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?
Google Offers Arrives in Five More Cities: Google Offers is now in beta in Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle. This is in addition to Portland, the Bay Area and New York City, which launched this summer. Find out about Offers here.
Facebook Doubles First-Half Revenue: “Facebook’s revenue doubled to $1.6 billion in 2011’s first half, a source with knowledge of its financials told Reuters, underscoring its appeal to advertisers while it grapples with intensifying competition from the likes of Google Inc.” – Reuters.
LinkedIn Profiles Now Include Volunteer Experience & Causes: In the new “Volunteer Experience & Causes” field, LinkedIn members can add volunteer positions, causes they care about and organizations they support.
100 Million People Have Klout: Klout reaches a milestone in providing Klout scores for over 100 million people. “There are 100 million voices effectively leveraging the social web to share their opinions, hopes and dreams and shaping the decisions of the billions of people now listening to them.”
WordPress.com Revamps Comments Section: A new Stats Comments panel is now available for all WordPress.com blogs. There are also two new apps available: Feedfabrik and Empire Avenue. Find out more about the apps here.
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.