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 Introduces Real-Time Notifications: “When you’re logged in on twitter.com, you will receive notifications if someone has replied, favorited or retweeted one of your tweets.”
Facebook Cleans Up News Feed Spam: A series of improvements has been made to the news feed to reduce stories that people believe are spammy and they don’t want to see.
Pinterest Redesigns Help Center: “You can quickly find whatever you need to know, whether you’re on the couch with your laptop or out and about on your phone.”
SlideShare Adds Ability to Swipe Through Slides on Mobile: “When visiting SlideShare from your phone or tablet, you can now swipe through a presentation or document in both landscape and portrait mode.”
LinkedIn Introduces New SlideShare Android App: The new app “brings you relevant, interesting and personalized content that looks great and is easy to read on your phone.”
Facebook Adds Language Preferences for Hispanic Targeted Ads: Facebook makes ”it easier for advertisers with Hispanic marketing efforts in the U.S. to deliver more relevant messages in the languages that matter to their audiences.”
SlideShare Develops Desktop Mobile Preview: You can now see “a preview of what your SlideShares will look like on any mobile device.”
Union Metrics Rolls Out Instagram Engagement Analytics: “Analyze the conversations, accounts and hashtags that matter to you with [Union Metrics’] new Instagram engagement analytics for brands.”
UberConference Adds Screen Sharing: “Facilitating a screen share is as easy as clicking the Share Your Screen button in the bottom-left corner of the UberConference dashboard in Google Chrome.”
Here’s more interesting news to follow:
Twitter Announces Mobile App Promotion Suite: Twitter has “developed a full suite of targeting, creative and measurement tools to enable Twitter advertisers to effectively promote their mobile apps.”
Twitter Introduces Twitter Publisher Network: “Advertisers can now set up campaigns directly on ads.twitter.com to run across the Twitter Publisher Network, which is comprised of the thousands of apps and over 1 billion monthly devices the MoPub mobile advertising exchange reaches.”
Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:
Respondly: A tool that is ”real-time and collaborative, allowing everyone on your team to effortlessly engage with customers over Twitter and email.”
OwnTheMoment: This tool helps you to “plan to tweet around key events.”
Union: With this new app, you can “combine your photos in unique and creative ways.”
Frontback: A fun new camera app, which is now available for Android.
What do you think? Please share your comments below.