Saturday Social Media Summary – Facebook Page Notifications, LinkedIn Thought Leaders and Hangouts

Welcome to our Social Media Summary.  Each Saturday we review 3 of the biggest social media stories from the previous week. This week we’re looking at Facebook testing Page notifications, LinkedIn making it easier to follow thought leaders and some new Google+ Hangout features.

We hope you find this new weekly social media summary helpful and would love to hear any feedback in the comments. Without further ado, here’s this week’s edition of the Saturday Social Media Summary.

 

Social Media Summary 11-3-12

 

Facebook Begins Testing Page Notifications

This week Facebook seems to have begun addressing one of the biggest complaints by page owners, the fact that the algorithm Facebook uses prevents most fans of pages from seeing the content they share.  Facebook appears to have started testing on a feature that allows users to select an option to receive notifications when brands update their pages.  Users who have this feature will find a “Get Notifications” option under the “Liked” button on the Facebook page.

Facebook Page Get Notifications

 

Once selected, the user will than start receiving notifications from the brand each time they update. These notifications appear in the same place mentions and notifications from friends appear.

Facebook Page Notifications

 

While it’s good that Facebook has heard the frustration of page admins, this is not a great solution. First, I don’t believe many fans of pages are going to want to have a notification pop up on their screen each time the page updates. Second, even if they do, most users aren’t going to take the time to visit the brand pages to make this change.

Have you seen the new feature? If so, have you opted in to receive notifications? If you have it and want to test it out, you can always sign up for notifications from the Rocky Mountain Media Group Facebook Page.

 

LinkedIn Makes It Easier To Follow Thought Leaders

LinkedIn Thought Leaders

Back in early October LinkedIn announced the ability to follow thought leaders on the platform. This week they made it much easier to do with the announcement of the thought leaderboard, the ability to sort the content by most recent and by author, as well as getting the the full list of thought leaders on your homepage.

LinkedIn Thought Leaderboard

 

Have you used this new feature from LinkedIn yet? What do you think?

 

Google+ Enhances Hangouts

On Thursday Google announced the launch of  some new features to Hangouts for the desktop. The new features include a new sidebar that you can show or hide,  coloro coded notifications that make it easier to read and responde during a hangout, and the inclusion of apps in the sidebar to make them easier to access.

Google Hangout Enhancements

Have you used the new Hangout features? If so, share your thoughts in the comments.

 

What other social media news got your attention this week?

 

 

 

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