The Week in Social Media News 02/28/2014, Here’s Your Top Stories

February 28, 2014

The week in social media news curated by your friends at Fandom Marketing. LinkedIn finally blocks annoying people, Facebook gives brand pages more reach, McDonald’s joins SnapChat and more.

You Can Finally Block Those Annoying People on LinkedIn

February 21, 2013

After the company received repeated requests for a blocking feature, the company announced Thursday that users will now be able to block or report those on LinkedIn they don’t want contact with, according to a company blog post. If a user blocks another LinkedIn member, the two will no longer have access to each other’s profiles. If the users were connected, the connection will be broken, and neither user will be able to message the other.

Full story on Mashable

LinkedIn revamps Who’s Viewed Your Profile feature with analytics and insights to help you boost your visibility

February 24, 2013

LinkedIn revamped its “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” feature with new visual analytics and actionable insights. The company says its goal is to give users more ways to manage their professional identity and increase their visibility across the social network. The update will begin rolling out to English speaking members around the world today; more languages will follow but LinkedIn wouldn’t say when.

Full story on The Next Web

Facebook News Feed Update Gives Brands More Reach

February 26, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, when a Page tags a separate brand or celebrity Page in a post, that content may surface for followers of both Pages. For example, if Mashable posts a story to Facebook and tags Google’s Page, the post could now appear in News Feed for both Mashable fans and Google fans.

Full story on Mashable

How to Use Social Media During a Crisis

February 26, 2014

When weather reports predicted the arrival of Winter Storm Pax over Cupid’s favorite holiday this year, executives at ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries knew they were facing a crisis. Anticipating that they would be unable to make thousands of their Valentine’s Day deliveries, the two companies decided to turn to social media.

Full story on Inc.

McDonald’s Joins Snapchat

February 26, 2014

Snapchat just landed an extra large-sized brand. McDonald’s quietly joined Snapchat late last week and plans to publicly kick off the account on Tuesday with a snap from basketball star LeBron James, the company confirmed to Mashable.

Full story on Mashable

Foxwordy Launches A Social Network For Lawyers

February 27, 2014

When lawyers want to brainstorm, get ideas, or help each other out on public social media networks, there are lots of thorny issues that can crop up. State bars are still figuring out social media, to the point where perfectly acceptable practices in some states violate the rules of professional conduct in others. That’s a problem that Foxwordy, a social network for lawyers, is hoping to solve.

Full story on Forbes

The Definitive Guide to Facebook Security

February 27, 2014

Social media is permeating every facet of our lives. It is extremely important to understand security and privacy settings with so much personal information becoming so accessible. Here is the definitive guide to security on Facebook.

Full story on The Huffington Post

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