Social Media Notes (#65) – Links for the Week of April 5 – 12

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!

  • Pretty big change in the way you can retweet/quote a tweet on desktop and iPhone. Now when you RT it asks if you want to add a comment and then it gives you the full 140 characters to do so, putting the original person’s tweet in an embedded box. I can see it being useful because you get more space to add comments, and original tweets don’t suffer from modifications, but in the “retweet game” people still need to click to the original tweet if it’s too long to see in the embedded preview and then that takes them away from your comments!
  • Here’s the latest from Pew Research on teens and social media use – including 91% of teens go online from a mobile device, 92% report going online daily, Facebook is still the most popular, Snapchat is rising, and Twitter not that high in use among teens. Which is actually really interesting because it’s almost identical to results we found in a mini student survey we did in the fall. Snapchat is making big waves with the young’uns.
  • First it was #TheDress, now it’s this (though to a lesser “viral” extent): Is this cat going up or down the stairs? I can see it both ways but my initial thought is that it’s going down, lol.

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