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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?

New Pinterest Messages Encourage Conversations: “When someone shoots you a pin, you’ll be able to reply with a message or send a pin back!”

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“You can also send pins and messages to multiple people.”

SlideShare Introduces New Upload Experience: This new Upload page “will make sharing on SlideShare even easier for you.”

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A new upload experience.

Facebook for Windows Phone Gets a Big Update: This new facelift “brings an updated design and new features that were previously available in beta.”

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“Along with the overhauled user experience and improved app performance, Facebook for Windows Phone now supports more languages and has the ability for you to upload videos taken with your Windows Phone device directly to the app.”

Vine Updates iOS App: The new updates “make it easier for you to keep up with your new activity, explore different parts of Vine and more.”

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“You can now choose to share a Vine publicly or as a message right from the share screen.”

Slingshot Releases New Version: This includes many updates for the first time since its initial release.

slingshot update

You can now “shoot crisp, clear videos even faster than before.”

Foursquare Introduces the All-New Foursquare: It “learns what you like, and leads you to places you’ll love.”

A cool social media tool worth checking out:

Hashtagio: This tool allows you to “leverage fan experiences to increase brand loyalty, engagement and sales.”

hashtagio

“Build custom social media storyboards from the best fan content and display them everywhere.”

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