Social Media News: July 12th

Matt Shamely In this weekly post we recap the latest social media news, trends and headlines. Sometimes we’ll throw in a few viral videos because after all, it is Friday.

Facebook Graph Search rolls out for everyone to use - The new tool indexes everyone’s public posts, likes, photos, interests, etc. to make them as easy as possible for everyone else—from friends to exes to cops to advertisers to your boss—to find.

Twitter kills "auto follow" - Since Twitter has the largest network of fake followers for purchase, the site has disabled the auto follow feature, meaning you can no longer follow someone automatically when they begin following you.

No more auto-follow for Twitter.

Texas teen awaits trial in jail because of a Facebook post - It started when he jokingly posted a Facebook message saying he would go "shoot up a kindergarten" but the message was, obviously, taken literally and everything went awry from there.

Pinterest now has 70 million users and is steadily gaining momentum outside the US - A new study released today from Semiocast, the Paris-based social meda research firm, reveals that Pinterest has currently has over 70 million users, and that 45 percent of new users that registered in June 2013 were from outside the US. The study found that international users are quickly joining the social network, and at the current rate, could potentially surpass the aggregate number of American users within 18 months.

A chart showing the amount of new Pinterest users by month.

We hope that you have a great weekend. Enjoy this video of Samuel L. Jackson performing a monologue from TV's Breaking Bad.


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