Facebook Recommendations Bar: 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?

Facebook Introduces the Recommendations Bar: The Recommendations Bar is a new social plugin that helps people find articles based on what their friends like and share from your site. “Recommendations are based on content that friends have explicitly liked and shared in your app or website.”

facebook recommendations bar

"As a person reads an article, a small pop-up surfaces at the bottom of the screen highlighting recommended articles and prompting them to like the page."

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Google Analytics Mobile App: 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?

Google Analytics Launches New Mobile App Analytics: Google Analytics has “a new set of reports in beta called Mobile App Analytics that help marketers and developers better measure their mobile apps.”

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These new Mobile App Analytics reports are "tailored for mobile app developers and marketers."

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Twitter Weekly Email Digests: 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 Brings Weekly Email Digest to Your Inbox: You can now “discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox. This summary features the most relevant tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.”

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"Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you."

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Facebook Timeline Image Changes: 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?

Facebook Timeline for Business Image Changes: On April 26, Facebook will be updating the display size of the profile picture/avatar on all Facebook pages. If you have a tightly integrated design, you should be aware of this change. Be ready to update your profile picture on April 26. The new profile picture will be 160 x 160 pixels and will sit at 23 pixels from the left and 210 pixels from the top of the page.

Facebook Syncs Email Addresses: “With your @facebook.com email address, people can email you using any traditional email system (e.g., Hotmail, Yahoo! or Gmail), and the emails will be delivered to your Facebook Messages.” Facebook now syncs your email address with your Facebook name.

Facebook emails

"Now, the address people use to get to your timeline and send you email on Facebook will be the same."

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