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!
- Fascinating look into the woman behind Twitter’s “Troll Patrol” Del Harvey (official title: Twitter VP of Trust and Safety)
- Scientists have built an algorithm that guesses which tweets will be retweeted more often.
- Concerns over Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” ruling, after a BBC article disappeared from Google search results.
- Lots of people are upset about the revelation that Facebook was running a emotion study on 700,000 users but turns out Facebook is always doing this – reportedly running hundreds of experiments without your knowledge.
- Vine debuts ‘Loop Count’ to track total video views. I am all about more stats for social networks. Lol.
- Twitter shopping is here. A new ‘Buy Now’ button appeared on many tweets this week including products linking back to a shopping site called Fancy.
- Apparently Internet Explorer is still the most popular desktop web browster on Earth, and it’s not even a close race. Booooo!
- Did you hear about the outcry after Instagram removed a photo of two men kissing at their wedding? The social network later restored the photo and then apologized for making a mistake. Tsk, tsk Instagram!
- This is kind of crazy! IKEA uses Instagram’s tapping feature and grid system to create a website-within-a-website for its 2014 PS Collection.
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