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?
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.
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.”
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Vizify: A tool for insights into your results on Twitter which gives you an instant infographic based on your Twitter activity.
PROskore: a tool for professionals to measure their reputation.
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.