#MidweekMinute 10/2/19: Trashing the trash talk

Facebook tests hiding Likes, swipe up to Messenger in Story ads, and works on AR glasses and a VR gaming space; Instagram product launch notifications, Branded Content in IGTV, and @creators; Twitter DM filters; YouTube comment filters, Google Fire; LinkedIn targets audiences.

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#MidweekMinute 9/25/19: The Future Is NOW

Facebook suspends apps, kills Group Stories, and wants you to control your phone with your brain (whaa?); Hide Tweets; Instagram restricts body-shaming; YouTube giveth verification, YouTube taketh away, YouTube giveth back; AI video ad placement. 

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#MidweekMinute 9/11/19: "Likes" ain't nothing but a number...

Facebook Dating, location security options, possible like-count-hiding test; YouTube hides follower counts; Facebook and Instagram in-ad checkout; “Private” Instagram posts not so private; no more text-to-tweet (for now); Twitter Agency Playbook.

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#MidweekMinute 7/3/19: Ms. Gritmon if ya nasty

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.

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#MidweekMinute 6/5/19: Pinning more IKEA...

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.

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#MidweekMinute 5/22/19: Zuck's Swiss bank account?

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.

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#MidweekMinute 5/8/19: F8 wasn't the end of it...

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.

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#MidweekMinute: App Tweaks

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.

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#MidweekMinute 5/16/18: take a break

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.

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#MidweekMinute 5/9/18: taking care of business

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.

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#MidweekMinute 5/2/18: A twist of F8

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.

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#MidweekMinute 4/12/18: No advertisers were harmed...

Facebook political ad verification, Messenger retraction, Story encouragement; FB & Twitter back Honest Ads Act; Instagram Nametags, story Focus Mode & tag stickers; Snapchat iPhoneX lenses, group video chat, semi-chronological algorithm, new Specs, & Tegna news partnership; Twitter API tweaks; LinkedIn hashtag update confusion; Pinterest Propel program & Promote button expand.

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#MidweekMinute 4/4/18: Data squeeze

Facebook tightens ad targeting restrictions, adds HD video & 360 photos to Messenger, & improves Spaces VR; Instagram also restricts third-party app partnerships, brings GIFs back to stories, & makes story ads full-screen; Snapchat announces 16-person video chats; Pinterest splits discovery from following; LinkedIn debuts B2B video; YouTube short reach ads.

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#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 3/7/18: News you can USE!

NEW & IMPROVED #MidweekMinute!!! Also... Have you downloaded Vero?; New Snap Specs, Hands-Free mode & Full Body lenses; Instagram Video/Voice Calling & Portrait Mode; Twitter Bookmarks; Facebook Explore, Breaking News, Video Ads, Trip Advisor, Voice Clips, & Messenger Broadcast

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