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!
- Snapchat has made some big changes: You don’t have to hold the screen to view snaps or stories anymore, you get a better breakdown of who’s viewed your stories, and you can add friends easier with snapcode.
- You guys: Instagram photos are now bigger and better! The typical 640×640 is now moving up to 1080×1080.
- For the first time, Facebook will offer share ad revenue with video creators (following in YouTube’s steps).
- Twitter’s “Project Lightning” could be called ‘Moments.’ The feature will be designed to curate live events and news, aggregating tweets/photos so users don’t actually have to follow people or search specific hashtags for breaking news or live event updates.
- Gotta feel a bit sorry for the author of 50 Shades of Grey, when a Twitter Q&A Chat went horribly, horribly wrong (but the tweets are hilarious!)
- Have you checked out Apple Music – the new Apple music streaming service? It looks like it’s designed to make streaming music a lot easier.
- Local social media is blowing up over a decision by Fringe Festival organizers refusing to let a disabled man volunteer as a greeter. The executive director’s “on holiday” post is just so, so bad.
- On the other end: worth noting for commendable social media responses to crisis – WestJet, after several hoax bomb threats.
- This is a horrible, horrible trend. People are sharing their #SunBurnArt and it’s horrible. Please stop.
- So interesting. Reddit users went into revolt after a community manager was let go. The Internet is crazy.
- Google is apologizing after its new Photos app automatically tagged two black people as gorillas. Yikes.
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 1, 7, 9, 13, 16, 23, and 32!!
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