#MidweekMinute 3/14/18: Blue checks all around!

Twitter re-examines verification; Facebook's data-mining App Lock, news for Watch, music licensing, location-based AR, and disappearing Messages; Snapchat user-generated AR lenses, story tagging, and branded Explore ads; GIPHY down; chronological Instagram; Microsoft Pix adds business card contacts to LinkedIn & ups business news; PLUS a live update from #SXSW courtesy of Brian Wallace of NowSourcing!

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#MidweekMinute: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Facebook condenses some features, expands others, and generally continues to crush other apps; Twitter continues their expansion kick; Instagram is taking a cue from bots; LinkedIn is taking a cue from that annoying paper clip.

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MidweekMinute: now expanding to 2:80 (just kidding)

Twitter doubles character limit from 140 to 280; Target teams up with Pinterest for visual search; Instagram enhances its privacy settings to limit who can comment on your posts; Microsoft Office 365 incorporates LinkedIn profiles into its products.

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Social - Brian Tietje of LinkedIn

Thanks so much to Brian Tietje, global client director for LinkedIn, for appearing on this week's edition of Social with Christine Gritmon! Great conversation about engaging with your network, how different social media platforms have influenced each other, and new developments for LinkedIn (both recent and upcoming).

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