Google+ Adds New Features: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

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?

Google+ Introduces New Features: Check out what’s new on Google+:

  • What’s Hot: this allows you to easily find interesting and unexpected content.

  • Google+ Ripples: this is a new visualization tool for public shares and comments. See how Google+ updates get shared below.
  • Google+ Creative Kit: you can now have more fun editing your photos. See how here:

Google Launches GoMo: This new Google initiative helps businesses create a mobile-friendly site.

Google Apps Turns on Google+ for Organizations: Google Apps users can now turn on Google+ for their organization.

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Google Apps users will also have the option to share with everyone in their organization, even if those people are not in their circles.

Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Launches to Public: Unthink “is an all-in-one social media platform that enables you to connect with the world around you and collaborate with others to bring the change you want to see in the world.”


Unthink is "a community with a shared way of thinking."

Here are a couple of social media tools worth noting:

Vizify: A tool for insights into your results on Twitter which gives you an instant infographic based on your Twitter activity.


Discover your top Twitter content, keenest followers, geographic influence and more.

PROskore: a tool for professionals to measure their reputation.


Check out this new measuring tool.

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