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 Announces Tight Integration of 60 Apps to Timeline, More on the Way: Facebook now allows developers a tighter integration with Facebook’s Timeline. “More than 60 apps are immediately going live, including such favorites as Pinterest, eBay, Foodspotting, Airbnb and Foursquare.”
Web Goes on Strike to Protest SOPA: Last Wednesday, many websites maintained a blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill currently in the U.S. congress. You can find out more about SOPA in the infographic and video below.
Foursquare’s Explore Feature Now on the Web: Explore helps you find interesting things nearby and your check-ins allow Foursquare to personalize recommendations for you.
Here are a few more interesting infographics:
Social Login and Social Plugins Increase Page Views: Gigya analyzed their data from 2011 to measure how their technology impacted their clients and they share the results in the infographic below.
LinkedIn’s CardMunch App Reaches Two Million Cards: CardMunch is simple: “a quick camera capture of any business card using an iPhone enables professionals to digitize their collection of business cards, but more importantly get access to richer information about the person behind the card via their LinkedIn profile.”
HootSuite Reaches Three Million Users: This popular social media dashboard continues to grow, adding a million users in the last six months.
And don’t miss this:
Social Media Examiner presents Small Business Success Summit 2011! (online conference starts in February)
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.