on April 7-9, 2013.

As you’d expect, Social Media Examiner recruited the biggest and best names in the world of social media marketing for this conference. Only the best for you! Be sure to check it out.

Watch this video to get a quick overview of Social Media Marketing World.

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