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?
Instagram Announces Web Profiles: The popular mobile app Instagram now has web-based profiles. “Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you share on Instagram. In addition, you can follow users, comment and like photos and edit your profile easily and directly from the web.”
Pinterest Rolls Out Secret Boards: Pinterest is rolling out a test that enables anyone to create three secret boards. “You can use secret boards to keep track of holiday gifts, plan a special event or work on a project you aren’t yet ready to share with the rest of the world.”
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:
- How much exactly do Facebook ads cost?
- Check out the latest blog review: The Real Supermum
- Get your “in real life” networking question answered with Ambassador Mike Bruny
Foursquare Explore Locations Get Scores: “Now when you search for somewhere to go in Explore, you’ll see a score from 1 to 10 next to the name of a place.”
Foursquare Check-Ins Extend Their Reach: “You can now mention Facebook friends who aren’t on Foursquare in your check-ins.”
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Google+ Rolls Out New Community Controls: You now have “more options when reporting bad posts, comments, profiles or photos.” And there are more control options in Google+ Hangouts.
Twitter Offers More Transparency in Processing Copyright Reports: Twitter has improved its copyright policy on responding to copyright infringement.
— Jeremy K. (@jer) November 3, 2012
Facebook Updates iOS App With Gifts: “Users in the U.S. who already have access to Facebook Gifts will now be able to browse and send gifts to friends either by visiting a friend’s profile or the Events section of the app.”
Tumblr Releases New iPhone App: This new iPhone app is faster and has a more responsive Tumblr Dashboard.
Here’s an interesting tool worth noting:
CheckinSave: A social commerce app that allows you to check in via all of your favorite social networks at once, and earn points for doing so.
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