Twitter Changes: 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.com Enhancements: Twitter is rolling out a new interface when accessing your accounts on Twitter.com.  The old @Mention tab is replaced with two new tabs: an “@Username” tab and an “Activity” tab. Similar to Google+, this shows you new people who have followed you and new activity of people in your network.

The new @Username tab shows you "which of your tweets are favorites, plus the latest retweets (of your tweets), tweets directed to you and your new followers." And the new Activity tab highlights "the latest favorites, retweets and follows from the people you follow on Twitter."

Twitter Makes it Easy to Share Pictures: You can now upload images 3MB or smaller directly from your Twitter account.

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Twitter scales the image for you to fit into the display pane on the right side of your Twitter.com timeline.

Twitter Reveals the Official Name of the Twitter Bird: You can call him Larry.

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The tweet revealing his name.

LinkedIn Helps You Improve Your Profile: When you edit your profile on LinkedIn now, you’ll see an “Improve Your Profile” button with tips on how to get more visibility on LinkedIn.

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Go to the Edit Profile link under the Profile tab in your LinkedIn account to see this new option.

Klout Adds 5 More Networks: You can now connect Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram and Last.fm to your Klout account to track  your social influence.

klout new platforms

With these additions, Klout now tracks 10 social media networks.

Here are a couple of social media tools worth noting:

Twitgram: Delivers your private messages to anyone on Twitter.

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There's no 140-character limitation on your Twitgram messages.

WhoReTweetedMe: This new tool from HubSpot enables you to analyze your website and gives you some interesting statistics including your 20 most influential tweeters with a link to thank them with a tweet.

who retweeted me

Find the most influential retweeter for any website.

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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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  • http://ideagirlmedia.com/ Keri at Idea Girl Media

    Cindy,

    As always – good stuff!

    I haven’t used the Twitter platform itself in awhile.  So, I’m curious to see how that works.

    The LinkedIn profile improver — Spent a few minutes, and need to go back. 

    It’s great that there are new networks that can influence our Klout score — Would have loved to see Empire Avenue and Quora on the list.

    WhoTweetedMe — Nifty tool!  Tried it yesterday, and the process was smooth.  Even let me tweet out.  In a perfect world, a month re-call would be terrific.  But I’m glad to have this tool!! :)

    Thank you and Larry….

    ~Keri

  • http://www.icheapmarketing.com Waseem Ahmed

    Cindy,
    It is creative change from Twitter and one of the biggest thing is now we don’t need to use any third party to upload pictures and one more important thing in the social media all social giants always need to update their services to sustain in the competitive market. As you may know when Facebook was not updating their system at the moment Google play their role and they introduced their Google +. So the lesson is who will not update their systems and didn’t introduced new things then other company’s hammer is ready to stamp down on their brains.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/mdyoder Michael D. Yoder

    Maybe it’s been there for awhile, but I just noticed a feedback button on my profile stats page. When I click on who’s viewed my profile on my home page, it takes me to my profile stats page. On the right margin of the page there is now a button that says “Send Feedback”. I never noticed it before, so it might be a recent addition. Here’s a screen shot http://screencast.com/t/DsI1kvrhR.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/mdyoder Michael D. Yoder

    Maybe it’s been there for awhile, but I just noticed a feedback button on my profile stats page. When I click on who’s viewed my profile on my home page, it takes me to my profile stats page. On the right margin of the page there is now a button that says “Send Feedback”. I never noticed it before, so it might be a recent addition. Here’s a screen shot http://screencast.com/t/DsI1kvrhR.

  • http://keepupwiththeweb.com Sherryl Perry

    Thanks for the notice! It saves me that “deer trapped in the headlights” look that I was sure to have when I started looking for my @Mention tab. :)

  • http://keepupwiththeweb.com Sherryl Perry

    Thanks for the notice! It saves me that “deer trapped in the headlights” look that I was sure to have when I started looking for my @Mention tab. :)

  • http://LouiseM.com/ Louise Myers

    My @Mentions tab hasn’t been replaced with the two new tabs described. I feel left out! ;)

  • http://LouiseM.com/ Louise Myers

    My @Mentions tab hasn’t been replaced with the two new tabs described. I feel left out! ;)

  • http://www.thenerdynurse.com/ The Nerdy Nurse

    Thanks for the GREAT informoation on the new twitter and klout updates. Also really excited to take a look at WhoReTweetedMe!

    You’re always full of such useful information! Thanks.

  • http://www.thenerdynurse.com/ The Nerdy Nurse

    Thanks for the GREAT informoation on the new twitter and klout updates. Also really excited to take a look at WhoReTweetedMe!

    You’re always full of such useful information! Thanks.

  • http://www.razchorev.com/ Raz Chorev

    Great info as always, Cindy. However, I’ve tried using WhoReTweetedMe  on 6-7 different blog posts, and none seemed to work. (not enough data, too old or too new post, or some other reason).
    Am I the only one?

  • http://www.razchorev.com/ Raz Chorev

    Great info as always, Cindy. However, I’ve tried using WhoReTweetedMe  on 6-7 different blog posts, and none seemed to work. (not enough data, too old or too new post, or some other reason).
    Am I the only one?

  • http://www.marketingm8.co.uk Peter L Masters MCIM

    Hello, great stuff as always!! Thanks Cindy!

    It’s great to see Klout developing and it should be noted that they are also looking at adding WordPress, Quora, Posterous and Yelp.

    Why not StumbleUpon and Empire Avenue??

    All the very best Peter

  • http://www.marketingm8.co.uk Peter L Masters MCIM

    Hello, great stuff as always!! Thanks Cindy!

    It’s great to see Klout developing and it should be noted that they are also looking at adding WordPress, Quora, Posterous and Yelp.

    Why not StumbleUpon and Empire Avenue??

    All the very best Peter

  • Jerry

    Me 2

  • Jerry

    Me 2

  • http://twitter.com/acuatia Acuatia Media

    The new enhancements to Twitter.com look pretty sweet! Seems like Google + is really starting to shake things up for Twitter and Facebook! 

  • http://twitter.com/acuatia Acuatia Media

    The new enhancements to Twitter.com look pretty sweet! Seems like Google + is really starting to shake things up for Twitter and Facebook! 

  • Tim

    Twitter has a fair bit of catching up to do. Too many people that do nothing but advertise, so we are all being more careful with the people we take into G+. My advice, go back to Twitter and wipe your slate clean and start agaion. Too much work? Just delete your account and stay with G+

  • Tim

    Twitter has a fair bit of catching up to do. Too many people that do nothing but advertise, so we are all being more careful with the people we take into G+. My advice, go back to Twitter and wipe your slate clean and start agaion. Too much work? Just delete your account and stay with G+

  • http://sylvanmedia.com/blog Michael

    Louise,

    Its ok, I think it’s going to be a slow transition,  I still haven’t seen this change either.  What other aspects do you enjoy?

  • http://sylvanmedia.com/blog Michael

    Louise,

    Its ok, I think it’s going to be a slow transition,  I still haven’t seen this change either.  What other aspects do you enjoy?

  • http://twitter.com/KeithKeller Keith Keller

    Thanks Cindy,

    Really appreciate you featuring the interview with Michael.

    There is some great material here and a few “RADICAL” suprises

    Love what Michael has to say about sharing information to build trust and the classic formula for that.

    I am now calling Michael “The Einstein of Social Media”

    GC + OP – MM = G

    Great content plus Other People minus Marketing Messages equals Growth

    “BRILLIANT”

    Thanks again

    Cheers

    Keith

  • http://twitter.com/KeithKeller Keith Keller

    Thanks Cindy,

    Really appreciate you featuring the interview with Michael.

    There is some great material here and a few “RADICAL” suprises

    Love what Michael has to say about sharing information to build trust and the classic formula for that.

    I am now calling Michael “The Einstein of Social Media”

    GC + OP – MM = G

    Great content plus Other People minus Marketing Messages equals Growth

    “BRILLIANT”

    Thanks again

    Cheers

    Keith

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Shilpi Roy – Virtual Assistant

    Recently Facebook introduced new gaming feature just hours after Google+ introduced its own version. Now its  Twitter’s turn to do something new.. Thanks for the share Cindy.

    Recently posted:http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/blog/google-and-facebook-launches-new-gaming-features-%e2%80%93-shared-by-obva-virtual-assistants/

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Shilpi Roy – Virtual Assistant

    Recently Facebook introduced new gaming feature just hours after Google+ introduced its own version. Now its  Twitter’s turn to do something new.. Thanks for the share Cindy.

    Recently posted:http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/blog/google-and-facebook-launches-new-gaming-features-%e2%80%93-shared-by-obva-virtual-assistants/

  • http://www.lookuppage.com/users/stephenscott/ Janet Ann

    Hi Cindy,

    It is very great to know stuffs like this. It means that competition is always part of motivations and improvements of such social media sites. Thank you for sharing it.

  • http://www.lookuppage.com/users/stephenscott/ Janet Ann

    Hi Cindy,

    It is very great to know stuffs like this. It means that competition is always part of motivations and improvements of such social media sites. Thank you for sharing it.

  • http://twitter.com/1005Design 1005 Design

    Do you know if there is a way to analyze facebook pages using the url like WhoReTweetedMe.com does for twitter?

  • http://twitter.com/1005Design 1005 Design

    Do you know if there is a way to analyze facebook pages using the url like WhoReTweetedMe.com does for twitter?

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing Keri! I’m sure Klout has a long list of other networks to add in the future :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing Keri! I’m sure Klout has a long list of other networks to add in the future :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Twitter is indeed making some useful improvements!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Twitter is indeed making some useful improvements!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Cool!  Thanks for sharing Michael!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Cool!  Thanks for sharing Michael!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad these Saturday posts are useful to you Sherryl :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad these Saturday posts are useful to you Sherryl :)

  • Bill Lord

    I still can’t believe that Hubspot used WhoreTweetedme.com, I mean WhoRetweetedme.com. Pretty classic.

  • Bill Lord

    I still can’t believe that Hubspot used WhoreTweetedme.com, I mean WhoRetweetedme.com. Pretty classic.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Don’t worry Louise, mine doesn’t have them yet either.  Twitter says they’re rolling them out over the next few weeks.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Don’t worry Louise, mine doesn’t have them yet either.  Twitter says they’re rolling them out over the next few weeks.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad you enjoyed the read!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Glad you enjoyed the read!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    That’s interesting to hear Raz. It is a new tool, but as you say it may be because there’s not enough data yet.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    That’s interesting to hear Raz. It is a new tool, but as you say it may be because there’s not enough data yet.

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Peter!  Well, given the amount of shares on StumbleUpon they must have this on their radar for sure!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Peter!  Well, given the amount of shares on StumbleUpon they must have this on their radar for sure!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    LOL. Social media seems to have always been in a constant state of change… wonder when things will stabilize over a 6 month period. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    LOL. Social media seems to have always been in a constant state of change… wonder when things will stabilize over a 6 month period. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Interesting feedback Tim.  I do think there are several ways to use Twitter. And if you have a clear understanding of how you use it and stick with that one approach, then it’s easy to ride the waves of the different forms of spam that come in. Spam does evolve, or change in style, fairly rapidly on Twitter. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Interesting feedback Tim.  I do think there are several ways to use Twitter. And if you have a clear understanding of how you use it and stick with that one approach, then it’s easy to ride the waves of the different forms of spam that come in. Spam does evolve, or change in style, fairly rapidly on Twitter. 

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Let’s see what Mike has to say about being called “The Einstein of Social Media”  :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Let’s see what Mike has to say about being called “The Einstein of Social Media”  :)

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    I suggest you check with Hubspot (the people behind WhoReTweetedMed.com).

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    I suggest you check with Hubspot (the people behind WhoReTweetedMed.com).

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  • Paul

    I was surprised to see all the buzz around the name of the blue twitter bird, particularly since Twitter sent out their tweet in March. I learned about Larry the Twitter bird in Quora and then published a slight spin on the information last week (http://mymarketer.net/2728/does-the-blue-twitter-bird-have-a-name/). I was completely unaware that all the major blogs must of seen the same Quora question and published at the same time (I still think my post is the best, though Ü). 

  • Paul

    I was surprised to see all the buzz around the name of the blue twitter bird, particularly since Twitter sent out their tweet in March. I learned about Larry the Twitter bird in Quora and then published a slight spin on the information last week (http://mymarketer.net/2728/does-the-blue-twitter-bird-have-a-name/). I was completely unaware that all the major blogs must of seen the same Quora question and published at the same time (I still think my post is the best, though Ü). 

  • http://twitter.com/1005Design 1005 Design

    Thanks Cindy!

  • http://twitter.com/1005Design 1005 Design

    Thanks Cindy!

  • http://graciemorris.com Gracie L Morris

    am I blind? I certainly do not see Twitter’s new enhancements on my profile

  • http://graciemorris.com Gracie L Morris

    am I blind? I certainly do not see Twitter’s new enhancements on my profile

  • http://www.mynotetakingnerd.com/blog Lewis LaLanne – NoteTakingNerd

    Twitgram – no 140 limit – WHOOT WOOT!!!

    I like tweets to stay at 140 because of their novelty but I’ve never felt direct messages should be limited to 140. That’s cool to see these guys feel the same. Thanks Cindy for the suggestion!

  • http://itrafficgeneration.com Internet business

    Great post. Thanks for sharing this.

  • http://itrafficgeneration.com Internet business

    Great post. Thanks for sharing this.

  • http://www.i95dev.com/ecommerce Ecommerce Solutions

    I’m still not able to see two tabs! I need to check out with Twitter on why I’m left out :(

  • http://twitter.com/HotSpotPromo Darlene Hull

    Thanks for the updates!  I, too, haven’t actually looked at my real Twitter page in a while.  Time to go check it out!

  • http://www.htmakemoney.com/2011/07/vagexcom-free-ways-to-increase-youtube.html Vagex

    It is a good change by Twitter, they do not want miss of this game.

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