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 Introduces Organic Tweet Analytics: “For the first time, advertisers will be able to see how many times users have viewed and engaged with organic tweets, so that they can more effectively optimize their content strategy.”

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“The Tweet Activity dashboard is now available to all advertisers, Twitter card publishers and verified users around the world.”

Facebook Rolls Out New Way to Manage Facebook Ads on Mobile: “Advertisers have a new way to manage their Facebook ads on the go with Ads Manager on mobile devices.”

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“Once these features are rolled out to your account, you’ll be able to access Ads Manager on mobile from the Ads Manager bookmark in your Facebook app.”

Google+ Lifts Restrictions on Profile Name: “There are no more restrictions on what name you can use.”

Google Launches Google Analytics for iPhone: “Access all of your Google Analytics web and app data from your mobile device.”

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“Easily get your Analytics data anytime, anywhere.”

Facebook Introduces Facebook Mentions: “A new Facebook Creative Labs app that makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other on the go.”

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“Mentions is currently only available for people with verified pages in the US.”

Digg Launches Digg Deeper: “A way to see, in real time, what your friends think are the most interesting things to read and watch.”

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Digg Deeper will alert “you to the best stories coming straight from the people and sources you trust most, starting with those you follow on Twitter.”

Snapchat Introduces Geofilters: “Swipe right on the preview screen to check them out—they’ll change depending on which neighborhoods you’re in!”

AudioBlocks Launches Royalty-Free Stock Audio: “The first subscription-based resource providing UNLIMITED downloads of royalty-free production music, sound effects and loops.”

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“Download anything you want, and use it in any type of project—forever!”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Overcast: “A powerful yet simple iPhone podcast player.”


“Overcast is free with limits.”

Twoople: “Let your prospects easily chat with you and build meaningful customer relationships. Anywhere.”

Echobox: “An intelligent publishing service that shares the right articles at the best times on Facebook and Twitter.”


“Echobox increases traffic for news publishers.”

Hashtack: “Facebook, Twitter and Instagram photos now in one place.”


“Hashtack brings you the ultimate photo sharing experience.”

Sight: “The easiest way to save a good article—just TAKE A SCREENSHOT.”

sight app

Sight’s “powerful technology analyzes the screenshot, scours the web to find the article and then saves it.”

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