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?

With UberConference You Can Dial Into Google Hangouts: With the UberConference app, you can now call into Google hangouts from your phone.

Tumblr Adds Support for SSL: “You can now take extra precaution against hackers and snoops by enabling SSL security on your Tumblr dashboard. Just head over to your Account Settings and flip the switch.”

tumblr security

“It doesn’t change anything about the dashboard; it just encrypts your connection to it.”

Path Adds Video to Android: “You’ll be able to share up to 30 seconds of video with the people you care about.”

path video android

“To capture a video, open the Path camera and hold down on the camera button.”

Here’s some other social media news worth following:

Twitter Introduces Data Grants: This is a pilot project in which Twitter will give a handful of research institutions access to their public and historical data.

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

Instaradio: An Android app that is a “new way to share your voice and the sounds around you.”

instaradio android

“Broadcast audio to anyone, listen to the people you care about, be featured in the Editor’s Picks and connect with your friends’ microphones.”

Peek Calendar: A tool that “cuts away the overwhelming features of mobile calendars.”

peek calendar app

“It redefines an on-the-go experience for people to use when they need it, so that they are not consumed by its entirety and benefit from its existence.”

Fuzel: A tool that allows you to create photo and animated collages on your iPhone.

fuzel animation

“Create fun collages with Fuzel’s creative tools.”

Other Mentions

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  • Excellent roundup Cindy. The Uberconference Google+ dialin feature will help increase the utility of hangouts, especially when a presenter or participant is experiencing audio difficulties. Anyone who has participated in several hangouts has been there or has seen someone that’s been there before. Uberconference, where old-school meets the new kids 🙂

  • Great summary, especially for those who think of Social Media as Facebook and Twitter only. Regarding Tumblr SSL ads…. it was about time! Thank you for bringing the good news to us Cindy 🙂

  • Does it work for iPhone? I’m struggling to have it running…

  • Vivek G Maudgalya

    Thanks for the update. Its good one as usual. Should try new tools like Fuzel. Will share the input as soon as I use them.

  • Hi Antonio, it’s currently only for Androis, but coming to iOS soon:

  • Hi Antonio. I put on my marketing executive hat and choose the news that marketers need to know to do their jobs. There are weeks with more or less news 🙂

  • Hi Rick, the Uberconference app does look useful for sure.

  • Madhava Verma Dantuluri

    Good one.

  • I have tried Uberconference app tiwce during a live google hangout on air and it won’t dial in. I can’t connect. Maybe it doesn’t work with google hangouts LIVE on air. Has anyone else had this issue?