Facebook Poke For Mobile, This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome 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 Poke For Mobile: Facebook Poke is “an iPhone app that makes it fun and easy to say hello to friends wherever you are.”

facebook poke

The poke feature, part of Facebook since 2004, is now available on mobile.

Google+ Capabilities Come To Blogger: “Now you can add a link to a Google+ profile or page when you want to mention someone in a post” on the blogging platform Blogger.”

google+ integration with blogger

"To mention someone, just type “+” before their name while you’re using the Blogger post editor."

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:

Instagram Now In 25 Languages: Instagram has new and improved translations for 25 languages. “You can now navigate Instagram in your native language—on both mobile devices and the web—making it easier for anyone around the world to sign up for an account.”


Tumblr iPad App Arrives: Tumblr users can now use the new iPad app.

tumblr ipad

Check out the new Tumblr iPad app.

Facebook Rolls Out Drag And Drop Photo Capabilities: Facebook has begun rolling out an update to the publisher box where users can make status updates and share photos. Now users can drag and drop image files into the box to quickly share one or more photos from their News Feed or Timeline.”

Here’s up-coming news to follow:

Facebook Testing Single Column Timeline Column: “Facebook began testing a new Timeline layout with a single column of posts.”

facebook single column

Click through to see what changes.

Quora To Expand Beyond Q&A Forms Of Content: “Today Quora is largely questions and answers, but that is not the ideal format for all knowledge. Other formats will gradually be added as we scale up.”

Here’s a social media tool worth noting:

Snapchat: A real-time picture chatting iPhone app offering similar functions to Facebook Poke.


Snapchat is a new way to share photos with friends and family.

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