Unlimited Pinterest Secret Boards: This Week in Social Media


social media researchWelcome 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?

Pinterest Announces Unlimited Secret Boards: “With unlimited secret boards, there’s no limit to the number of ways for you to plan, contemplate, practice and explore all of the things you want to do.”

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“You can always invite friends to your secret boards so you can hatch plots together in private.”

LinkedIn Introduces All-New People You May Know Page: “The new People You May Know simplifies the experience of growing your network. It does that by bringing all of your pending invitations and suggestions to connect together in one place.”

new people you may know page

“The sleek new design features beautiful cards with larger photos for an easier-to-read, streamlined experience.”

Disqus Adds Featured Comments: This new addition allows moderators “to feature a comment, placing it proudly at the top of the Comments section.”

disqus featured comment

“You can feature any comment within the discussion. When you feature a comment, it will be displayed prominently at the top of the thread.”

Getty Images Introduces Embed Tool: This “new Embed feature makes it easy, legal and free for anybody to share (Getty) images on websites, blogs and social media platforms.”

getty images embed

You can easily share Getty images on blogs and social media.

Evernote Adds Handwriting for Android: You can “easily move from writing to typing to taking photos and back all within a single note.”

Facebook Releases Updates to Paper App: You can now “share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email.”

facebook paper update

“Experience other improvements that make Paper even more reliable and—hopefully—that much more fun to use!”

Google Redesigns Hangouts App: This new version is “fully optimized for the iPad, including picture-in-picture video calling.” And you can “record and send video messages up to 10 seconds long.”

animated stickers google hangout app

You can use “animated stickers that help you share exactly how you’re feeling.”

Facebook Messenger Arrives for Windows Phone: “You can now download Facebook Messenger from the Windows Phone Store.”

facebook messenger windows mobile

“With Facebook Messenger, you will be able to see who’s online for a private or group chat, send a private message and bring messages to life with pictures and stickers.”

Here are a few social media tools worth checking out:

Sharalike: “With an easy-to-use, highly personalized approach to image management, Sharalike users can store, edit, enjoy and share gorgeous slideshows with just a few clicks.”


“A single application for all image/video saving and sharing (instead of the multiple applications you currently need to use!).”

StoryBox: “StoryBox aggregates all forms of earned media—tweets; YouTube videos; posts; Instagram photos and videos; and content created directly through VideoGenie technology—on your site, which is then optimized based on (StoryBox’s) proprietary engagement algorithm.”


“Easily collect new videos and photos from your community as part of your site experience.”

Swiftype: “The easiest way to add great search to your website or mobile application.”


“Powerful features in one simple package.”

Here’s a cool social media marketing ebook:

Other Mentions

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