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Here’s the top headlines in Social Media this week:

Facebook

44% say they would not buy anything on Facebook – A study conducted by Havas Media Social and Lightspeed Research has found that 89% have never bought anything on Facebook, and 44% would never buy anything on the social media website.

Facebook Will Launch In-Browser Video Chat Next Week In Partnership With Skype – Earlier this week while visiting Seattle, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tipped off Seattle press that the company would be launching an “awesome” new product next week that has been built by Facebook’s Seattle team.

Twitter

Twitter Testing Facebook-Like Message Wall – Twitter is testing a Facebook-like message wall on profile pages, prompting users to send public tweets (a.k.a @ replies, or mentions) to specific users directly from their profile pages.

Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Platform BackType – Twitter has just acquired social analytics startup BackType. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Twitter Allows Direct Messages With Verified Accounts Sans Following Back – Twitter has given some accounts the ability to receive DMs from accounts they don’t follow.

Blogging

WordPress 3.1 Downloaded Over 15 Million Times In Under 5 Months – The latest stable version of WordPress, 3.1, was first released on 23 February 2011. Now, less than 5 months later, the blogging software has been downloaded over 15 million times according to a tweet posted mere minutes ago (and the download counter).

Google

Google To Retire Blogger & Picasa Brands in Google+ Push – Say goodbye to the Picasa and Blogger names: Google intends to retire several non-Google name brands and rename them as Google products.

Google Offers Faces Off Against Groupon – Google’s competitor to Groupon, Google Offers, has had its first month of beta testing in Portland, Oregon.

Google Loses Access to Twitter Stream, Suspends Realtime Search – Google Realtime Search, the once company-lauded realtime search index featuring tweets and as-it-happens updates, is temporarily defunct.

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Written by Fuelled by Social Alchemy

06/07/2011 at 9:00 am

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