Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Ads Are Here, Twitter Partners With BBC

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Instagram:

Ads debut on Instagram
Ads on Instagram are labeled as ‘Sponsored’






  • Foursquare Adds Analytics Tools For Publishers – Foursquare rolled out new tools for publishers last week; the upgraded Foursquare dashboard allows publishers to see a list of the top places that people who have “Liked” their Foursquare pages have checked into over the last 30 days (MediaPost)


  • Instagram to debut ads next week – Instagram users in the U.S. will start seeing photo and video ads as soon as this week; the posts will be labeled as ‘Sponsored’ and the first Instagram advertisers will include Adidas, Ben & Jerry’s, Burberry, General Electric, Levi’s, Lexus, Macy’s, Michael Kors, PayPal, and Starwood (CNET)

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