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 Offers Live VideoYouTube Live allows you to “find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar. Subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners to be notified of upcoming live streams on your customized homepage.”  This beta program offers live streaming to clients “in good standing.”

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Watch live events, concerts and interviews on YouTube Live.

Radian6 Announces New Insights Platform: If your business requirements lead you to one of the larger social media monitoring platforms, check out Radian6 Insights. With this new feature, Radian6 adds a layer of “meaning” to your social data that helps you get the most out of your social media marketing.

Here are a few other social media tools worth a look.

Google +Like By Crossrider: This tool allows you to switch Google’s new “+1” feature into a Facebook “Like” in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers.

Blaving: This is a new social network that “allows you to record and share instant voice messages. Blaving allows you to follow your favorite music bands, shows, celebrities, friends and listen to what they have to say.”

Bambuser: A live mobile video streaming service available for iPhone and Android. Read how this tool was used to document recent protests in Egypt and Bahrain.


Bambuser is partnering with websites and reporters across the web, enabling bloggers to broadcast and share live video with their fans via mobile street teams.

Lanyrd: This social media event directory allows you to “see what your friends are going to or speaking at, find conferences near you or browse conferences by topic.”


Log in with Twitter and check out the social media events of interest to your friends.

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

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  • Blaving….terrible name…awesome service lol

    That should be their tagline, right? Who’s with me? …ok, maybe not 🙂

  • Blaving… I can definately see how we would love to hear our favorite celebs tweet in thier own voices. I wonder how many of them, like us hate the sound of thier own voice?

  • Just want to say thanks again Cindy for this weeks edition of latest social media news. Hope you have an awesome weekend. ~ Juan

  • Hi Cindy, I enquired about the YT livestreaming program for my own content.
    It appears that you are required to be a YT partner to do so and there are many hurdles to cross to do that.

    I have read that they will remove the feature if there are any misdemeanors at all, but the ability to create huge (marketing)traction is a winner in my book.

    It also seems that Google have a CDN(content delivery network) offshoot(Ooyala) which is a paid server.
    That also appeals, as they have set the algorithm to cope with the delivery speeds.(not everyone has 2mb/sec+ download speed)
    There is a lot of hype around HD broadcasting, but I am happy to be able to create a good picture, good sound quality and lastly good content(don’t tell the speaker that though!).

    So I believe we are in interesting times when the traditional networks are shivering in their boots!
    That excites me. Michael

  • Dino, I assumed it was rhyming with “raving”. -Cindy

  • Great point Aaron… I wonder how many people prefer listening to audio snippets rather than reading.

  • You’re welcome Juan Felix! You have a great weekend too 🙂

  • Michael, yes, they’ve just started playing with it. And I agree with you, it’s a step in a direction that could change yet again how we consume media.

  • Adriana Gallegos

    I’m interested in learning more about Radian 6 insights. It’s great to know who are our target audience’s influencers are.

  • Some of the good videos you share this week.

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  • Yeah, some videos are really good 🙂

  • Michael, yes, they’ve just started playing with it. And I agree with
    you, it’s a step in a direction that could change yet again how we
    consume media.