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!
- There are now more than 45 million Facebook Pages and now there are new sections: Shopping and Services.
- First Twitter Videos allowed for landscape broadcast, now Periscope is letting you view and broadcast the right way. Snapchat and Instagram Video still holding on strong to that vertical video though, lol.
- Research shows FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is a real thing and teens are feeling super anxious about it.
- All those awesome lists showing why Tumblr users are the most hilarious will now look a bit different after the microblogging site changed how reblogs look.
- The Kardashian/Jenners all have their own apps now. Seriously. At $3 a month, basically – they’re going to get a whole lot richer. Money making machines.
- Socality Barbie on Instagram is a hilarious (but kind of sad) showcase of the pretty curated life of Instagram users. A Portland-based photographer perusing the #liveauthentic hashtag thought it was pretty funny how inauthentic all the photos appeared. It’s pretty funny, lol.
- Facebook is working on a new app that lets you view 360-degree videos.
- LinkedIn has launched “LinkedIn ‘original’ Lists – curated lists that include professional accounts based on certain categories. Their first list is called Next Wave and features 150+ people (LinkedIn accounts) who are transforming 15 different industries. The goal? “If the broader membership reads this list and finds ideas about what they can be doing to be more successful, if this helps generate partnerships or new businesses, then that’s an incredible success… I would love for this to turn into something where we’re sorting through more data and insights, so that five years down the line, 10 years down the line, everyone is saying, ‘I heard about that CEO from Linkedin.’”
- When it comes to social media, the generational divide is stark. Interesting infographic shows what kind of content resonates with which age groups on social media.
- Interesting: games and social media may change the hiring game. Ditch the resumes and interviews, let’s judge someone by how they play a game. There’s even a platform that can create data banks of potential job seekers based on social media profiles (even before they apply).
- Unsurprisingly millenials are oversharing online and almost one in three have received a warning from their boss about what they’ve posted. I am all for sharing on social media, but be smart about it.
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?!
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