Facebook Stickers: This Week in Social Media

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What’s New This Week?

Facebook Brings Stickers to Comments: “Just tap the smiley face icon in the bottom-right of any comment field to pick a sticker to send.”

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Facebook stickers will “be available to all posts from people, in groups, and on events now.”

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Social Media Examiner Turns 5 Years Old: 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?

Social Media Examiner Turns Five Years Old: Five years ago today, we started Social Media Examiner. Wow, how things have grown!

If you’ve been reading for a while, thank you!


Watch this video to see what our peers have to say.

We published our very first article, Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog, by Denise Wakeman, on October 12, 2009.

Here’s what Social Media Examiner looks like today:

  • 287 of the industry’s top social media professionals have written for you here.
  • 1,583 helpful articles have been published.
  • 24.7 million people like you have read our site.
  • 293,000 of your peers subscribe to our daily newsletter.
  • Our podcast has been downloaded 3 million times.

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Facebook Relaunches Atlas: 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 Relaunches Atlas: It has been built “from the ground up to tackle today’s marketing challenges, like reaching people across devices and bridging the gap between online impressions and offline purchases.”

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“Atlas delivers people-based marketing, helping marketers reach real people across devices, platforms and publishers.”

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Hyperlapse Lets You Selfielapse: 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?

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Introduces Selfielapse: The recent Hyperlapse update allows you to “use your front-facing camera to shoot a video of yourself.”

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Facebook Alters News Feed: 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 Updates News Feed by Showing More Timely Stories From Friends and Pages: With this new change, “when a friend or page you are connected to posts about something that is currently a hot topic of conversation on Facebook, that post is more likely to appear higher up in news feed, so you can see it sooner.”

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“Early testing of a small percentage of posts has shown that this update on average leads to a more than 6% increase in people engaging with these stories (e.g., more people share, comment, like or click).”

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Twitter Buy Button: 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 Tests New Way to Make a Purchase on Twitter: “For a small percentage of U.S. users (that will grow over time), some tweets from [Twitter’s] test partners will feature a Buy button, letting you buy directly from the tweet.”

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SlideShare App Enhances Discovery: 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?

The Latest SlideShare App Feature Helps You Find More Content: This update is “shining the spotlight on the people and content that you find compelling.” The app is currently only on Android, iOS app to follow.

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These new enhancements to the SlideShare app “make it even simpler for you to find and use great content on the go.”

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New Pinterest Messages: 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?

New Pinterest Messages Encourage Conversations: “When someone shoots you a pin, you’ll be able to reply with a message or send a pin back!”

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“You can also send pins and messages to multiple people.”

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Facebook Forces Messenger on Mobile Users: 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 Forces Users Worldwide to Download Messenger for Mobile Chat: “Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app.”

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Facebook mobile users will soon be forced to use the Facebook Messenger app instead of the previous app options.

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