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 Integrates With WordPress: WordPress publishers can now “easily integrate Facebook features, such as social publishing and mentions, through the new Facebook for WordPress plugin.” Publishers can use social plugins as WordPress widgets to share the Facebook Activity Feed, Recommendations, Comments Box and Customizable Like, Subscribe and Send buttons.
Twitter Rolls Out Tailored Trends: “In order to show emerging topics that matter more to you,” Twitter is improving their algorithms to “tailor Trends based on your location and who you follow on Twitter.” This new feature will impact how marketers can use Twitter.
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:
- What kind of traffic is Pinterest driving to your site?
- What do you think of the new Facebook integration for WordPress?
- What’s your “feeling” about Facebook?
Experience More Expanded Tweets: “When you expand Tweets containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more.”
Bitly Shares Keyboard Shortcuts: Bitly users can “pick up some speed while performing some of the most common actions” with these shortcuts.
Klout’s iPhone App Gets a Big Update: There are several new features. Users can now enter any Twitter handle and quickly find that user’s Klout score.
Facebook Announces a New Ad Exchange: “Facebook announced a new ‘real-time bidding’ ad exchange system for buying ads on the network.”
Here are some social media tools worth noting:
Konekt.me: An online platform that makes it extremely simple to build and curate a portfolio of your best work online.
Likester: A Facebook advertising tool to help Facebook users, companies and advertisers organize and explore over half a billion Facebook Likes.
Learnist: Essentially Pinterest with a focus on education. All learning boards are created by users and feature educational material.
Chill: A video sharing site that allows you and your friends to watch videos together on your own computers while interacting in real time through Facebook.
LoveIt: A visual sharing space that allows users to share their finished shopping excursion with the public, privately share the deals they got, and collaboratively plan their next shopping trip.
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