Social Media Update 17.06.19


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A weekly annotated curation of significant social web platform developments from the previous week, with links and carping marginalia as needed . . . Posted every Monday morning or thereabouts.  

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Love the Numbers

Messaging apps (Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack , Telegram, WeChat and Viber in rank order of interest to marketers) are still not playing a serious role in digital marketing according to Buffer’s 2019 State of Social report. Although those who use them have seen successes—Social Chain’s WhatsApp group “has seen an open rate of over 98% and a click-through rate of 25%”—50% of marketers were not planning to use messaging apps in 2019.

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Yubo

Yes Yubo, a relatively new app for teenagers out of France designed specifically to facilitate more personal interaction rather than passive observation of all the supposedly chill things others are doing. It even includes video rooms in which you can host a group live stream. As Continue reading "Social Media Update 17.06.19"

Social Media Update 10.06.19


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A weekly annotated curation of significant social web platform developments from the previous week, with links and carping marginalia as needed . . . Posted every Monday morning or thereabouts.  
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Love the Numbers

According to Americans — Who’s to blame for made up news? Politicians. Who should fix it? The media. I guess that’s because it’s too much to ask that politicians stop playing fast and loose with facts . . . and lying. (Pew Research Center’s latest study.) ***********************************

Instagram

Continuing its battle with the popular teen app TikTok, Instagram is adding a karaoke-like feature “lets you displays lyrics on your video Story synced to a soundtrack you’ve added with the Music sticker.” TechCrunch’s story about the upgrade explains how to use it.

Tinder

Hook-up app Tinder is trying to make itself more inclusive by letting sexual orientation or gender identity be added to a user’s profile: “When a Tinder user taps Continue reading "Social Media Update 10.06.19"

Social Media Update 03.06.19


This post is by Boyd Neil from Boyd Neil


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A weekly annotated curation of significant social web platform developments from the previous week, with links and carping marginalia as needed . . . Posted every Monday morning or thereabouts.  

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Love the Numbers

The first study, reported recently in a Nieman Lab article by John Wihbey called ‘Journalists know they need to get better with data and statistics, but they have a long way to go’, found that there “was a modest correlation between the partisanship of the personal network a journalist follows on Twitter and the content she produces . . . There is solid evidence of partisan segregation stretching across the news and social media worlds, and society should be worried about trends that might make polarization worse over time.”

The second chart—based on a UK study by Ofcomm called Online Nation 2019— is of more concern given what it says about the prevalence of online harassment and ‘potentially harmful Continue reading "Social Media Update 03.06.19"