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?
Facebook Introduces New Like and Share Buttons: Facebook has “a new design for both Like and Share to help people share more great content across the web. If you are currently using the old Like button, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of their rollout.”
YouTube Starts New Comments Powered by Google+: Now “when you’re watching a video on YouTube, you’ll see comments sorted by people you care about first. If you post videos on your channel, you also have more tools to moderate welcome and unwelcome conversations.”
Google+ Rolls Out Restricted Communities: Google+ is “adding an extra layer of security by rolling out restricted communities that only users in your organization can join.”
Groupon Launches Redesigned Website: The “new site and mobile app make it easier and more rewarding for customers to check Groupon first when they want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.”
Google Introduces Helpouts: “A new way to get and give help over live video.” The goal is simple: to help people help each other. With helpouts, you can choose whom you get help from based on qualifications, availability, price, ratings and reviews. You can connect instantly or book in advance.
Tumblr Announces Android Updates: You can now create Photosets and GIFs that play automatically in your dashboard.
Weekly Marketing Tip
Here we bring you weekly marketing tips from Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner:
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