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 Infographics Show Mobile Social Universe: JESS3 Labs published its new Geosocial Universe infographics. Click through this first chart below; there are more noteworthy social media stats.


"Facebook now tops 629 million registered users with almost 250 million people accessing the site via mobile."

100 Awesome Marketing Stats, Charts and Graphs: HubSpot published a useful report. Click through to find the latest marketing stats to help you improve your social media marketing.


Marketers are shifting their budgets away from "interruption advertising."

Twitter Rolls Out Email Notifications: In addition to getting email notifications for direct messages on Twitter, you now have the option of getting email notifications when someone you follow retweets or favorites one of your Tweets.

twitter email notifications

You can opt into these email notifications by going to the settings tab on your Twitter account.

Google’s Social Search Goes Global: “Social Search is rolling out globally in 19 languages and should be available in the coming week, with more languages on the way. People around the world will find similar types of social results as people in the U.S.”

Here are a couple of social media tools worth a look:

Roost: A new social marketing platform for small businesses.  Roost aims to save time for individual professionals, businesses, consultants and agencies in creating effective social media campaigns.

Kyoo: A new social media aggregator that pulls together the buzz around an event or topic and displays it in one place. These mentions from various sources (Tweets, Facebook posts, Flickr photos, YouTube videos, blog posts and news articles) can then be dynamically displayed.


Kyoo prices range from $1000 - $1500 a month.

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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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    Looking forward to it.

  • Thanks Ben! You’ll be glad you did

  • Hey Cindy, what a GREAT roundup! Seems like this week was reach with graphs 🙂

    I’d also add the news about Bing rolling out social search with Facebook integration! That’s really huge! I’m now waiting to see if Google/Bing market shares will change somehow in the nearest future.

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  •  Tim, yes, a number of graphs caught my eye this week 🙂 

    Great point about Bing! It will be interesting to see if things change and how fast. 

  • Conde, did you see in the article linked to above that Google also plans to introduce the +1 feature globally as soon as they can? 

  • Thanks Cindy. This weekly edition perfectly illustrates once again the dynamism that characterizes the social media industry. Enjoy your weekend.

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  • Some great information here.  These insights are perfect when staying in touch with all social media activity and progress.  There’s so much of it out there right now that it’s a bit overwhelming at times to stay in touch.

    Ivan Temelkov

  • Social media and healthcare caught my attention. I wrote an article for a client, posted it on medtopicwriter and on medcitynews (as well as delivering to client) and it caused a tiny bit of ruckus, but it was stressful ruckus. All better now. Whew! Client happy with the firestorm, however. Makes me wonder if he gave me the source I used on purpose 🙂

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  • I hadn’t heard of Roost. I can’t wait to check that out!

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  • Google social news going global is another step in the right direction for them considering how many people use social media in Indonesia and India. 

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  • Alex Chang

    Cindy – thanks so much for the Roost mention!  Our entire focus is on helping busy small business folks get started and productive with Social Marketing.  We’re honored to be covered by you all given your focus on these types of tools.  We encourage folks to try us out, Roost is free and very easy to get started with.

    Alex Chang

  • You’re welcome Alex! Good luck moving forward!

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