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?
Pinterest Gets A New Look: Pinterest has added “a few new things to the close-up view of pins to help you discover things you love that you might not have known about otherwise.”
Facebook Rolls Out Lookalike Audiences For Advertisers: Facebook announced “the global rollout of lookalike audiences, a targeting feature that helps advertisers reach new customers and grow their businesses.”
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:
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- What's your favorite alternative to Google Reader (shutting down July 1st)?
Klout Opens For Business(es): “Initially, Klout for Business will give businesses a complimentary set of analytics with pointed insights into how and where influencers are engaging with their brands in social media.”
Google+ Introduces The Hangout Capture App: The new Hangouts Capture app allows you to take pictures of your Hangouts-in-progress with a single click. It will soon be available worldwide.
Small Business Twitter Advertisers Get More Tools: Twitter's self-service advertisers now have access to more robust targeting tools, as well as a pathway to all the bells and whistles of Twitter's advanced interface.
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Quora: Quora's new search experience is more comprehensive with full-text and keyword-based search. You no longer have to navigate to individual pages one by one as you search through all of Quora's content.
Google Launches Google Keep: “With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.” Read more here.
Amazon Launches Send To Kindle Button: The “Send to Kindle Button” is “a convenient new way to send content directly from a website to your Kindle. Customers can check out the Send to Kindle Button today on The Washington Post, TIME, and the popular blog Boing Boing.”
Twitter Celebrates #Twitter7: Twitter celebrates its seventh birthday with “well over 200 million active users creating over 400 million Tweets each day.”
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YouTube Hits a Billion Monthly Users: YouTube reaches a new milestone with more than a billion unique users every month. In addition, “all of the Ad Age Top 100 brands are now running campaigns on YouTube.”
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Facebook Plans To Roll Out A New Commenting System: According to Inside Facebook, Facebook Business Pages with more than 10,000 fans will soon have the option to have threaded and ranked comments.
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