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 Introduces Gift Cards: Facebook Card gifts are rolling out gradually in the U.S. You’ll be able to give your friends “gifts to Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, Sephora and Target all on one reusable gift card from Facebook.” After you select a gift for a friend on Facebook and complete your purchase, your friend will be notified immediately and will then receive the Facebook Card in the mail.
Twitter Enhances Photo and Video Viewing: Twitter’s latest enhancements “make it easier to view photos and videos on Twitter — in particular, on profiles and in search results.” And tweet pages now let you see more of the conversation related to a tweet.
Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:
- Share examples of great Facebook cover photos.
- How much time should social media take?
- What Facebook marketing questions do you have for Amy Porterfield?
Twitter Releases Second Transparency Report: This report provides data detailing the volume of government requests Twitter receives for “user information, government requests to withhold content and Digital Millennium Copyright Act–related complaints from copyright holders.”
LinkedIn Introduces New Ways to Find Content From Influencers: There are now 220 voices in LinkedIn’s Influencers program. And you now have more ways to find and access their content, thanks to enhanced search filters, through new content discover modules and on the Influencer profiles.
Facebook Updates iOS App With Voice Messaging and Video Recording: With the latest update for the Facebook app for iOS, users now have voice messaging and video recording functions.
Foursquare for Business App Rolls Out: With the new Foursquare for Business companion app, “managers can create a Foursquare update and easily cross-post it to Facebook and Twitter at the same time.”
Here’s more news you might want to follow:
Pinterest Tests a New Look: Pinterest will soon be “testing an update to Pinterest.com with a small group of people.”
Facebook Answers Privacy Questions on Graph Search: After the release of the new beta product Graph Search, Facebook published the video below. This is a useful review on how to control your privacy settings on Facebook.
And don’t miss this:
Social Media Marketing World is Social Media Examiner’s latest mega-conference—taking place at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California on April 7-9, 2013.
As you’d expect, Social Media Examiner recruited the biggest and best names in the world of social media marketing for this conference. Only the best for you! Be sure to check it out.
Watch this video to get a quick overview of Social Media Marketing World.
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