Blogger News Roundup: Google AdWords, Facebook turns 9, the Ikea effect

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Welcome to the Blogger News Roundup, in which we bring you our favorite tech news stories and social media tips of the week.

This week Google announced some changes to AdWords, including the elimination of some ad-targeting capabilities and the possibility of running mobile-only campaigns. Instead, says Business Insider, “all campaigns will run on both desktop and mobile, according to a weighting factor set by advertisers.”

Twitter redesigned its search experience for mobile so that now users can “find relevant tweets, trends and people to follow in a single stream.” Meanwhile, Vine is still all the rage, with favorable write-ups in Wired and The Week.

Facebook turned nine and Mashable remembered some Facebook fossils while The Huffington Post gave us seven ways we can use Facebook Graph Search. Mashable also revealed some hidden Craigslist features, and Copyediting taught us a wildcard find-and-replace to get rid of extra spaces in a manuscript (because there should only be one after a period).

We learned about the intense devotion of food blogging in Asia, how to write a blog post that famous magazines would publish, and how to get good online comments. We also found out about Facebook fatigue and the Ikea effect.

We liked these 10 reasons for not commenting on a blog and the idea of the author as entrepreneur. We plan on working in coffee shops a lot more and using a “guilt hour” to get things done.

That’s it for this week!

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