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!
- Looks likeFacebook is in talks with “half a dozen” digital publishers like the New York Times and Buzzfeed to host their content in FB – a move that could encourage more click-throughs.
- There’s a new book called ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.’ This Q&A about online shaming is pretty interesting. Personally I think social media users shame too much, too fast, and too hard.
- This is nuts. Coachella, Lollapalooza festivals ban selfie sticks. Their reasons include “it encourages unauthorized recording of performances” (um. because we can’t record it using our phone with our arms regularly extended out too? Come on!)
- Using GIFs as responses has never been easier – Imgur has released a new app that lets you browse GIFs organized by expressions and then share them in other apps including Facebook Messenger.
- Speaking of GIF response validation – Google replied to an official press inquiry with a reacion GIF. Lol brilliant.
- Facebook is all about reminding you what you’ve done so far in life – A new featured called On This Day will show you what you posted “on this day” in the past. Be prepared to have nice, fond, nostalgic memories – or bitter ones, lol.
- Facebook enters the virtual reality game, by launching 360-degree video best experienced on virtual reality headsets. I’ve tried “virtual reality” Google Streetviews from Kyle at FotoFoto and it’s pretty damn cool!
- Speaking of the latest from Facebook, here’s a round-up of some info that came out of its F8 developer conference including real-time commenting, embeded videos, app analytics and more.
- This is interesting… Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with it a.k.a. Meerkat wasn ever a hit but a handful of tech bloggers made it out to be one.
- Meanwhile, a look at how some brands started using Periscope, Twitter’s new app for broadcasting videos.
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 1, 2, 4, 10, 13,15, 18, and 22!!!
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