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LinkedIn Announces All Groups Will Be Made Private: In an effort to improve the quality of conversation in groups, “…only Group members will be able to see the contents of conversations, and only members will be allowed to contribute. LinkedIn also won’t allow search engines to crawl the discussions, another key, it believes, to providing a trusted private space for people to communicate.”

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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 to Remove Share Counts: In a recent update, Twitter announced that “Twitter share counts will no longer appear alongside Tweet buttons AND third-party direct access to tweet share stats will be curtailed.”

Blab.im Rolls Out Co-host and Notification Features: The ability to add co-hosts on Blab has been “the most requested feature and an amazing one at that.” Blab also added notification controls, which will “let your followers know you’re on air.”

blab cohost feature

The [Co-host] feature is now available for web only right now.

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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 Signal for Facebook and Instagram: Signal for Facebook and Instagram is “a free discovery and curation tool for journalists who want to source, gather, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook and Instagram, across news, culture, entertainment, sports and more–all in one place.”

signal for facebook and instagram

“Search functionality makes it easy to surface content directly related to a story or topic [users] are tracking.”

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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 Makes Ads Available to Businesses of All Sizes, Everywhere: “Starting this month, advertisers both large and small can run campaigns on Instagram.”

instagram opens ads to all businesses

“It’s now easy for advertisers on Instagram to target their message more effectively and reach people based on what they care about.”

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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

Meerkat Introduces Live #Hashtags: “This new approach to stream discovery is the quickest way to meet people around shared interests as they happen.”

meerkat live hashtag

“Include a hashtag in the title of your stream and you’ll be added to the user-generated feed of hashtags at the top of the app!”

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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 Now Supports Portrait and Landscape Images: Instagram announces that “—in addition to square posts—you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram.”

instagram portrait and landscape images

“Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square.”

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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

Blab.im has marketers talking: Combining features of Google Hangouts with Periscope-like functions, Blab.im introduces an iPhone client and fully functional desktop experience that allows up to four video streams at once with the click of a button. The site’s ease of use, along with rapid adoption by social media marketers, make it worth a look. Click here to see a recording of a Blab session from Mike Stelzner.

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“Blab lets you watch live video conversations between interesting people.”

Twitter to Expand Ad Network Beyond Twitter: Twitter unveiled significant expansions to its advertising platform, “including a new name to better reflect the evolution of the product: Twitter Audience Platform – a simple and effective way for advertisers to reach over 700 million people on and off of Twitter.”

twitter advertising platform

“The Twitter Audience Platform automatically transforms your Promoted Tweets into in-app ad formats.”

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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 Removes 140-Character Limit in Direct Messages: This change is a “big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.”

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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 Ads API Partner Program Launches: “Instagram Ads API Partners will be able to perform tasks including scheduling and publishing content to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network, monitoring audiences and sharing access to Instagram accounts across teams.”

Facebook Enables New Ways for People and Businesses to Connect: Facebook introduced several “new communication features for Pages, including more ways for customers to send private messages to businesses and new tools for Page admins to manage and respond to messages.”

facebook page messenger

“The new Send Message call-to-action button for local awareness ads allows people to initiate private conversations with business Pages from News Feed ads.”

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