Social Media Notes
Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!
- Political gaffes on social media will live on as Twitter announces it is reviving the ‘Politwoops’ site that archives deleted tweets from politicians.
- I don’t know about the claim that this guy is the ‘first true Snapchat celebrity’ (because, Kylie Jenner?) but apparently music producer/rapper Dj Khaled’s snaps about life and ‘keys to success’ are getting over 2 million views each snap.
- I am always so impressed with how talented some people are on Snapchat – check out some of the creative snaps this dad has been sharing – turning his baby into a superhero. Just amazing!
- Twitter continues to make efforts to clamp down on ‘abusive behaviour and hateful conduct’ clarifying rules around what the social network will not tolerate. “The updated rules explicitly state that users cannot promote violence or directly attack and threaten people on the basis of their race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Accounts that violate this and other rules may be immediately suspended.’ Which is kind of crazy that that wasn’t an explicitly-stated rule to begin with.
- We’ve got a whole bunch of messaging apps to choose from but there’s another one looking to catch our attention – WeChat has been downloaded more than a billion times in China and is hoping to break into the western market.
- Will Snapchat go public in 2016? That’s one of CNBC’s predictions for what’s head for social media this year. Read the rest here.
- Well, Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s Resolution is way cooler than any of ours: He’s planning on building a Jarvis-like artificial intelligence system that can help run his home and create virtual reality simulations for his work.
- Maybe good or bad news for brands on Facebook? Looks like they’re testing topical news feeds – letting users toggle from their main general feed as well as separate feeds that would focus on news, travel, style, etc.
- There was a piece a few weeks ago about how much supermodels like Kendall Jenner can make off of Instagram posts, this article brings it down to slightly less famous people and looks at how much they can make as social media stars breaking down by platform. Pretty interesting – a successful parody YouTuber makes $7,000 month while a style blogger with just over 100,000 followers can make $500 off an Instagram photo. I can think of a few local social media ‘celebs’ who are making some good money through brand partnerships! (Not me, yet? lol).
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