LinkedIn Sponsored 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?

LinkedIn Introduces Sponsored Updates: LinkedIn is expanding its “content ecosystem with the launch of Sponsored Updates.” This allows companies “to build relationships by delivering their content into the homepage feed of members beyond those who are following their company.”

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Sponsored Updates will allow companies to build relationships.

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New Magazine from Social Media Examiner: 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.

Introducing MyKidsAdventures.com

The team at Social Media Examiner launched My Kids’ Adventures this week. It’s an online magazine for busy parents who want to have fun adventures with their kids anywhere (in the home, the backyard or the great outdoors). It’s your go-to resource for articles on how to do really cool stuff with your kids (and grand kids). Be sure to check it out.

What’s New This Week?

Tumblr Users Can Now Create GIFs With Webcams: “Tumblr users surfing on Chrome and Firefox v20+ can create four-frame GIFs with their webcams and load the GIFs directly to their Tumblr feed.”

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Make Tumblr GIFs with your webcam.

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Instagram Web Embeds: 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 Introduces Web Embeds: Instagram adds web embedding for Instagram content and brings you “an easy way to add Instagram photos and videos to the stories you want to tell.”

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Now, when you visit an Instagram photo or video page on your desktop web browser, you'll see a new Share button on the right side of your photo (just under the Comments button).

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New Google+ Website Plugins: 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+ Launches New Plugins for Your Website: Google+ launches “a bunch of new plugins that help visitors to connect with you on Google+, directly from your website.”  There’s an updated Google+ Follow plugin and updated badges for your Google+ Profiles and Pages.  You can now also create a badge for your Google+ Communities.

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Check out the updated Google+ Page badges.

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LinkedIn Adds New Features: 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?

LinkedIn Adds New Features on Homepage : LinkedIn introduces two new features “to your productivity toolkit: ‘Who’s Viewed Your Updates’ and ‘You Recently Visited.’ Both features can be found on the right-hand side of the Homepage and are intended to provide you with more personalized insights on your activities and engagement across LinkedIn.”

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"Who's Viewed Your Updates provides you with one simplified snapshot of what you've shared over the past 14 days, who has seen it and how it has been received (liked, shared)."

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Instagram Videos: 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?

Video Now on Instagram: Instagram users now have another way to share stories: video. “When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to 15 seconds of video through the Instagram camera.”

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Facebook Hashtags: 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 Launches Clickable Hashtags: Clickable hashtags are rolling out on Facebook. “When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.”

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"Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion."

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Facebook Verified Pages and Profiles: 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 Launches Verified Pages and Profiles: The new verified Pages are “to help people find the authentic accounts of celebrities and other high-profile people and businesses on Facebook.” This is also rolling out to profiles as well.

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"Verified Pages have a small, blue check mark beside their name on timelines, in search results and elsewhere on Facebook."

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Twitter Lead Generation Cards: 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 Introduces Lead Generation “Cards”: The Lead Generation Card is “a new type of Twitter Card that will allow marketers to collect leads directly within the tweet.” For now, this is only available as a feature in Promoted Tweets—a paid feature of Twitter Ads.

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"Users don’t even have to fill out a form—since their information (name, email and username) is already pulled into the card. They literally just have to hit Submit on the Card's call to action."

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