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?
Infographic on Social Media Salaries: Interested in finding out how much social media professionals earn? Click on this infographic by the 2.0 Adoption Council to discover salary averages for director level social media positions.
LinkedIn Goes Public: LinkedIn started trading at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this week and announced an initial public offering of 7,840,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $45.00 per share.
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SocialOomph Adds Tweet Via Email Feature: Businesses with a SocialOomph Professional account may find this new feature useful as it allows you to send emails to generate social updates.
Facebook Introduces New Login Approvals: This new login approval feature is optional. It enhances security with “a Two Factor Authentication system that requires you to enter a code” which Facebook “sends to your mobile phone via text message whenever you log into Facebook from a new or unrecognized computer”.
Here are a few social media tools worth a look.
Vrank: A free tool to grade brands with a series of web indicators (web mentions, SEO performance, social media activity).
Amazigg: A mashup service providing a mix of Amazon.com and Digg.com data (and not connected with either of those companies). Amazigg lists products from the Amazon store which are submitted to the social bookmarking service Digg. Although this book selection is driven by Digg’s social community it’s a concept marketers may be interested to note.
Likester: A Facebook application to discover what people like.
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.