Instagram Expands to Desktops: 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?

Instagram Feed for PCs: Instagram has gone beyond its mobile-only interface and now allows you to browse Instagram feeds from the desktop – just like you do on your mobile device. Go to and log into your account to give it a try.

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"Your Instagram feed on the web functions much like it does on your mobile phone. You can browse through the latest photos of people whom you follow with updates as people post new photos."

Tumblr Tests Real-Time Notifications: Tumblr is “testing real-time notifications from people you follow.” This is similar to the Facebook Ticker.

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Tumblr users can toggle notifications on the Tumblr Settings page.


Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

Pinterest Rolls Out Latest iPhone and iPad App Version: This version provides some features to make it easier to manage your pins, such as editing pins and deleting comments.

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"You can now update the pin description, change the board location and delete the pin on the new Pinterest iPhone and iPad apps."

Twitter Updates Android and iOS Apps: “This release provides a single stream of content in each tab, so you can better find what’s most important to you when you’re on the go.”

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These Twitter app updates provide search results with "the most relevant mix of tweets, photos and accounts, all in one stream."

LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Members: Check out this infographic to learn more about the people on LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn reaches the 200 million–member milestone.

Here’s more news you might want to follow:

Technorati Releases 2013 Digital Influence Report: Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report replaces their historical State of the Blogosphere and expands the concept to all things social.

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Check out this new Technorati report for "valuable insights culled from surveys that included over 6,000 influencers, 1,200 consumers and 150 top brand marketers."

Twitter Acquires Leading Social TV Analytics Company: Twitter acquires Bluefin Labs, a leading social TV analytics company that provides data products to brand advertisers, agencies and TV networks.”

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This acquisition reflects Twitter's commitment to the social TV market, and builds on their "exclusive partnership with Nielsen announced in December to develop the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating, the centerpiece of social TV measurement based on Nielsen's SocialGuide platform."

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