social media researchWelcome 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?

Video Now on Instagram: Instagram users now have another way to share stories: video. “When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to 15 seconds of video through the Instagram camera.”

Facebook Allows You to Attach Photos to Comments in Timeline:  You can now attach a photo directly when commenting on a post in the Facebook Timeline.

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You can now attach photos to comments on updates in Facebook profile timelines.

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:

Facebook Updates Page Insights: Facebook is rolling out updates to the Page Insights tool and inviting a select group of Page admins to participate in this preview. “These global changes include improvements to the way Facebook organizes and reports the People Talking About This (PTAT) and Virality metrics.”

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These new updates to Facebook Page Insights aim to give you “more insights about the people who interact with your Page content.”

Facebook Gives Developers New Open Graph Tags: The new Open Graph tags will “help people follow their favorite media publishers and journalists.”

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Media publishers can now “include Open Graph tags in their article’s HTML to generate better previews of their content when shared on Facebook.”

Facebook Enables Comment Sorting by Recent Activity on Business Pages: Mari Smith notes, “If you have the Replies feature enabled on your fan Page, you can now sort comments by Recent Activity.”

TweetDeck Makes it Easier to Arrange Columns: The popular Twitter management tool has made a few improvements to make it easier to use.

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On TweetDeck, “column titles now have grab handles to the left that can be used to drag columns and arrange them in exactly the order you like. Columns can also be rearranged by dragging the icons in the sidebar.”

Here’s some interesting social media news worth noting:

Digg Reader to Launch in Public Beta Before Google Reader Closes: This RSS reader will be available by June 26, before Google Reader is scheduled to close on July 1.

digg reader

The Digg Reader will be a “freemium” product.

Here are a couple of cool social media tools worth checking out: a tool to monetize social shares.

Audio Boo: a tool to share your audio seamlessly with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.

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