YouTube Enhancements: 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?

YouTube Adds More Communication Features: Recent updates on YouTube include “a new way to promote your Google+ profile on YouTube, more options in the Annotations Editor” and more options to post Channel Bulletins to your Channel Feed.

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Add a Google+ button to your YouTube channel.

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You can now share videos and playlists in your YouTube Channel Feed by posting a Channel Bulletin.

Twitter Updates Mobile Apps for iPhone and Android: Both apps bring back high-demand features, including the swipe shortcut, and they also introduce new design and functionality improvements.

Buffer Adds LinkedIn Functionality: In addition to Twitter and Facebook, you can now share updates to LinkedIn through Buffer.

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Simply add another social account from your Buffer dashboard.

Here are some social media tools worth noting:

Quipol: This little polling app now supports YouTube and Vimeo videos.

Slidemotion VideoExpress : A free Facebook app which allows you to make videos with music from your Facebook photo albums, in three clicks.

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Create your video in three steps.

Constant Contact’s Social Campaigns: A new social media tool to help you get “more likes, more shares and more business.”

Quick Box Social: Allows a novice user to build a Facebook page with no knowledge of HTML or programming. It’s a simple “drag and drop” set of tools to create Facebook Business Pages with “images, text, videos, forms, email capture, Twitter feeds and LinkedIn feeds.”

Cyfe: An all-in-one dashboard that helps you monitor and analyze data scattered across your online services.

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Keep track of all of your dashboards in one place.

Fanmix: A social inbox to “manage all of your social conversations on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, comment threads and everywhere else.”

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Find all of your social conversations in one simple inbox.

Kwanzoo: A multichannel engagement marketing platform.

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Use Kwanzoo for lead generation, lead nurturing and word-of-mouth marketing.

Here’s an interesting infographic:

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue:

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Discover new ways to easily create content for your social media platforms.

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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