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?

Pinterest Rolls Out Business Accounts: Pinterest now offers a set of free tools and resources for businesses. There are new terms of service for businesses. To set up your Pinterest business account, go here.

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You can now use Pinterest for business.

LinkedIn Enables Profile Editing on Mobile: LinkedIn makes it possible for mobile professionals to edit their profiles on the go.  “Now you can update your profile with a new headline, add recent skills or add a new position so your professional identity is always up to date.”

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:

YouTube Makes it Easier to Watch Videos on TV: There’s a YouTube app update for Android and Google TV that “automatically pairs your devices on the same WiFi. Just find a video on your YouTube app for Androidlike the latest video from GoPro or H+ The Digital Series—click the TV icon that appears and the video will play instantly on your Google TV.”

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This new YouTube on TV feature is "like a remote control—you can pause, scroll or skip to the next video with your mobile device as it plays on your TV."

Facebook Launches Social Jobs Partnership Application: The Social Jobs Partnership (SJP) unveiled a Facebook app to “make it easier for people on Facebook to find and share employment opportunities.”

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"The new SJP app is a central location where recruiters can share open positions with the Facebook community sorted by industry, location and skills."

Here’s upcoming news to watch:

Facebook Now Testing “Ranked Comments” on Business Pages: Currently only a few people have this feature. “Ranked Comments” means that the comments with the most engagement will float to the top.

Facebook Adds Sources of Friendship Under Users’ Friends Tab: You can expect to see “more information under the Friends tab on users’ timelines, indicating how many of the user’s friends were recently added, from high school, from college or from work.”

Here’s an interesting tool worth noting:

Leaderboarded: A tool for companies to create their own online leaderboards powered by social data.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Marketing World is Social Media Examiner’s latest mega-conference—taking place at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California on April 7-9, 2013.

As you’d expect, Social Media Examiner recruited the biggest and best names in the world of social media marketing for this conference. Only the best for you! Be sure to check it out.

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  • WindyCityParrot

    What Pinterest Business Accounts is missing is a link to your business fan page – do you think that will happen anytime soon?

  • Soumitra

     they will , surely

  • Margi

    For converting to Pinterest for business:  Can you explain how to upload the html verification file?  I can’t figure it out.  I downloaded it and it says upload it to your website…?  Thanks.

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  • shelly moulton

    Hi, what would be the benefit(s) for a musician to convert to a business account? 

  • Rebecca

    Having the same issue so would love to hear the response too!

  • Kary Snell | Face The Buzz

    I love LinkedIn and think it’s a very powerful tool. 

    But, editing your profile from mobile, company and profile page redesigns – the stream of updates from the company seems very safe and lacking innovation. 

    The site has an amazing audience but there doesn’t seem to be any real interaction. Answers was popular for a time – but Quora has taken the lead. Groups could be an awesome feature, but I’ve never found it very useful. 

    What’s the next great feature? Or will LinkedIn simply serve as our online rolodex? 

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  • Cindy King

    The new Pinterest business accounts just came out. I’m sure we’ll see more in the future.

  • Cindy King

    Hi Margi, we’ll publish an article on the new Pinterest business accounts soon.

  • Cindy King

    Hi Andrew, thanks for your feedback. It’s interesting as many others have told me that LinkedIn works for them.

  • Cindy King

    Hi Shelly, we’ll soon publish an article on the Pinterest business account and this might help you see how it applies to your particular situation.

  • Devani Anjali Alderson

     Great article thanks! I turned some of my clients Pinterest into business pages! Question though: what’s the difference between the two.  When I converted to a biz page everything seemed to be the same, i didn’t noticed new features…

  • WindyCityParrot

    @Margi – upload the file via FTP to your website’s root directory

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  • Alexander Rauser

    Thanks for the feedback, i’ve posted your social media for business idea on our on our suggestion box

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