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 got some really weird selfie filters in a new update. Because I’ve always wanted to puke rainbows… lol.
- There are also a few other more interesting Snapchat updates including trophy milestones for certain Snapchat usage, pay to replay, no more number countdown on snaps, and the ability to save snap texts. (I wanted to say ‘snap chats’ but that is really confusing). There’s also a new breakdown of friend emojis.
- I guess Facebook is finally getting a Dislike button. (More of an empathy button). Techcrunch thinks the dislike button could really just be emoji reactions, which the company has apparently patented.
- Here are four other key takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s recent Facebook talk including “video and virtual reality are the next frontiers of communication.”
- I think this closer look at the Kardashian sisters’ new app is interesting: Because the app requires a monthly $2.99, it means whoever is buying it are actual fans. This will tune out the Internet trolls/critics/negativity, keeping fan interactions positive.
- Are you guilty of this? A study says sleepy teenagers are waking up in the middle of the night to check social media.
- There’s an app called Foodie, which is meant to help you decide where to eat for lunch in a very Tinder-swipe style interface. Interesting!
- It should now be easier for journalists to find trending topics, photos, and video on Facebook and Instagram to be used in their storytelling/reporting. Introducing curation tool “Signal” for Facebook and Instagram.
- You can now donate to politicians through Twitter. They’ve teamed up with Square to enable Americans to donate directly to a US candidate through a tweet. It’s the ‘fastest, easiest way to maek an online donation, and the most effective way for campaigns to execute tailored digital fundraising in real time.’
- I thought this was cool: They may be super commonplace now, but meet the first couple who created an official wedding hashtag.
- You can now block pop-up ads in Apple’s iOS 9 and this update has prompted a bit of backlash and a lot of worries from publishers/content producers relying on advertisements for revenue.
- 300 apps have been removed from the Apple App Store are discovering they were infected. A lot of the apps are popular in China.
- Basically, you should avoid doing ‘Ask me Anything’ type things when you’re someone like Donald Trump.
- Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?!
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