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.

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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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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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