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 Introduces One-Click Endorsements: On LinkedIn, “you can now endorse your connections for a skill they’ve listed on their profile or recommend one they haven’t added yet.” Endorsements launches in English across the United States, India, New Zealand and Australia and will roll out to all languages and all members over the next few weeks.
Get Email Notifications From Twitter Suggesting People You May Know: You can now have Twitter send you weekly emails with suggestions of people you may know. Choose whether to receive new messages from Twitter in your email notification settings.
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:
- Facebook guest expert Ben Pickering discusses Facebook contests
- The Skinny Black Dress blog review
- Social media and your mobile phone
Dropbox Comes to Facebook Groups: You can now share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups.
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Foursquare Gets New Notification Settings: With Foursquare’s new notification settings, you can “keep up with close friends no matter how far they roam.”
Gmail Gets Interactive Email Notifications for Google+: The new interactive Google+ Events invitations in Gmail allow you to RSVP, invite and comment from your inbox.
YouTube Makes it Easy to Translate Video Captions Into 300 Languages: “By providing translated captions, you’ll not only make your video globally accessible, but also improve discoverability in other languages.”
Some upcoming news to follow:
Google May Be Shutting Down Feedburner‘s API: Many blogs rely on Feedburner to manage RSS feeds. “The future of the service remains unsure and a service shutdown is not out of the equation.”
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