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 Revamped Insights Tool for Business Pages: Facebook page admins now have a new improved Insights tool for better Facebook marketing.
- Admins can find this new Insights tool in the left navigation sidebar once they opt in.
- A link to the old Insights features is still found in the admin’s right sidebar, but Facebook will begin phasing out this older version of Insights on December 15th.
- Check out Facebook’s tutorial: Learn Page Insights.
Facebook Mixes Sponsored Stories Ads With Content in the Site-Wide Ticker: Facebook’s Sponsored Stories (a type of advertising on Facebook) are now seen in the Facebook Ticker feature which was introduced earlier this year.
Facebook Asks Users to Adopt the Facebook Timeline: Many users are seeing the notification below asking them to get the Facebook Timeline.
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Here are a few social media tools worth noting:
Quipol: An easy-to-use, easy-to-embed polling tool with comments that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Note the handy thumbs up/down function.
StatFly: A social media tool for agencies, small business owners and individual bloggers to easily post and monitor campaigns on Facebook pages, Twitter and (coming soon) Google+. It’s a platform with one-step publishing, a simple interface, bit.ly interactivity, and comprehensive at-a-glance reporting that are useful for strategizing social media efforts.
TweepsMap: A free tool to see where your Twitter followers are located.
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.