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Instagram Has Tagged You in a Photo (SocialTimes) The words everybody dreads seeing in their inboxes — “[your friend] has tagged you in a photo” — are coming to the photo-sharing site Instagram. Just like on Facebook, you will now be able to label the people in your Instagram photos by tapping on the picture and filling in the names through the "Photos of You" feature. Brands can also be tagged.

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InstagramInstagram Has Tagged You in a Photo (SocialTimes)
The words everybody dreads seeing in their inboxes — “[your friend] has tagged you in a photo” — are coming to photo-sharing site Instagram. Just like on Facebook, you will now be able to label the people in your Instagram photos by tapping on the picture and filling in the names through the “Photos of You” feature. Brands can also be tagged. Mashable Previously, the only way to find out whether a photo of you was uploaded to Instagram was to crawl through your activity feed, hoping someone had mentioned your username in a caption (i.e., @laureni). Likewise, there’s been no easy way to share a photo someone uploaded of you to your own followers; oftentimes, I see friends share screenshots of another user’s photo that they appear in, captioned with the hashtag #regram. CNET Before you can use the new feature, you’ll need to upgrade to version 3.5 of the app on your iPhone or Android device. Once you are running the latest version of Instagram, you will see an Add People line on Instagram’s Share screen after you have cropped and filtered your photo. ReadWrite I asked an Instagram rep if the new tagging feature is a play for making more money off mobile use — a revenue stream Facebook has square in its crosshairs. The company denies it: “At this time Instagram isn’t focused on monetization. [Instagram] rolled out this new feature because it was a missing piece to let people tell their stories … and to make it easier to add people and things to photos.” Wired Now that you and all of your friends and family members and coworkers and acquaintances can start tagging people in Instagram pics, you will inevitably be tagged in a photo you don’t like. We can’t keep you from being tagged in that embarrassing photo of you passed out on the floor, but we can tell you exactly what to do to hide that #Instanightmare from your profile.

LinkedIn Second-Quarter Revenue Forecast Falls Short of Targets (Reuters)
LinkedIn shares fell 10 percent on Thursday after disappointing revenue forecasts suggested that a revamped mobile app and other new products designed to keep smartphone users engaged will not deliver on advertising growth as quickly as anticipated. The social network that targets professional users and specializes in recruiting services has in past months introduced a series of enhancements such as news content for mobile devices, to keep users signed in longer and sell more advertising. The Wall Street Journal Overall, LinkedIn reported a profit of $22.6 million, or 20 cents a share, up from $5 million, or four cents a share, a year ago. Excluding stock-based compensation costs and other adjustments, per-share earnings rose to 45 cents from 15 cents a year earlier. Analysts most recently expected 31 cents. Forbes LinkedIn’s revenue growth was substantially higher than Facebook ’s, which reported earnings on Wednesday. The social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg saw its total sales gain 38 percent.

Facebook Rolls Out Trusted Contacts (AllFacebook)
In 2011, Facebook first introduced Trusted Friends, which allowed friends to verify that you’re really you and help you gain access into your account. Facebook announced Thursday that it has improved the service, rolling it out globally as Trusted Contacts.

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LocalResponse’s Socially-Targeted Ads Pay Off Big with Revenue Up 716 Percent (VentureBeat)
LocalResponse’s pitch is simple, but ingenious for the ad set: it combs social media data to better target ads on mobile devices and desktops. That means more interesting ads for you and hopefully better conversions for advertisers.