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 Launches Video Calling Feature: Facebook and Skype have teamed up to provide video calling capabilities fully embedded inside the Facebook platform. Click here for a tutorial. Also, Facebook also announced they now have 750 million active users.
Google+ Closes All Private Profiles on July 31: No private profiles are allowed on the new Google+ platform. The only required information is your full name and gender, but all profiles must be public.
Foursquare Adds a Notification Tray: You can now keep track of what’s happening on Foursquare with the new notification tray.
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Buffer Adds New Buffering Patterns: You can now create different tweet patterns for weekdays and weekends.
Twitter Reaches 200 Million Tweets Per Day: As Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone of 750 million users on Facebook, Twitter announces their milestone of 200 million tweets per day. “For perspective, every day, the world writes the equivalent of a 10 million–page book in tweets or 8,163 copies of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Reading this much text would take more than 31 years and stacking this many copies of War and Peace would reach the height of about 1,470 feet, nearly the ground-to-roof height of Taiwan’s Taipei 101, the second-tallest building in the world.”
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