Social Media on Fire: What’s hot this month

The Spark DecemberJust like dancing embers and flames, social media is always changing!  Here’s my wrap up of the latest hot news on social media:

Facebook at Work:

Is Facebook Looking to Take on Linkedin, Google and DropBox?  According to AllFacebook,  rumors have it that Facebook is secretly coming out with “Facebook for Work,” in January.  The project  is aimed at bringing workplace collaboration to businesses with the introduction of the capability to share documents, network with co-workers,   The new site will contain much of the same functionality as Facebook, but it will keep personal Timelines separate from work profiles. Good idea? Bad idea? What do you think?

Facebook Reportedly Building ‘Facebook for Work’ to Compete With LinkedIn, Google -Entrepreneur.com

January Debut for Facebook at Work? – AllFacebook.com

New Groups Facebook App:

Facebook just introduced the Groups Facebook App for iOS and Android. Facebook notes that this new app will “helps people share faster and more easily with all the groups in their life.”  If you are in a lot of Facebook groups, or you manage groups, you will want to download this app. On the current Facebook App, it’s been rather like hunting for a needle in a haystack to find your groups. This will make your interaction on groups a TON easier.

Sharing Tweets Through a Direct Message:

According to Twitter’s blog, as of November 20, you can now share a tweet through a direct message. Perhaps you want to share a tweet you found interesting with one of your followers privately. Now, you can! How? On your  iOS or Android mobile apps, long-press the Tweet in your timeline and choose “Share via Direct Message.” For more information-check out the entire article here: Sharing Tweets Through a Direct Message

Showcase Your Professional Certifications on Linkedin:

Having your certifications listed on your profile can be a huge marketing asset. According to Dan Shapero, from the Official Linkedin Blog, LinkedIn members with certifications receive 6x more views to their profile. Whoa. With just one click from the over 100 certified providers, including Microsoft, Lynda.com, Google, Hubspot, and many others, you can easily click and add your certifications directly to your profile.

Showcase Your Professional Certifications on Linkedin

Top 100 Certification Providers

 

That’s a wrap of what’s been firing up the media wires! What do you think of these changes? 

 

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