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?
YouTube Launches Paid Channels: YouTube Paid Channels is “a pilot program for a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube with subscription fees starting at $0.99 per month. Every channel has a 14-day free trial, and many offer discounted yearly rates.” YouTube will be rolling Paid Channels out more broadly in the coming weeks as a self-service feature for qualifying partners.
LinkedIn Today Offers New Channels: LinkedIn Today’s design has changed with the new Channels “to make it easier for you to discover and share professional news and insights. Through Channels, you can follow broader topic areas that cross multiple industries and professional sectors.”
Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:
- What types of Facebook posts do you respond to most?
- How and when do you go self-employed full time?
- Which share buttons do you use for your content?
Klout Announces Preview Release of Klout Experts: Klout Experts will give users a platform to answer questions on their areas of expertise. During this preview period, Klout Experts are available to select users. You can also request early access to Klout Experts by signing up for the waitlist.
LinkedIn Turns Ten: In the ten years since LinkedIn was created, the company has reached 225 million members and is growing at more than two members per second.
SlideShare Celebrates 10 Million Presentation Uploads: More than 10 million presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare.
Some upcoming social media news worth following:
Facebook Rolls Out Video Ads to News Feeds: Adweek reports that Facebook “is launching video ads in a bid to capture some share of TV advertising revenues.”
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