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 Sponsored Updates: LinkedIn is expanding its “content ecosystem with the launch of Sponsored Updates.” This allows companies “to build relationships by delivering their content into the homepage feed of members beyond those who are following their company.”
SlideShare Introduces New Infographics Player: This new player is specifically for infographics and “optimizes the viewing experience of the increasingly important content type” on SlideShare.
Facebook Launches Photo Comments for Pages: “Now people can leave photo comments on page posts. Page admins can also respond to comments with a photo. This is rolling out gradually and globally.”
Foursquare Expands Ads to More Small Businesses: Foursquare offers “a new way to find great customers—self-serve Foursquare Ads for small businesses. The idea behind these new ads is simple—connect people looking for somewhere to go with businesses that want to drive traffic to their stores.”
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Tumblr Updates Double Dashboard: The new Tumblr Activity page “lets you graph the latest activity on your blog, view your top fans and posts, and see all of your recent notifications.” There is also “a new way to see notes that’s faster (endless scrolling!) and highlights likes/reblogs/replies from people you follow!”
YouTube Gives You a Subscribe Button: You can now embed a Subscribe button on your YouTube channel.
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