Social Media Notes
Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!
(I missed the last couple of weeks’ Social Media Notes as I was away in Japan! See my Japan blog posts: Top 15 Things To Do in Japan + a Guide to Cat Cafes in Japan).
- Snapchat’s monetization plans are pretty interesting – forget traditional ads, they’re turning your own selfies – filtered – into advertisements. “Snapchat seems to be homing in on a business model where it doesn’t have to unilaterally bombard users with cookie-cutter ads, and it doesn’t have to nickel and dime them with in-app purchases. Instead, it positions users as the vector for transmitting viral advertising under the guise of content.” Talk about innovative marketing.
- First Snapchat Stories, then Twitter unveiled Moments, now Instagram launched curated Halloween content in a special feed perhaps indicating that we’re moving beyond hashtags to recap events. (I still love the hashtag though, and I doubt it’ll be going anywhere any time soon).
- Stocks continue to fall for my beloved social network. Here’s an essay on “the decay of Twitter.” What do you think?
Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!