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?

Twitter Launches Vanity URLs for Vine Users: “A profile URL is a unique Vine profile address accessible from the web. Once you select an available URL, you will be able to access your profile by visiting vine.co/[yourURL].”

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“Selecting a custom URL allows you to share your profile easily and makes it easier for others to find and watch the videos you’ve created.”

Twitter Adds New Features to Twitter Alerts: Twitter has “added some new features to make Twitter alerts even more accessible to you. Now, on your iOS or Android app, you can go to a participating organization’s profile and easily subscribe to their alerts as push notifications by tapping on the bell icon.”

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Twitter has “also added in-app notifications for iOS: when you’re browsing on Twitter, you’ll now receive a notification at the bottom of your screen when an alert is sent by an organization whose alerts you subscribe to.”

Windows Phone Releases Update to Facebook App: “The team behind the official Facebook app for Windows Phone” has released an update “that significantly evolves the app’s notification capabilities, making it easier than ever to stay plugged in.”

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“Now you can see what your friends have posted on your wall right from your Start screen. “

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