LinkedIn Mentions, This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome 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 Mentions: LinkedIn adds “a new way for you to engage with your network through the ability to mention your connections and companies in conversations on LinkedIn.”

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"In addition to first-degree connections, you can also mention other LinkedIn members engaged in conversations in the comment sections of posts on the LinkedIn Homepage."

Twitter Adds Mobile App Deep-linking and New Cards: Twitter announces new features for developers, including “mobile app deep-linking in Cards—a new feature that closes the loop between content creation, content discovery and app downloads.” And there are also new types of Twitter Cards. Read more about what this means for mobile apps here.

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"With mobile app deep-linking, users will be able to tap a link to either view content directly in your app, or download your app, depending on whether they have your app installed."

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:

Twitter Relaunches Twitter for Business: Twitter has redesigned their go-to resource for businesses:

Klout Adds Bing and Instagram: You can now connect your Klout account to Bing. And all your Instagram activities will be part of your Klout score, and your most popular photos will appear in your Klout Moments.

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"Bing is now displaying Klout scores for high-profile professionals and socially active influencers right in Bing search results."

Vine Enables Web Embeds: You can embed Vine posts in two different styles and create them “from a post’s page on, or by using the latest version of our mobile app.”

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This update makes it easy for you to display your Vine videos almost anywhere.

Here’s a cool tool worth noting:

Bizzabo: a free a networking app for events and conferences to help professionals discover new business opportunities, while enabling event organizers to promote their event and engage directly with their attendees.

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