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7 Free Social Monitoring Tools

It is imperative to monitor your name, company, and/or brand at all times in order to listen, engage, and respond to your audience. Who is talking about you? What do they need? How can you help? Since it’s impossible to be everywhere at once, there are an abundance of options for keeping track.

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Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Top Fans | Facebook Cover Feed


YouTube Previews New Feature to Help Creators Interact with Top Fans (SocialTimes)
Wednesday afternoon at VidCon, YouTube previewed a new feature called Top Fans that sounds like it’s going to revolutionize the way that YouTube creators engage with their fans. The feature will make it easier for creators to engage with their most influential and engaged fans, as well as glean demographics about these fans to aid in potential collaborations and beyond.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Earnings | Buffer Update


Facebook Posts Best Fiscal Quarter, Now Has 819M Mobile Monthly Active Users (AllFacebook)
Facebook reached 1.15 billion monthly active users as of June 30, up 21 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012, while daily active users were up 27 percent to 699 million, and mobile monthly active users leaped by 51 percent to 819 million, the company reported as part of its second-quarter financial results. The social network reported 469 million mobile daily active users at the end of the second quarter of 2013.

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