By Cindy King
Published November 17, 2012
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?
Pinterest Rolls Out Business Accounts: Pinterest now offers a set of free tools and resources for businesses. There are new terms of service for businesses. To set up your Pinterest business account, go here.
You can now use Pinterest for business.
LinkedIn Enables Profile Editing on Mobile: LinkedIn makes it possible for mobile professionals to edit their profiles on the go. ”Now you can update your profile with a new headline, add recent skills or add a new position so your professional identity is always up to date.”
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:
- How much promotion is too much?
- Share your best blog post this week.
- What do you think of Facebook’s Promoted Posts?
YouTube Makes it Easier to Watch Videos on TV: There’s a YouTube app update for Android and Google TV that “automatically pairs your devices on the same WiFi. Just find a video on your YouTube app for Android—like the latest video from GoPro or H+ The Digital Series—click the TV icon that appears and the video will play instantly on your Google TV.”
This new YouTube on TV feature is "like a remote control—you can pause, scroll or skip to the next video with your mobile device as it plays on your TV."
Facebook Launches Social Jobs Partnership Application: The Social Jobs Partnership (SJP) unveiled a Facebook app to ”make it easier for people on Facebook to find and share employment opportunities.”
"The new SJP app is a central location where recruiters can share open positions with the Facebook community sorted by industry, location and skills."
Here’s upcoming news to watch:
Facebook Now Testing “Ranked Comments” on Business Pages: Currently only a few people have this feature. “Ranked Comments” means that the comments with the most engagement will float to the top.
Facebook Adds Sources of Friendship Under Users’ Friends Tab: You can expect to see “more information under the Friends tab on users’ timelines, indicating how many of the user’s friends were recently added, from high school, from college or from work.”
Here’s an interesting tool worth noting:
Leaderboarded: A tool for companies to create their own online leaderboards powered by social data.