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!
- This is huge! Vine’s new update allows you to shoot, import, edit, and share (namely – you can now upload and edit videos from your camera roll). This is a big (and very welcome) change!
- The next step in news? Snapchat is in talks with a dozen media companies about a new news delivery service set for release in November. Users can ‘read daily editions of publications as well as watch video clips of TV shows or movies by holding down a finger on the screen.’ Really interesting!
- I was blown away by this – along with Every Simpsons Ever airing every Simpsons episode for 12 days (288 hours), they’re also live-tweeting every minute of it! Completely fascinating and social media game changing.
- Twitter suspended accounts who were posting images of James Foley’s beheading last week raising questions on censorship and freedom of speech policies. (What else / who else wil lthey suspend? Where is the line drawn?) It’s all very interesting nonetheless. R.I.P. James Foley.
- On that note, I thought this follow-up read on how Twitter decides which images to block was great.
- The riots in Ferguson continue – and with it a look at how you might be getting tons of Ferguson news on Twitter, but not as much on Facebook. Ah, algorithms.
- During Monday night’s Emmy’s, Facebook will launch their Facebook Mentions Box – an interactive device that stars will wield to answer questions from fans.
- How do you think this will do? Kuddle – an ‘Instagram with training wheels’ app is meant to introduce social media to kids in a safe environment. (Should they even be on social media at that young age??)
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 1, 4, 14, and 26 (this week’s edition wasn’t that great!)
Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!