1. Pinterest for Men (HOA Video)

  2. This 30-minute video of a Hangout On Air includes a panel of men who use Google+ and Pinterest. The discussion includes how Pinterest can help with blogging, marketing, and networking. You’ll also find some specific tips listed in this post that could be helpful for any user on Pinterest.

  3. The best social media service for businesses? Instagram, according to SumAll year-end report

  4. SumAll, a marketing analytics service, has released a year-end report comparing Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. They found Instagram to be the most effective social network for businesses. This is based on growth in subscribers, level of engagement, and increases in revenue.

  5. Facebook’s New Like, Share Buttons Now Available To All Pages; Width Can Be Set On Embedded Posts

  6. Facebook has now rolled out the redesigned like and share buttons to everyone. The social network has reported a five percent increase in likes and shares since these buttons first started appearing on websites. Another new feature allows Page admins on the desktop version to adjust how wide an embedded post appears on websites.

  7. Unfollow your “Friends” ~ Facebook to Roll Out the Unfollow Button

  8. A new feature will allow Facebook users to remain friends with someone but keep their updates from showing up in the News Feed. In the coming weeks, desktop users will see an unfollow button in place of the “Hide All” option. It will then be available to iPhone and Android users in the coming months.

  9. Facebook tweaks News Feed to surface more articles and fewer memes, resurface stories when friends comment

  10. Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithm after determining that people enjoy reading articles on the social networking site. This change will allow more articles to surface based on the number of clicks received on mobile devises. Users will also see more articles with comments from friends.

  11. Everything You Need To Know About Instagram Direct

  12. Instagram Direct is a new feature that allows users to share photos and videos privately instead of with all of their followers. Up to 15 friends can be selected to share a message with by using the new direct button on the share screen. Check out this post with a fun little video to learn more about how it works.

  13. Is Instagram Eyeing Up @instagram.com Email Addresses For Its Users As Part Of A Messaging Service?

  14. Instagram may be working on a new messaging feature. Some believe this could appear before the end of this year with the latest update to Instagram. Continue reading to find out what an anonymous source stumbled upon and what that might mean for users of the photo-sharing app.

  15. With Private Messaging, Instagram and Twitter Continue Their Arms Race

  16. Private messaging has become a focus of Instagram and Twitter, who both began as a network for sharing content publicly with followers. This shift in focus was important to keep users from going to other networks to communicate privately. Do you agree that these two sites are looking and feeling more and more the same?