As expected, LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has rolled out a new design and layout for their users designed to streamline and improve the user experience. Changes include: A Simpler Design – the new LinkedIn layout has been simplified dramatically. Menus, content blocks and ads have been moved and reconfigured, and the overall color scheme …
In May we talked about how businesses can leverage Delicious stacks to curate their content. In an announcement on July 22nd, Delicious stated that Stacks will be consolidated with Tags starting in early August. According to the statement: We introduced stacks last year as a visually rich way to think about your links and we’ve …
HootSuite, the social media account management tool, has opened up their support for Google+ Pages to all user accounts. Previously, this capability was only open to Enterprise level customers. Business owners are encouraged to use tools like HootSuite to better manage their social networks and internet marketing initiatives.
According to HootSuite’s Blog:
HootSuite is pleased to announce that Google+ Pages is now available to nearly 5 million users worldwide!
Facebook has released version 1.2 of their Facebook Pages Manager app, their app dedicated to helping page owners update and moderate their Facebook Page for their business and social media marketing.
The new update includes:
- Now available in 11 languages
- Upload photos to your Page’s albums
- See photos that are attached to messages
- Bug fixes and performance updates
If you aren’t already using Pages Manager, this is what Facebook has to say about it:
LinkedIn has released version 5.0.5 for their mobile iOS app which addresses some performance and other miscellaneous improvements. According to LinkedIn, the app is: For Professionals Going Places. Get on-the-go access to your professional network with the LinkedIn app for iPad and iPhone. Find and connect with more than 161 million members worldwide. Stay up-to-date …
Foursquare released an update to their app today that addresses a number of bug fixes. This is version 5.2 of the popular location sharing social network. In June, foursquare developers released an all-new interface for the app that has been popularly received.
Twitter has released version 4.3 of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. According to the update, the release includes:
– Expanded Tweets: when you view Tweet details containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more [note that this feature is rolling out gradually]
– Enhanced experience around selected events with the best Tweets and photos from those involved
– Push notifications for Tweets: choose to receive notifications from people you follow any time they tweet or retweet
Starting in 2009, LinkedIn users had the option of connecting their Twitter account to their LinkedIn profile. This provided two feature benefits. First, any time you posted a status update or started a conversation on LinkedIn, you could choose to also have that post shared on Twitter as a new Tweet. Second, every time you posted a new Tweet via Twitter, that comment was posted as a new status update on LinkedIn. Many individuals and businesses took advantage of this option to automate their activity on one platform or another.
While the follower count doesn’t matter, attracting more targeted fans should definitely be a goal. Here’s how.