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 Socializes Search Results With +1: “Plus one” is digital shorthand for “this is pretty cool” and it’s Google’s version of the Facebook Like button. “To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1’s will then start appearing in Google’s search results.” To try out this new feature, you need to have a Google profile and visit the Google Labs site to opt in to the +1 program.
Twitter’s New Web Intents Creates Interactive Tweets on Your Website: Twitter’s new Web Intents feature now makes it possible to have interactive tweets directly on your website or blog.
Facebook Allows Personal Profiles to Be Converted Into Business Pages: This new migration option will interest some small businesses, but stay tuned for more advice on whether this is the right thing for you to do.
Flickr Updates Share Functionality: Flickr makes it easier to share your photos to multiple social platforms.
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WordPress Blogs Look Cool on iPads: WordPress and Onswipe collaborated to give all of WordPress.com blogs an iPad-optimized browsing experience. There are sure to be more designs and cool functionality for other mobile devices in the future.
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