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?
Video Now on Instagram: Instagram users now have another way to share stories: video. “When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to 15 seconds of video through the Instagram camera.”
Facebook Allows You to Attach Photos to Comments in Timeline: You can now attach a photo directly when commenting on a post in the Facebook Timeline.
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:
- Will you use hashtags on your Facebook posts?
- What are you doing this week to celebrate National Small Business Week?
- Share your best blog post!
- What do you do to stay fit when you work full-time?
Facebook Updates Page Insights: Facebook is rolling out updates to the Page Insights tool and inviting a select group of Page admins to participate in this preview. “These global changes include improvements to the way Facebook organizes and reports the People Talking About This (PTAT) and Virality metrics.”
Facebook Gives Developers New Open Graph Tags: The new Open Graph tags will “help people follow their favorite media publishers and journalists.”
Facebook Enables Comment Sorting by Recent Activity on Business Pages: Mari Smith notes, “If you have the Replies feature enabled on your fan Page, you can now sort comments by Recent Activity.”
TweetDeck Makes it Easier to Arrange Columns: The popular Twitter management tool has made a few improvements to make it easier to use.
Here’s some interesting social media news worth noting:
Digg Reader to Launch in Public Beta Before Google Reader Closes: This RSS reader will be available by June 26, before Google Reader is scheduled to close on July 1.
Here are a couple of cool social media tools worth checking out:
Snip.ps: a tool to monetize social shares.
Audio Boo: a tool to share your audio seamlessly with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.
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