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 Offers Live Video: YouTube Live allows you to “find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar. Subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners to be notified of upcoming live streams on your customized homepage.” This beta program offers live streaming to clients “in good standing.”
Radian6 Announces New Insights Platform: If your business requirements lead you to one of the larger social media monitoring platforms, check out Radian6 Insights. With this new feature, Radian6 adds a layer of “meaning” to your social data that helps you get the most out of your social media marketing.
Here are a few other social media tools worth a look.
Google +Like By Crossrider: This tool allows you to switch Google’s new “+1” feature into a Facebook “Like” in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers.
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Blaving: This is a new social network that “allows you to record and share instant voice messages. Blaving allows you to follow your favorite music bands, shows, celebrities, friends and listen to what they have to say.”
Bambuser: A live mobile video streaming service available for iPhone and Android. Read how this tool was used to document recent protests in Egypt and Bahrain.
Lanyrd: This social media event directory allows you to “see what your friends are going to or speaking at, find conferences near you or browse conferences by topic.”
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.