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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 Your First Tweet Feature: You can now celebrate your #FirstTweet. “Using this tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first tweet—or for that matter, anyone else’s.”

first tweet

“Just type in your @username, or that of anyone—your best pal, favorite comedian, a star or a president.”

Pinterest Creates Gifts Feed: This new feed has been created for people who love to use Pinterest for shopping ideas.

pinterest gifts feed

“The work-in-progress feed lives with our regular categories but its special because it only shows Product pins.”

Facebook Android App Update: The new features mainly involves photos. You can now “upload multiple photos at a time in groups.”

facebook for android update photos

“Improvements to help group admins pin and unpin posts, and review pending and reported posts.”

LinkedIn Updates Terms of Service: There will be some changes coming to their terms of service, which also includes their privacy policy and user agreement.

UberConference Relaunches iPhone App: “The app for iPhone features all of the great new tools available on desktop and Android in a complete toolkit.”

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

BucketListly: “You can turn your life into a game by creating an online bucket list, achieve real life goals, earn badges and share your ‘Achievement Unlocked’ moments with your friends.”

bucketlistly homepage

“Simply snap a photo, tag location, choose where to share and unlock it. Your achievement will be shared automatically to your specified social networks.”

HoverChat: “HoverChat enables true multitasking by allowing you to read and reply to incoming messages without ever leaving your current screen.”

hoverchat

“Customize your experience by choosing among many themes, fonts, head shapes and much more.”

Fleep: This app is “chat for dynamic teams.”

Hublo: “Track what matters on your website, right now, without coding.”

hublo analytics tool

Start tracking now.

Tawkers: “This app allows two people to have a public instant message conversation called a tawk.”

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