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+ Attracts 10 Million Users in the First 2 Weeks: Google+ is the fastest growing launch of a new social network. Many users are checking out this new platform. Here are some recent updates on Google+:
- Google explains how to upload email addresses to your Google+ account:
- Google asks for you to wait to create your business account on Google+:
And here’s a useful Google+ cheat sheet shared by Simon Laustsen:
Here are a few social media tools worth noting:
SocialBase: This new platform from Oneforty helps solo entrepreneurs, social media teams and agencies organize, manage and scale social tasks in one place. Social Media Examiner readers get 30 days’ free access here.
GoogleCards: This is a WordPress plugin to create a Google+ card in your sidebar.
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.