Facebook Updates Look for Pages: 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 Rolls Out Streamlined Look for Pages: The new look for pages on desktop “will make it easier for people to find the information they want and help page admins find the tools they use most.”

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“The right-side column of your timeline now displays all of your page’s posts. This one-column display means that all of your posts will appear consistently on your page and in news feed.”

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Unlimited Pinterest Secret Boards: 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?

Pinterest Announces Unlimited Secret Boards: “With unlimited secret boards, there’s no limit to the number of ways for you to plan, contemplate, practice and explore all of the things you want to do.”

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“You can always invite friends to your secret boards so you can hatch plots together in private.”

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LinkedIn Member Blocking: 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 Announces Member Blocking: This new LinkedIn member blocking feature will be rolled out to all LinkedIn members.

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Use the drop-down menu to block or report a LinkedIn member.

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LinkedIn Opens Blogging Platform to All: 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 Influencers Publishing Platform Opens to All LinkedIn Members: LinkedIn is slowly opening up its publishing feature to all members. “Now members have the ability to follow other members who are not in their network and build their own group of followers.”

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LinkedIn is also “adding new influencers who are excited to share their insights and experiences directly with LinkedIn members.”

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Klout Morphs Into Content Platform: 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?

Klout Adds Content Aggregation: The “new content platform helps Klout users be better content creators. (It) also allows you to schedule your posts so they can be delivered when people are actually listening.” Klout has reportedly been sold to Lithium Technologies.

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“The Create tab helps you find great articles and posts worth sharing with your audience.”

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Dial Into Google Hangouts By Phone: 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?

With UberConference You Can Dial Into Google Hangouts: With the UberConference app, you can now call into Google hangouts from your phone.

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Facebook Paper 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?

Facebook Introduces Paper App: “A new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you.”

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“Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and full-screen, distraction-free layouts.” Facebook has “also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own.”

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Facebook Updates News Feed for Pages: 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 Tweaks Algorithm for Pages: With this latest change, “page admins can expect a decrease in the distribution of their text status updates, but they may see some increases in engagement and distribution for other story types.”

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“The best way to share a link after this update will be to use a link-share.”

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Top 10 Social Media Blog Finalists 2014: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2014

We received over 600 nominations for our fifth-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest (the blogosphere’s biggest contest for social media blogs).

The list of 22 finalists is pretty impressive! See for yourself below.

The judges: Our judges include Lee Odden (author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing and CEO of TopRank Online Marketing), Denise Wakeman (founder of the Blog Squad™) and Neal Schaffer (author of three books, including Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing). They are currently finishing up their reviews of these sites.

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Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):

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