Welcome 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?
Facebook Ads Get New Formats: Facebook advertisers now have more options in ad sizes to choose from to best suit their needs. “The changes mostly impact page post link ads, page like ads, offers ads and event ads, because these ad formats weren't originally designed to work across all placements on Facebook.”
Google+ Introduces Embedded Posts: After embeddable tweets, Pinterest posts and Facebook updates, you can now also embed your Google+ posts onto your website. “Text, photo and media posts are all supported, and the embeds are fully interactive, so visitors can +1, comment and follow you inline.”
Google Integrates Google+ Sign-In With Author Attribution: This is currently only being piloted on WordPress.com (not for self-hosted WordPress.org blogs) and Typepad. “So if you connect your WordPress.com account with Google, for instance, the articles you publish will now be associated with your Google+ profile automatically.”
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Facebook Announces New Tools for Surfacing Conversations: “Selected news organizations can begin to integrate Facebook conversations into their broadcasts or coverage by displaying public posts of real-time activity about any given topic.”
Foursquare Lets You Search Menus: Foursquare expands Explore search to include full menus. “Type in the dish you're looking for” and Foursquare will scour their “menu database of over 43 million menu items from over half a million places to find exactly what you're looking for.”
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