This week in social media (November 25-29, 2013)

The new Google+ Community Badge for Blogger

Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.


Facebook introduced a simplified interests targeting option for marketers. The company also appears to be testing several potential changes to its Home Android.


Users of the Blogger platform can now promote Google+ Communities on the blogs with the new Community Badge.

YouTube rolled out several new updates to fight the increasing spamming issues triggered by the new commenting system. The updates include recognition of bad links and impersonation attempts and a different way of displaying long comments.

We’re moving forward with more improvements to help you manage comments on your videos better. Bulk moderation has been a long standing creator request and we’ll be releasing tools for that soon. At the same time, we’re also working on improving comment ranking and moderation of old-style comments.

(Source: YouTube Blog)


After @magicrecs and @eventparrot, two new experimental Twitter accounts surfaced this week:

  • @magicpixx delivers “house-curated, artisanal pictures delivered directly to your timeline.”
  • @magicstats favorites Tweets with viral potential.

Twitter has also simplified the age-screening process for those interested in following alcohol brands.

More social media news

Bittorrent now has 40 million mobile users in 200 countries.

Buffer launched its 2-Step Login process.

Creative Commons released its new CC 4.0 licences, which target “governments and publishers of public sector information and other data” at a more global level. Version 4.0 comes with improved readability / organization, common-sense attribution, and more.

HootSuite turned 5.

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  1. Fredrick Mutooni says

    Cendrine, you have become a social media CNN. Without you i would never have learned about Wordle, Wordoid, Swayy,, Permamarks and now Notegraphy. You name should be Social Media Evagelist

    • says

      Thank you so much, Fredrick! Now, “Cendrine Marrouat, the other CNN” would definitely help me gain more exposure. LOL

      I prefer calling myself a social media journalist. ;-)

      As always, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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