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?
Facebook Updates Timeline: This new Timeline update provides “better ways for apps to appear on Timeline, improved controls for users and streamlined tools for setting up Open Graph.”
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:
- Have you been doing Facebook advertising lately?
- How do you handle negative comments?
- Google Reader is shutting down July 1. What’s your favorite alternative?
Google Closes Google Reader on July 1: If you currently use Google Reader, check out these other RSS subscription services. “Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.”
Twitter Supports Line Breaks in Tweets: Twitter.com and the official Twitter app now allow you to spread out your message across with different lines of text, within the 140-character limit.
— Twitter for News (@TwitterForNews) March 13, 2013
Vimeo Introduces On Demand Functionality: Vimeo On Demand is ”a totally open platform that enables you to sell your work directly to your audience.” This service is for Vimeo PRO members and there’s a 90/10 revenue split, customizable design and lots of flexibility and control.
Twitter Revamps Ad Center: This update “improves campaign reporting, provides more visibility into campaign performance, analytics and spend and also makes it easier to manage campaigns in real time.”
Here are some interesting updates to follow:
More Languages Are Available in Your Twitter Archive: Check out the new languages available for Twitter archives.
Your Twitter Archive is now available in: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish.
— Twitter (@twitter) March 11, 2013
Here’s an interesting social media tool to note:
Mention: A tool to “create alerts for your brand, your industry, your company, your name or your competitors and be informed in real time about any mentions on the web and social web.”
And don’t miss this:
Social Media Marketing World is Social Media Examiner’s latest mega-conference—taking place at the waterfront San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California on April 7-9, 2013.
As you’d expect, Social Media Examiner recruited the biggest and best names in the world of social media marketing for this conference. Only the best for you! Be sure to check it out.
Watch this video to get a quick overview of Social Media Marketing World.
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