Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

LinkedIn Launches Content Marketing Score: “An analytics resource that gives you insight into the impact of your paid and organic content on LinkedIn.”

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“It’s a simple score calculated by measuring unique engagement (gauged through social actions), divided by your total target audience.”

LinkedIn Introduces Trending Content: “Whether it’s topics about leadership or entrepreneurship, cloud computing or mobile devices, you can see which topics matter to your target audience, and which members are engaging with the most content on any given subject.”

Twitter Supports Emoji on Web: “Twitter users love tweeting emoji from their phones—now you can view these emoji on web!”

twitter emoji on web
You can now view emoji on the web.

Facebook Messenger Adds Groups for iOS: “Now you can create groups for the people you message most.”

facebook messenger ios upgrade
“Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Emu: “Emu is texting, with a built-in assistant. Schedule lunches, share your location and set reminders—as easily as you send a photo.”

Melodigram: This new app for iOS allows you to take a picture, add background sound and record a message.

You can share Melodigrams on Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Email, WhatsApp and Pinterest.

Lingua.ly: “Learn new words while you browse the web and boost your vocabulary.”

Blab: “Blab is the FUN app that lets you send QUICK video messages to your friends & family!”

blab app
“Your friends can watch your Blab and reply, even if they don’t have the app!”

What do you think? Please share your comments below.