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 Visual Profiles: “For the first time, you will now have the ability to showcase your unique professional story using rich, visual content on your LinkedIn profile. This means you can illustrate your greatest achievements in the form of stunning images, compelling videos, innovative presentations and more.” This new feature is rolling out now to LinkedIn members in English-speaking countries.
Pinterest Improves New Look: Pinterest adopted a new look in March, and has now added a few more features, thanks to feedback from users. These new features include See It Now, Pinned From, Mentions and Find Friends. “You can see which of your Facebook and Twitter friends are on Pinterest.”
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:
- Do you pay attention to grammar and spelling on Facebook Pages?
- Do you use any “lesser-known” social media platforms?
- Do you blog for yourself or for others?
Google+ Sign-In Brings App Activities to Google Search: “Soon, if you search for a site or app on Google.com (and that app has integrated with Google+ Sign-In app activities), you’ll see popular and aggregate user activity to the right of search results.”
Vine Gets an Update: The new Vine app has a few new features. “You can now shoot with the front-facing camera” and “switch back and forth between the regular and front-facing camera as many times as you want.” And Vine now supports mentions.
Interesting social media news to follow:
About 30% of Facebook’s Advertising Revenue Comes From Mobile: Facebook posted its first-quarter 2013 earnings and this shows that mobile advertising on Facebook has increased.
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