Social Media News Ticker: Facebook “Replies,” Pinterest Acquires Livestar, Flickr Adds Hashtags

Here’s your quick weekly summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and Klout:


 Facebook lookalike audience tool



  • Pinterest acquires mobile startup Livestar – last Wednesday Pinterest acquired small mobile-focused recommendations startup Livestar; its three engineers will begin working for Pinterest, and Livestar will shut down its services immediately (AllThingsD)


  • Flickr adds hashtags – an update for Flickr’s mobile app brought complete hashtag support to the image-sharing network (The Social Media Hat)


  • Klout adds analytics & announces “Klout for Business” – the new “Klout for Business” will give businesses a complimentary set of analytics (including an ‘easy-to-read’ dashboard) with pointed insights into how and where influencers are engaging with their brands in social media (Klout Blog)

Klout for Business

Any updates to social media platforms that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!