Twitter Mobile Video: 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 Adds Mobile Video Capabilitity: Twitter introduces Vine, “a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos. Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity.”  You can find out more about this standalone app here. Click the video to pause it.

Embeddable Tweets Get An Update: Twitter’s embeddable tweets have faster loading times and they are easier to share thanks to the “Embed this Tweet” button under the “More” button found on any Tweet on twitter.com.

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Twitter's Embed Tweet function is easier to use.

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Panoramas Come To Tumblr: Tumblr users now have the option to publish wide panorama images.

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“This works automatically for super-wide (3:1) high-res (1000px wide) photo uploads.”

Quora Introduces Blogs: This new blogging feature on the popular question and answer platform, Quora, is “great for writers who don’t have an audience.” Quora also has a new mobile rich-text editor.

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The new Quora blogs are optimized for mobile use.

Bitly Offers Custom Domain URLs: Each bitly account can have one custom short domain.

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The new custom bitly URLs are free to set up, but you have to own the domain and only used it for shortened links with bitly.

Here are a couple of useful social media tools worth noting:

Huffly: a tool to host chat events and chat parties within a Facebook Page.

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"Host exciting chat events and parties — right in your Facebook Page!"

Chatwing: a free live chat widget for bloggers and can also be used on any web page.

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Chatwing has several login options including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Google.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Marketing World is Social Media Examiner’s latest mega-conference—taking place at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California on April 7-9, 2013.

As you’d expect, Social Media Examiner recruited the biggest and best names in the world of social media marketing for this conference. Only the best for you! Be sure to check it out.

Watch this video to get a quick overview of Social Media Marketing World.

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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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