The Week in Social Media - 10.7.11

Posted by Clayton Smith on October 7, 2011

Social Network Juggling"The Week in Social Media" is a new Friday series on the Gremln Blog where we highlight some of the important social media news stories from the past week.

Much of the world's tech news was put on hold this week as we lost one of the greatest innovators of our time, Steve Jobs. He will be sorely missed, and though it's not a story you're likely to have missed, we wanted to start off this week's recap with CNN's 5 memorable quotes from Steve Jobs.

Facebook Introduces a New Metric
Facebook has just launched a new Insight, "People Talking About." This metric looks at a combination of likes, mentions, posts, shares, comments, answers to Questions, and location check-ins. Facebook is rolling out the new measurement gradually to its users--the number of people talking about your business page can be found under the number of people who like your page (and, of course, in the Insights report).

Facebook introduces "People Talking About" Metric

LinkedIn Becomes More Social
LinkedIn just announced a major update to its business pages. Now businesses can post news and status updates, just like they might on Twitter.

LinkedIn Brand Pages Get More Sharing

YouTube Gets Political
YouTube has just released a new channel dedicated to all things political. Just in time for the gear-up to the 2012 election, the new channel "will feature political campaign ads, parodies, speeches and a variety of relevant clips."

YouTube Goes Political with New Channel

Steve Jobs and Social Media
This week, we close on Steve Jobs and his remarkable impact on social media. Apple's desktops, laptops, and mobile devices have revolutionized how we interact with each other through various digital media; Jobs' impact on the social media world just can't be overstated.

Steve Jobs and the rise of social media


Topics: education, facebook, linkedin, Marketing, news, social media, Social Media News, twitter

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