Plenty of Updates: This Week in Social Media

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 Enhances Search Capabilities: It’s now easier (and faster) for marketers to find exactly whom to follow. When you search for a topic, you’ll get suggestions of people who tweet about that topic.

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Twitter now gives you people results for your search queries.

RockMelt Gets Faster and Adds More Features: Are you interested in testing the latest version of this browser? RockMelt Beta 2 has a new chat feature, a view later option, a new Twitter app and a faster browsing experience. Here’s what we had to say about the previous version. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of this version.

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Chat features are particularly popular on social browsers such as RockMelt.

LinkedIn Updates Their Developers Platform:  This demonstrates LinkedIn’s commitment to expanding their platform and it means marketers can expect more useful tools for LinkedIn marketing in the future.

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LinkedIn has a new set of tools available to developers.

HootSuite Acquires TwitterBar and Brings You the HootBar: “This handy tool for Firefox allows you to update Twitter profiles directly from the browser address bar. Combined with HootSuite, this tool gives you even more publishing options.” The HootBar is a Firefox add-on. You can check it out here.

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The HootBar adds more tools to this popular social media platform.

KissMetrics Shares Latest Quora Stats: If you followed the buzz about Quora, you may be interested in the latest statistics for this Q&A platform below.

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Here’s another social media tool worth a look.

Freelish.us: a micro-blogging service based on the Free Software StatusNet tool.

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Freelish.us lets users store URLs – bookmarks – with tags to make them easy to organize and share.

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

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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