Social Media News: Weekly Dirty 30

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Here’s this week’s wrap-up of news in the Social Media world with brief descriptions and links to READ MORE. Thanks to Danielle Kelehan, our Social Ninja!

Twitter

Dying star and we’re waiting for the end. Womp. Womp.

  • Cutting 9% of it’s employees.
  • Revenue continues to slow.
  • Unable to get an acquirer.

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Possibly Selling Vine – even the porn industry has shown interest since the announcement that Vine will be no more

 

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Shopping coming to IG 

Testing Live Feed through Stories – much like Facebook Live Video

Links, Mentions, and Boomerangs in Stories – more fun things!

 

Facebook

Schedule promotion for Live feed – For the less spontaneous

Threat to LinkedIn recruiting – About to give LinkedIn a run for the money by offering Job Postings

Testing Instant Games – Think “Words With Friends” meets “Candy Crush”

 

Snapchat

Snapalytics – Yay!

  • Metrics as open rates, views, average number of screen shots taken for each Snapchat story, number of followers for each company, completion rate, open rate and information on how followers learned about a particular Snapchat account as well as averages.

Rewind, World Filter, and Shareable Snaps!  – Snap is turning the tables on Insta.

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The Pin Collective –  Select Promoted Pins may be picked to join Elite Groups promoted to Pinners because of their great content

 

 

In other news…

Gfycat

  • Designed for iMessage, Gfycat lets you search for, send and create your own “Gfycat Loops,” which you can also augment with your own emojis and captions.

New Emojis to iOS 10.2 – Cheers for “fingers crossed” and “astronauts” 1-professions Social Media News: Weekly Dirty 30

5 Must Follow Artists on Snapchat – In case you want to be “the cool kid”

Another one for Influencer Marketing – Just the basic (and not so basic) laws

Et Tu, WhatsApp? – Testing out Snapchat-like stories, just like everyone else (insert eye roll)