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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.

Introducing MyKidsAdventures.com

The team at Social Media Examiner launched My Kids’ Adventures this week. It’s an online magazine for busy parents who want to have fun adventures with their kids anywhere (in the home, the backyard or the great outdoors). It’s your go-to resource for articles on how to do really cool stuff with your kids (and grand kids). Be sure to check it out.

What’s New This Week?

Tumblr Users Can Now Create GIFs With Webcams: “Tumblr users surfing on Chrome and Firefox v20+ can create four-frame GIFs with their webcams and load the GIFs directly to their Tumblr feed.”

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Make Tumblr GIFs with your webcam.

Google Updates Segmentation in Analytics: “Google has ‘reimagined segmentation to make it even easier for new Analytics users, yet also more powerful for seasoned analysts and marketers.'” Some of the key updated features include User Segmentation, Cohort Analysis, Sequence Segment, Segment Templates and fully refreshed new UI.

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Google Analytics is now even easier for new users.

Google Opens Maps to All: “The new Google Maps for the web is even easier to try out. No email invite needed.” You can now sign up and get instant access.

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You no longer need an invite to get the new Google Maps.

New Gmail Inbox Has a Social Tab: The new Gmail inbox separates your social media emails and puts them under a new “social” tab.

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