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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 Integrates Into Apple’s New iOS 5 Mobile Operating System: As Apple’s new iPhone rolls out with the latest operating system with full Twitter integration, Twitter reports it triples its daily sign-ups in the process. Have you tried Twitter on the iPhone or iPad?  Let us know your experience below…

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Now it's even easier to share and read tweets on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Google Analytics Lets You Visualize the Flow of Your Visitors: Google Analytics’ latest feature, Flow Visualization, “allows you to analyze site insights graphically, and instantly understand how visitors flow across pages on your site. Starting this week, ‘Visitors Flow’ and ‘Goal Flow’ will be rolling out to all accounts. Other types of visualizers will be coming to Google Analytics in the coming few months.”

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"The Visitors Flow view provides a graphical representation of visitors' flow through the site by traffic source (or any other dimensions) so you can see their journey, as well as where they dropped off."

Use LinkedIn Classmates to Expand Your Horizons: This new LinkedIn feature is a “tool for insights and networking for alumni of colleges and universities around the world.”

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"LinkedIn Classmates provides high-level insights about alumni of your school, as well as access to the more detailed professional profiles they've shared."

SlideShare Rolls Out New Private-Sharing Features: SlideShare’s paid Pro accounts now allow you to assign a password to your private presentation, set the password to expire in a specific number of days and hours and schedule a private presentation to change to public at a specific time and date.

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SlideShare Pro allows you to set up passwords for your presentations.

StumbleUpon Reaches 20 Million Members: StumbleUpon’s user base has more than doubled since last year. There are now more than 1,000 stumbles per second at peak times of the day.

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Key milestones along StumbleUpon's path to 20 million users.

Here’s a social media tool worth noting:

Kred: A tool similar to Klout that measures your social influence.

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Kred is a social scoring system to measure your online influence.

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

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