Social Media Tools Streamlined: 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?

HootSuite Enhances Facebook Management: The popular scheduling tool HootSuite now supports Facebook Groups and Events, exclusive search streams, plus photo uploading directly to Facebook. Hootsuite has also enhanced refreshed the process for posting to Pages and Profiles.

Facebook Streamlines the Photo Viewer Tool:  Facebook has made a few changes to their photo viewer, including bigger photos (720 pixels to 960 pixels) that load faster.

new facebook photo viewer

In response to user feedback, the Facebook photo viewer is now set against a white background.

Facebook Ends Facebook Deals After 4 Months: Facebook Deals was launched in a few cities last April. This daily deal product (similar to Groupon) was only available in those cities and has now been discontinued. As Mari Smith notes, this is not the same as Facebook’s Check-In Deals which remain in service.

Blogger Gets a Fresh New Look: Google has refreshed their blogging platform.  Blogger has both a new design and improved functionality.

new blogger design

In the new “Overview” section of your dashboard, you’ll be able to quickly see how people are reacting to your blog.

Here are some social media tools worth noting:

Jig: A new site where you post your needs and get replies from others.


Simply tell others what you need.

Zaarly: An innovative social networking platform.


TweetResponder: This tool allows you to send direct messages on Twitter to multiple followers at once.


You can also schedule up to 10 follow-up messages.

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

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