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 Rolls Out Buyable Pins on Android and Introduces the Pinterest Shop: Pinterest announced it will start rolling out buyable pins “to U.S. Pinners on Android!” Pinterest will also begin “rolling out the Pinterest Shop,” where users can “shop the best of Pinterest.”

pinterest shop

“Stop by every day for new collections–from entertaining essentials to cozy winter accessories–hand-picked by us at Pinterest.”

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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

Google Play Music Welcomes Podcasts: “Along with direct searches and browsing for podcasts, the service will connect new listeners with podcasts based on what they’re doing, how they’re feeling, or what they’re interested in.”

google play welcomes podcasts

The new portal for podcasters on Google Play Music is “giving podcasters access to millions of new listeners on Android phones and tablets.”

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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 Introduces Publishing and Storytelling Tools: Twitter announced a new ecosystem of publishing and storytelling tools that “easily turn unique Twitter content into great stories that attract, engage, and retain an audience.” Users now have a new way to display embedded tweets, and can access the Collections API that “turns multiple Tweets into a single story with a single Collection ID.”

twitter rich new responsive grid display

“This new Twitter for Websites display option gives users an engaging, immersive experience highlighting multiple Tweets at once, with images and video displayed edge-to-edge.”

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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

Pinterest Improves Place Pins With Better Location Data: “Now location info will be added automatically to Pins. That means almost 7 billion Pins will have helpful details, like phone numbers, addresses and store hours.”

pinterest expands place pins

“Now each Pin includes a preview of where it lives on the map. Tap to get all the details, including other Pins from that spot and tips from people who’ve been there.”

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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

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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