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Infographic Illustrates A Year’s Worth of Facebook News Feed Updates

Infographic Illustrates A Year’s Worth of Facebook News Feed Updates

Every time Facebook makes an update to its News Feed, businesses get nervous because there’s always the chance the algorithm will start showing their posts to less people organically. This, as I’m sure you know, has been an ongoing issue for Facebook Pages in general over the past couple of years. Not all updates hurt all Pages. You’ve probably found …

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More People Are Becoming Everyday Instagrammers

More People Are Becoming Everyday Instagrammers

Instagram has seen a significant jump in user engagement over the past year, according to a new study from Pew. In September of 2014, 49% of Instagram users reported using the site every day. Now, that number has climbed to 59%. In fact, over three-quarters of Instagram users reported checking their feeds at least once a week. As you can …

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YouTube’s Newest Creative Studio Is Coming to Mumbai

YouTube’s Newest Creative Studio Is Coming to Mumbai

Google has announced the location of its newest YouTube Space – Mumbai, India. It’s the second such creative space in Asia (Tokyo). YouTube Spaces, a project first launched in 2012, provides places “where creators can collaborate, innovate and experiment with new content for audiences around the world to watch and love.” These spaces help foster YouTube videomakers creativity via workshops, …

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Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News

Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News

We know that Twitter is looking to get into the breaking news game in a big way. People already use Twitter as a main source for their news, and the company is taking steps to make it an even bigger part of the platform. The company is currently testing a new breaking news section that appears on its mobile apps …

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Another Infographic Takes A Crack At The ‘Science’ Of Instagram

Another Infographic Takes A Crack At The ‘Science’ Of Instagram

A couple months ago, we looked at an infographic that took on the “science of brands on Instagram,” which quite a few marketers seemed to enjoy. MarketingProfs is now pointing to another interesting one from “social media scientist” Dan Zarrella called “The Science of Instagram” based on a study of 1,494,175 photos from 538,270 users. Some takeaways are that more …

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YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

Some in the UK feel that YouTube videos, like movies and other forms of art/media, need age ratings. According to The Guardian, YouTube and Vevo have collaborated with two organizations – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – to make sure new music videos made in the UK come with age ratings. “Keeping …

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Shareaholic Adds More Sites To Follow Button Lineup

Shareaholic Adds More Sites To Follow Button Lineup

Shareaholic, the company behind the popular social media button share tools, announced that it has added some new sites to its Follow Button lineup. In other words, sites can use these buttons to get people to follow them on more services. The new additions include GitHub, Etsy, and Houzz. “Are you a tech guru with a specialty, or a blossoming …

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Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Do you remember Facebook Notes? Believe it or not, you can still write notes on Facebook. A relic of the past, Facebook notes have pretty much fallen out of favor with the social networking crowd. This might be the first time you’ve even thought about them in years. Go try to compose a new note on Facebook. Trust me, it’ll …

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There’s A Lot Going On With Flipboard

There’s A Lot Going On With Flipboard

Flipboard, the popular news-reading app, has been adding quite a few features to its user experience. Notably, they launched a web version earlier this year, and followed that with private group magazines, making it a better tool for businesses, classrooms, clubs, friends, and families. More recently, they added a “compose” button, which lets users ask readers questions, quote from a …

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Facebook Pages See Decreased Engagement [Report]

Facebook Pages See Decreased Engagement [Report]

Facebook Pages saw slight growth in organic likes in July, according to a report from Locowise, which studied 5,000 pages. Growth was 0.21% in July, which was up from 0.2% growth in May. “This number was at 0.1% for the largest pages, those with over 1 million page likes,” says Locowise’s Marko Saric. “Even the smallest pages, those with less …

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Here’s Why Twitter Just Became A Lot Better For Customer Service

Here’s Why Twitter Just Became A Lot Better For Customer Service

Twitter is rolling out a major feature that should help businesses better take care of customer service and engage with customers privately. It could also encourage customers to engage more with businesses using Twitter in the first place. A couple months ago, Twitter indicated it would lift the 140-character limit constraint of direct messages, and this week, it officially announced …

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Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, temporarily banned reddit earlier in the week. Blocking the specific post …

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