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 New Look for Groups: LinkedIn brings “a new streamlined look that will give group managers and group members the ability to customize and visually differentiate their conversation space.”
Facebook Updates Mobile Login: “With this new update, mobile apps using Facebook Login must now separately ask you for permission to post back to Facebook.”
Twitter Announces Related Headlines: “You will see a new ‘Related headlines’ section on tweets that have been embedded on websites. This section, which you can view from the tweet’s permalink page, lists and links to websites where the tweet was embedded, making it easier to discover stories that provide more context.”
Google+ Adds Embedded Translation: “Whenever there’s a public post or comment that isn’t in your language, you’ll now see a ‘Translate’ link underneath the text.”
Tumblr Updates Dashboard Share Menu: Tumblr adds Facebook and Twitter to the Dashboard share menu.
Facebook Partners With Shutterstock: Facebook makes it “easier for businesses to integrate beautiful photography into their Facebook ads.”
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Google Introduces Tag Manager for Mobile Apps: “With Google Tag Manager for Mobile Apps, you instrument your app once and from then on, you can change configurations and add analytics, remarketing and conversion tracking later–without updating your app.”
Here are a few more social media updates worth noting:
Facebook Rolls Out Embedded Posts to Everyone: Facebook Embedded Posts began rolling out last month and are now available to all with several enhancements based on feedback from their launch partners.
LinkedIn Announces University Pages: LinkedIn’s strategy is “to help students at every critical milestone from campus to fulfilling, successful careers.”
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Swipp Surveys: A tool to create surveys that are fun to make and fun to take. Create once, and share anywhere–via your website, emails, social networks and even text messages.
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