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?

Twitter Releases New Ad Features: Twitter adds two new enhancements that advertisers frequently request—follower growth reporting and manual Promoted Tweet selection.

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Small businesses using the self-service Twitter ads can now track Twitter audience growth. Integrates With SlideShare: The publishing-by-curation platform integrates with SlideShare. You can now easily curate SlideShare presentations relevant to your interests.

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:

Tumblr Enhances Dashboard: Tumblr has added a few enhancements to their dashboard and also redesigned the way video works on Tumblr.

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The Tumblr dashboard has a few new features.

iPhone Users Get a New YouTube App: The official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod Touch brings users more videos and more ways to share them.

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The iPhone app's new YouTube channel guide reveals the channels you've subscribed to on YouTube.

Here are a few cool social media tools worth noting:

Socialomate: a Twitter direct marketing assistant that allows you to run multiple-step campaigns with your followers.


Check out Socialomate to get more from your Twitter marketing.

My Social Promo: a tool for small businesses to tap into the social networks and drive new business via word-of-mouth sharing.

Placed: a location analytics tool leveraging mobile devices to help you understand your customers better.


The insights garnered from Placed can be used to model customer behaviors, gain competitive insights, inform product development and optimize marketing strategy.

Wavespot: a social WiFi service that allows merchants to give their customers free WiFi when they connect with businesses via Facebook or Twitter logins.

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  • From my point of view the new dashboard of  tumblr is the most important feature of the week.

  • Cindy King @ actually i like and it is generated a good portion of my blog traffic. However thanks for the article.

  • I love this ‘My Social Promo’. It’s just too perfect for any small scale business looking to grow it’s customer base quickly. Even with little cost!

  • At least YouTube has its own app for iPhone. I know that they are kind of a competition, but I don’t understand that they have waited so long to do it.

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  • millettechsale2

    ok ,good !

  • millettechsale2

     that makes the two of us !

  • I’m building mobile apps to grow my business so I’m going to check out Placed.  Thanks!

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  • Thanks so much for sharing these. It just reminded me suddenly about my Tumblr account. Going to start checking all of these tools out. 

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  • I’m a long user of Socialomate as I participated to the beta of this product. Well… That’s definitely the most powerful tool I’ve used for my Social Media Marketing on Twitter, the one which delivered the most value and the best ROI for my business. Nice to see you picked it in your news this week ! You should definitely get in touch with Jean-François Ruiz, the CEO in order to have a sneak peak into the product and the business ! Keep up the good work. 😉
    And btw, I’m glad I just enrolled for the Facebook Success Summit !

  • I am a great fan of Socialomate, it is the equivalent of Aweber for your Twitter account. As usefull and powerful if used cleverly!

  • It’s actually a nice and useful piece of info. Specially on Twitter.

  • I’m glad that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • I am a great fan of Socialomate, it is the equivalent of Aweber for your Twitter account. As useful and powerful if used cleverly! 

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