Social Media Monitoring Tools: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

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?

Oneforty and KISSmetrics Publish Cool Infographic on Social Media Monitoring: Their infographic is based on a survey of 150 social media professionals. It provides a list of popular social media monitoring tools and insights into how marketers use them.  Check out the useful data below.

social media monitoring

Mashable Follow “Changes The Way You Stay In The Know”: Mashable’s new Follow feature makes it easy to stay up to date on the subjects of interest to you and reinvents how you share content. Be sure to check out how this new tool allows Mashable to strengthen their community.

Foursquare Adds Friends’ Photos Feature: You can now see the photos your friends share on Foursquare when you all check into the same place. Location marketing is becoming more social.


This new feature "works wonderfully for parties, elaborate brunches, and things like concerts and is an easy way to share photos."

Facebook Expands Social Reporting Tools: Facebook’s social reporting tools have been around for a while, but they have now expanded to more sections. You can now find them on Profiles, Pages and Groups.  The means the “marketers” using borderline tagging tactics can now easily be called out as spammers.

facebook photos

Facebook users now have more options to respond to being tagged in unwanted photos.

Google Lets Americans Edit Information on Google Map Maker: This service used to only be available outside of the U.S., but Google now lets Americans update and add to the information currently in their Google Map system.  This is a way of crowdsourcing improvements to their data which impacts other Google tools.

With the rise of location marketing, you might want to check out the information for your local businesses and update it if needed.

Here’s another social media tool worth a look.

Bobsled Allows Free Voice Calls on Facebook: Facebook users can download T-Mobile’s new Bobsled application and use it to call friends while on Facebook.


Use Bobsled for free voice calls or leave both public and private messages for your friends on Facebook.

And don’t miss this:

Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Success Summit 2011: Check out the largest online social media conference! Help your business grow with social media.

What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

Get Social Media Examiner’s Future Articles in Your Inbox!

Join 450,000+ of your peers! Get our latest articles delivered to your email inbox and get the FREE Social Media Marketing Industry Report (49 pages, 77 charts)!