Animated GIFs on Twitter: 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 Supports Animated GIFs: You can now “share and view animated GIFs on http://Twitter.com, Android and iPhone.”

LinkedIn Introduces Job Search App for Mobile: This new app for iPhone “provides a one-stop shop for your job seeking needs.”

Facebook Launches Slingshot: An app that “lets you quickly share everyday moments with lots of people at once.”

slingshot app

“Check out the Slingshot Crew’s blog to learn more.”

Facebook Adds Trending Sidebar on iPad: “This update will show content on the right-hand side that’s relevant to how people use tablets today, which is primarily to read news, watch videos and play games.”

facebook trending sidebar on ipad

“In landscape mode, the new sidebar will include trending topics and videos, links to games you play and popular games you might enjoy.”

LinkedIn Announces Availability in Traditional Chinese: “Professionals who wish to register as LinkedIn members in Traditional Chinese can do it by going here.”

linkedin adds chinese language

This brings “the total number of language options available on LinkedIn to 23!”

Facebook Paper Updates Mobile App: “You can find Paper version 1.2 in the App Store, and with it comes a bunch of new ways to personalize your experience and discover great content on Paper.”

facebook paper cover photo

“Now you can change your profile pic and cover photo from within Paper.”

Snapchat Introduces Our Story: This has been built “so that Snapchatters who are at the same event location can contribute Snaps to the same Story.”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Chat Center: “Anybody on the planet can start a chat with you with a single click.”

chat center app

“All they need is your universal chat address.”

PikiChat: “Join your friends’ groups and send pictures incognito!”

pikichat

“Add a photo. Take the spot. And be the star of your groups!”

What do you think? Please share your comments below.

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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  • http://www.fundafunda.com Meryl van der Merwe

    I scored some points with my daughter as she was sitting next to me when I read this article few days ago and so I told her about it. She immediately went and tried it out – and was the first of her friends to tweet a gif. (It didn’t work from her iPad btw – she had to do it on her laptop).

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Cool! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Kim

    That’s awesome about Twitter supporting animated gifs. Now if it were only easy to make gifs :)
    Cindy, do you have any articles on Social Media Examiner about how to create them, including tools that make it easy, etc?

  • http://www.antoniocalero.com/ Antonio Calero

    Great as always Cindy. Thank you for putting this together for us.

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