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5 Links From Last Week to Love

Ethan Parry is a public relations professional who is particularly passionate about social media, SEO, and content development topics. Tweet him at @ethanparry3.

In the first of T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” Burnt Norton, he said, “Distracted from distraction by distraction.”

This holds very true to the time we live in. We have so many different things that are constantly competing for our attention and it is often hard to sift through all the noise.

Let’s face it, we are always on social media. But, we have very little time to look up information about the newest features and upgrades that come to each site. For example, the way in which we often find out about a change to our Timeline is by merely logging into Facebook. Often times, those who like the change are outweighed by those who dislike it.

Many social media sites, particularly Facebook, have had some recent upgrades. I gathered up the top articles on the latest changes to social media sites, and composed them into brief tweets for you to share.

  • Useful or useless? @Facebook launches “new” On This Day feature to a select few
  • @Facebook Home’s #CoverFeed feature comes to the @Android app, everyone rejoice! 
  • @Facebook posts are now #embeddable, great news for both #advertisers and #journalists. 
  • To pin or not to pin? @Pinterest will now notify you when what you have pinned goes on sale 
  • @LinkedIn follows in the footsteps of @Twitter and @Facebook by offering sponsored updates 

I recently read an article about roundup blog posts. Here are a few good reasons as to why should you try it out:

  1. It is an opportunity to give your readers more valuable information
  2. It is a great idea for those who seem to be struggling with content creation
  3. When you mention the contributing authors in a roundup post, loyal followers of those bloggers are more like to repost

How was my first roundup post? Did you find it helpful? Do you have any tweets on social media news that I missed?