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 Private Message Page Replies: Facebook released “an update to [the] Pages/Graph API which will allow a Page to reply to a comment on a post with a private message.”

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“When a Page responds to a comment left on a post with a private message, a direct messaging session will be opened… and the message will include a link to the comment for reference.”

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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?

Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos, as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines.”

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“Whether you’ve imported a past video or shot a new one within the Vine app, you can edit your Vines faster and with more precision.”

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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 Promoted Video: “After months of experiments and feedback from users and brands, we’re excited to announce a beta test of promoted video on Twitter!”

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“…it’s easy for brands to upload and distribute video on Twitter, and to measure the reach and effectiveness of this content.”

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social media viewpointsSocial media is transforming the way journalists break news.  Consider Robert Hernandez. He was searching for video on YouTube of the Bahrain protests.

He used filters to find videos from Bahrain and then sorted to find the most recent uploads. The top result had just been uploaded and had yet to be viewed. He watched it.

The shaky video was taken by someone in a crowd holding a cell phone. It shows a protester who gets shot and killed.

Record. Upload. View.

Without a news crew standing nearby, this death may have gone unnoticed and unrecorded, but through the power of a cell phone, the Internet and YouTube, this tragic event was captured forever.

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