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?
Tumblr Improves Blog Optimization Features: After Blogger upgraded their blogging platform thanks to new technology, it’s Tumblr’s turn to improve their blogging platform. Tumblr now makes it easy to customize your Tumblr blog and gives you “themes organized by category, realtime previews, and an advanced code editor.”
Say Hi to Foursquare Radar: As technology improves, Foursquare is able to offer you another interesting feature. “Now, if you follow a list, like the 101 Best Dishes of 2011, Foursquare will let you know when you’re next to one.”
HootSuite Gets More Geolocation Capabilities: The popular social media management dashboard HootSuite acquires Geotoko, a location-based marketing tool. This geo-analytic software “helps businesses market to and understand their audience and customers.”
Facebook for iPad Is Available: Your fans can now visit your Facebook page through this new app.
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Chikita Stats Show Significant Drop in Google+ Traffic: Note the 60% drop in traffic Chikita shows after the launch period of Google+.
Kickstarters Reaches Milestone of One Million Backers: As the online crowdfunding service Kickstarter grows, so does the number of “plays, comics, albums, books, video games, urban farms, documentaries, exhibits, performances, and thousands more creative works [that] find funding to exist.”
Get More Out of YouTube Through Your Google Account: Gmail users can now log into YouTube with their Google account.
Here’s a cool social media infographic worth noting.
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