The Weekly Spread: Twitter Music, LinkMe, #nowthatchersdead, and Facebook Emoticons

We’ve gathered the most relevant, noteworthy, interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) social media stories and tips of the week to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you missed: 

It’s real! Ryan Seacrest tweeted about a mysterious Twitter app on Wednesday evening and after today it won’t be so mysterious. According to reports, the app will be released this afternoon, allowing users to listen to music using third-party services like iTunes and Soundcloud. 

In other news, Vine has added an “Explore” section to its mobile app. The new feature makes it easier than ever to find great content, like popular posts and hashtags from accounts you may not follow. 

If you think it’s a good idea to send secret messages through photos over the world’s largest social network, then this new Chrome Extension was made for you

In awkward news, the trending hashtag surrounding Margaret Thatcher’s death, #nowthatchersdead, had many confused and believing American singer Cher had died. 

Facebook has won back General Motors! A year after the car maker pulled the plug with Facebook ads, they have reverted back to the social network.

Exciting news for probably no one: You can now link your Google+ Page to your YouTube accounts and channels.  

If you wished you could have all of your text messages and social notification written across your arm, we’ve got some surprisingly great news. LinkMe, a Bluetooth-enabled device, does just that.

In other news, LinkedIn has been launching a slew of new features and lucky for head-hunters, LinkedIn Recruiter just got a makeover. 

Speaking of makeovers, Foursquare launched a major update to its iOS app, moving the service’s search capabilities front and center. 

And in closing, Facebook is officially adding emoticons to status updates. Can’t wait. 

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