Facebook pays creators (and skims a little off the top); Instagram anti-bullying action; IG engagement down.Read More
Facebook Ads stop discriminating; Instagram “Chat” sticker, Explore ads, and layout tweaks (bye-bye, scroll); Twitter t tests layout changes, visual themes, and auto-mute; LinkedIn shifts towards relevant content, adds Company Page features, and adds ad retargeting; find me on Girlboss.Read More
Should you upload your video to each platform independently?Read More
Bad news for Pixel advertisers; Facebook rolls out Avatars, enhanced Video Ad creator tools, Instant Article subscription features, a Portal app, and Audience Network game ads; Instagram “branded content” ads, Order sticker, and audience activity insights; Twitter live “call-in” feature; Twitter & LinkedIn both acquire some tech; IKEA embraces Pinterest.Read More
IGTV landscape videos; Story post creation button; rainbow Story rings for #Pride; YouTube hiding subscriber counts; Facebook’s “GlobalCoin”; group admin feedback; LinkedIn ad visibility; Sales Navigator updates.Read More
Facebook updates the algorithm (again), Ad Relevancy Score reporting, external tracking , and brings back “View As Public”; their rumored cryptocurrency gets its own Swiss bank account; Instagram Explore gets new tabs and loses the Direct app; Twitter Developer Labs launching; TweetDeck gets GIFs and Polls.Read More
Is Facebook too powerful?; Birthday Stories & new small business features; WhatsApp payments; Instagram @shop, fact-checking, and possible music video sticker; MailChimp gets serious about small business tools.Read More
And you thought Facebook got out all of its announcements last week at F8… nope! News on the video algorithm, Messenger features, Workplace layout, new Cryptocurrency rumors, and Instagram “join chat” sticker.
Also, Twitter did a thing.Read More
Facebook moves towards more small-group and one-on-one communciations; Instagram adds Story features; Twitter signs video contracts; LinkedIn hooks up freelancers.Read More
Is anyone still on Facebook?
(Spoiler alert: I am… and so are loads of people who claim not to be!)Read More
A day late… and WAY TOO MUCH news!
Basically, everyone’s making tweaks to their layouts and ads…
Is “organic” dead on social media?Read More
Facebook’s playing with swipeable hybrid interfaces & Messenger reabsorption; Insta cracks down on buttcracks; “twttr” (yes) also plays with swipes, and goes darker; I give LinkedIn’s newest feature an “angry face” emoji.
Facebook Groups - are they right for you?Read More
You don’t need to be on ALL THE THINGS.Read More
SOCIAL is back! Julie & Jen of DepICT Media discuss how small, local businesses can turn last year’s Facebookpocalypse algorithm change to their advantage. Also, Wendy’s, because Wendy’s.Read More
Facebook cryptocurrency (maybe); FB bans 200 data-trolling apps; FB Live multi-stream & rewind; India-first FB Story features; Instagram emoji slider & unreleased "Time Spent" metric; YouTube "take a break" feature & Android voice remote; Snapchat re-redesign; Twitter troll traps; LinkedIn sizes you up.Read More
Facebook explores blockchain, expands reactions with Avatars, won’t advertise on dating service, tests possible subscription model, and develops image AI; Twitter encrypting DMs; Instagram business tools include ecommerce & CTAs; Story Song Stickers; beauty unit; WhatsApp integrates Facebook & Instagram videos; Pinterest on Hootsuite.Read More
FB’s Hate Speech glitch; Messenger Bots, translation & AR; FB dating, 3D photos & VR Memories; Oculus Go VR headset & FB smart speakers. Instagram group video chats, third-party integrations, Camera Effects, feature testing rumors, customized Explore & anti-bullying AI. Twitter prioritizes news. Snapchat specs & Snappable AR game, Story Ads, non-skippable video ads & redesign rollback. Pinterest filters beauty results & enhances experience for the visually impaired.Read More
Facebook transparency in content standards & data use; "Premieres” streams pre-recorded video & pre-roll ads roll out to more videos; playable game preview ads, "loyalty prediction" advertising, and political ad identity verification; Instagram Story batch uploads; Snapchat selfie game, Viacom programming, and tabs; Pinterest dynamic cover images for businesses; Reddit advertising.Read More