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?
LinkedIn Platform Further Enables Professional Content Sharing: LinkedIn has worked closely with developers to improve the signup with LinkedIn experience and make it easier to share content on LinkedIn.
Social Media Marketing Podcast: We're thrilled to announce Social Media Examiner's new show: Social Media Marketing with Michael Stelzner. The show is designed to help busy marketers thrive with social media marketing tips and success stories.
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:
- Are you using social media to market and build passive income streams?
- How do you get “real” readers versus just fellow bloggers to your blog?
- How do you increase fan engagement on your Facebook page?
Pinterest Announces Open Registration: “For those of you who haven’t joined Pinterest yet, this means you can sign up without waiting for an invite. All you have to do is go to Pinterest.com to get started.”
Foursquare's Nearby Friends Feature Is Back: Foursquare is “bringing back the ability to switch between nearby check-ins and all activity” so you can choose to keep up with your friends or find out what's going on in your city.
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Facebook Introduces New Mobile Ads for Apps: Facebook is beginning to test a new way for mobile app developers to grow their business with an ad unit that helps them reach and reengage their users.
Google Video for Business Closes Along With Other Google Products: Google is shutting down a few more products including Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen and Google Video for Business. The videos hosted on Google Video for Business will migrate to Google Drive.
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