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Check out some of the top headlines and interesting articles from the week in social media'?¦ Facebook Expands Safety & Security Tools(Mashable) Just a day after security firm Sophos sent Facebook an open letter addressing privacy issues, Facebook has introduced a suite of new safety features. Read more'?¦ Why People Do & Don't Use Location Apps (ReadWriteWeb) Connecting with people, finding places liked by friends and tracking personal travel habits over time were listed as the primary reasons people who use location based social networks like Facebook Places, Foursquare and Google Latitude do so in a survey published by Portland, Oregon digital marketing firm White Horse. Read more'?¦ 5 Ways Facebook is Changing Search Marketing (iMediaConnection) Make no mistake about it: Google is still the dominant force in search engine marketing. But as Facebook continues to grow in size and influence, it is significantly affecting how consumers are accessing information and how marketers' dollars are being spent online ' and Google is definitely taking notice. Read more'?¦ The 5 Qualities of Highly Effective Community Managers (Mashable) Less than three years ago, community managers were a rare group of employees most often found at technology startups. Today, the role of community manager is common at companies of all sizes ' from startups to multinational corporations. Read more'?¦Rich Text AreaToolbarBold (Ctrl / Alt + Shift + B)Italic (Ctrl / Alt + Shift + I)Strikethrough (Alt + Shift + D)Unordered list (Alt + Shift + U)Ordered list (Alt + Shift + O)Blockquote (Alt + Shift + Q)Align Left (Alt + Shift + L)Align Center (Alt + Shift + C)Align Right (Alt + Shift + R)Insert/edit link (Alt + Shift + A)Unlink (Alt + Shift + S)Insert More Tag (Alt + Shift + T)Toggle spellchecker (Alt + Shift + N)? Toggle fullscreen mode (Alt + Shift + G)Show/Hide Kitchen Sink (Alt + Shift + Z) FormatFormat? UnderlineAlign Full (Alt + Shift + J)Select text color? Paste as Plain TextPaste from WordRemove formattingInsert custom characterOutdentIndentUndo (Ctrl + Z)Redo (Ctrl + Y)Help (Alt + Shift + H) Check out some of the top headlines and interesting articles from the week in social media'?¦ Facebook Expands Safety & Security Tools(Mashable) Just a day after security firm Sophos sent Facebook an open letter addressing privacy issues, Facebook has introduced a suite of new safety features. Read more'?¦ Why People Do & Don't Use Location Apps (ReadWriteWeb) Connecting with people, finding places liked by friends and tracking personal travel habits over time were listed as the primary reasons people who use location based social networks like Facebook Places, Foursquare and Google Latitude do so in a survey published by Portland, Oregon digital marketing firm White Horse. Read more'?¦ 5 Ways Facebook is Changing Search Marketing (iMediaConnection) Make no mistake about it: Google is still the dominant force in search engine marketing. But as Facebook continues to grow in size and influence, it is significantly affecting how consumers are accessing information and how marketers' dollars are being spent online ' and Google is definitely taking notice. Read more'?¦ The 5 Qualities of Highly Effective Community Managers (Mashable) Less than three years ago, community managers were a rare group of employees most often found at technology startups. Today, the role of community manager is common at companies of all sizes ' from startups to multinational corporations. Read more'?¦ Path:

What's New In Social Media This Week'?¦

Check out the latest social media news for this week'?¦ GroupMe, a social media startup, is giving brands the opportunity to create and engage in group messaging conversations about them.  The brands will have the ability to send messages, answer questions, share photos, post promotions and more.  Read more'?¦ Ever wondered how the click-per-share ratio compares between Facebook and Twitter?  Mashable pulled 3 months worth of their social data and calculated the click-per-share rate.  Twitter users are more likely to share an article but not read it, while Facebook users click on more articles than they share.  Also, Twitter received about .38 clicks per tweet while Facebook received 3.31 clicks per engagement ' which is 8.7x more clicks than a tweet.  Read more'?¦ Only .05% of Twitter users' tweets attract attention.  Of the 260 million tweets with URLs that were analyzed by Yahoo Research, nearly 50% of the tweets came from 'elite'? users: media, celebrities, organizations, and bloggers.  Read more'?¦ Twitter has released a new set of developer tools that will make it easier to embed fully-functional tweets on the Web.  Read more'?¦

What's New In Social Media This Week'?¦

This week in social media news'?¦ Path, the '50-friend limit'? social networking site continued to gain momentum. They just increased their venture capital to $11.2 million. Facebook is about to launch a commenting platform. Users can use the platform by logging in via Facebook or Twitter. Comments are threaded. Comments can be synced across a publisher's site and Facebook page. A new report from GlobalWebIndex says social entertainment is making us passive. According to a new survey conducted by the Association of National Advertisers, in conjunction with the Mobile Marketing Association, 88 percent of advertisers plan to be active in mobile in 2011 ' up from 62 percent last year.

What's New In Social Media This Week'?¦

Let's see what's new in social media this week: Twitter is expected to earn $150 million in ad revenues this year, a huge increase over revenues of $45 million during 2010. Facebook is giving brands a new way to collect 'likes.'? 'Sponsored Stories'? will give brand-related action such as a 'like'? or a check-in a lot more visibility on Facebook by adding them to an ad unit in addition to users' news feeds. Grubwithus, a new social network, is hoping to break the mold with their service. They offer price-fixed meals at vetted restaurants with the intention of bringing together singles and couples who want to meet new people in the neighborhoods Twitter users are now spending 2 hours and 12 minutes per month on the website, which is up from the 1 hour and 51 minutes last year. Twitter has brought in a new feature called 'Connections,'? getting rid of their 'You Both Follow'? feature.

What's New In Social Media This Week...

Let's see what's new in social media this week'?¦ Facebook now allows business' to unmerge their page with Facebook Places. Apparently, the number of Facebook friends you have may be linked to the size of your amygdalae. Facebook accounted for 8.93% of all US visits in 2010, beating Google who had 7.19%. This holiday season: 5% of people were influenced by social media when buying gifts 19% were influenced by promotional email 14% used phones to access retailer website Only 2% purchases gifts using their phone Fun News ' the first Groupon marriage proposal has resulted in a 'YES!'?

What's New In Social Media This Week...

Let's see what's new in social media this week'?¦ Facebook now allows business' to unmerge their page with Facebook Places. Apparently, the number of Facebook friends you have may be linked to the size of your amygdalae. Facebook accounted for 8.93% of all US visits in 2010, beating Google who had 7.19%. This holiday season: 5% of people were influenced by social media when buying gifts 19% were influenced by promotional email 14% used phones to access retailer website Only 2% purchases gifts using their phone Fun News ' the first Groupon marriage proposal has resulted in a 'YES!'?

This Week in Social Media

What's new in social media this week?  Check it out: Google may be in talks to buy Groupon ' then again, there was a rumor earlier this year that Yahoo was going to buy the website, which turned out to be false. Diaspora, the new 'Facebook alternative,'? is sending out invites to a select group of people for testing.  The website has raised tens of thousands of dollars in funding. Thanks to a privacy backlash at Facebook, Diaspora has been pitching that it is a more private alternative and allows you more control over who sees your information. Facebook founder, Chris Hughes, has launched Jumo ' a social network that helps like-minded people work together for social causes. ReSearch.ly, the Twitter search engine, give brands insight into micro Twitter communities by allowing users to search tweets around specified keywords. Once the search begins, tweets are shown in the application and the user can filter the stream by several factors. In the spirit of the holiday season, this post would not be complete without a mention of NoradSanta! This year people everywhere can monitor Santa's flight courtesy of Norad and Google Maps.

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