5 incredibly useful social media tools from this week

Now you can create your own ‘how to’ pages, turn your blog into a YouTube channel, manage your Facebook page with greater ease, and more.

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Here are five social media tools grabbing headlines last week, tools that can make your job and your personal life a bit easier:

1. YouTube Direct brings full YouTube functionality to your blog or website. YouTube fans have taken advantage of YouTube’s video embedding capability for a while now, but this tool from the video-sharing site essentially turns your blog into a YouTube channel. This means people can submit videos to your blog for review and consideration, and you can add them to your blog within the one, contained dashboard. Although this service has been around for about 18 months, personal technology is finally at a level to make it more relevant. Check out the introduction video here.

2. Create your own “how to” page with tildee.com. Over the last few years, smart brands have realized that being useful is the best way to develop relationships with customers. Tildee is a central bank of “how to” guides and posts, allowing you to create and learn with similar-minded people. Learn about how to create your own tutorial here.

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