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?
Twitter.com Enhancements: Twitter is rolling out a new interface when accessing your accounts on Twitter.com. The old @Mention tab is replaced with two new tabs: an “@Username” tab and an “Activity” tab. Similar to Google+, this shows you new people who have followed you and new activity of people in your network.
Twitter Makes it Easy to Share Pictures: You can now upload images 3MB or smaller directly from your Twitter account.
Twitter Reveals the Official Name of the Twitter Bird: You can call him Larry.
LinkedIn Helps You Improve Your Profile: When you edit your profile on LinkedIn now, you’ll see an “Improve Your Profile” button with tips on how to get more visibility on LinkedIn.
Klout Adds 5 More Networks: You can now connect Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram and Last.fm to your Klout account to track your social influence.
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Here are a couple of social media tools worth noting:
Twitgram: Delivers your private messages to anyone on Twitter.
WhoReTweetedMe: This new tool from HubSpot enables you to analyze your website and gives you some interesting statistics including your 20 most influential tweeters with a link to thank them with a tweet.
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.