Here’s your quick weekly summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and MySpace:
- Facebook has introduced clickable hashtags. “Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion,” the company said in a blog post. 360i writes about the implications for marketers; SteamFeed has some hashtagging bonus tips for business brands.
- Twitter has opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving all Twitter users access to data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance of their most recent tweets. (The Next Web).
Social Commerce on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
- Social commerce platform Chirpify announced that its members can now accept credit and debit cards, as well as send and accept automated clearing house (ACH) payments, making it possible for users to make purchases with a single comment on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. (AllTwitter)
- Wish you could make prints of some of those gorgeous Instagram shots you’re sharing? Printicular lets you make prints of your digital photos and pick them up at your local Walgreens. The app has a special 4×4 or 8×8 Instagram format; you can also use print photos from your Facebook, Flickr, and Dropbox accounts. (MediaBistro)
- MySpace has relaunched as a site focused on entertainment that combines social networking with streaming music. The new MySpace includes features aimed at helping musicians, writers and other artists connect with their followers, an app and a radio function. (AP) According to a video released by the company, it’s also a good place to smash some amplifiers.