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Twitter Invites Researchers to Join State-Based Misinformation Consortium

September 22, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Twitter’s looking to expand its partnerships with external academic research teams in order to identify large-scale patterns in platform manipulation, with the company today opening up applications to become part of its Twitter Moderation Research Consortium (TMRC), a selected group […]


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Meta Announces Facebook Reels API to Enable Reels Sharing via Third Party Apps

September 19, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Meta’s looking to help more creators and brands lean into Reels with the launch of the Facebook Reels API, which will enable the posting of Reels clips via third-party video creation apps and social media management tools. That will complement […]


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YouTube’s Looking to Provide Direct Monetization for Shorts, a Big Shift in the Short-Form Content Battle

September 16, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Could this be a killer blow for TikTok and its short-form video leadership? That might sound like an extreme take, but YouTube, via YouTube Shorts, is ramping up its pitch for top short-form creative talent, with The New York Times […]


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TikTok brand loyalty soars as Instagram, Facebook lose ground

September 15, 2022

Via: Marketing Dive

This year’s list of loyalty leaders in many ways reflects the challenges and opportunities businesses face amid shifting consumer interests due to economic uncertainty and the retreat of pandemic-related restrictions. TikTok, which has quickly become the darling of social media, […]


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Pinterest Launches New Campaign to Highlight Freedom of Expression in the App

September 12, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Pinterest is launching a new promotional campaign in which it looks to further distance itself from its social network roots, by framing Pinterest as a more positive space, free of the judgment and criticism that comes with those ‘other’ apps. […]


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Twitter Shares New Insights into the Role that Tweets Play in the Broader News Ecosystem

September 12, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

You know what really grinds Twitter’s gears? The fact that its cultural influence extends far beyond its 238 million total mDAU, a figure that puts it well behind most other social apps in terms of direct usage. For years, Twitter […]


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TikTok Announces New Programming and Creative Effects for Fashion Month

September 9, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

TikTok has announced a new series of activations for Fashion Month 2022, including a creator showcase, live stream programming, new digital effects, and more. As explained by TikTok: “This season, Fashion Month is centered on #FashionForYou, an all-encompassing celebration of […]


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Snapchat Provides New Voter Registration and Awareness Tools Ahead of US Midterms

September 8, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

With the US midterms fast approaching, Snapchat has today detailed some new steps that it’s taking to encourage its users to vote, or register to vote, in preparation for upcoming polls. Snapchat has proven itself to be a key connector […]


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Twitter Tests New Labels, Control Options When Switching Between ‘Latest’ and ‘Home’ Timelines

September 6, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Twitter’s trying out yet another option to give users more control over their tweet experience, with updated descriptions and icons when switching between the algorithm-defined and latest tweet timelines. As you can see in this example, the new presentation makes […]


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Messenger Adds ‘Group Invite Links’ to Streamline Group Chat Connection

August 31, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Messenger has added a new feature called ’Group Invite Links’, which, as it sounds, gives group admins the capacity to quickly and easily invite people to Messenger group chats. As you can see in this example, posted by new Messenger […]


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Meta Invites Applications for the Third Phase of its ‘Community Accelerator’ Program

August 31, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Meta has opened up applications for the third iteration of its Community Accelerator Program, which provides training, advice and monetary support for community leaders to help them maximize their use of Facebook’s tools to facilitate growth. As explained by Meta: […]


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Instagram Launches New Tools to Help Refine Content Recommendations

August 30, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

The secret sauce of TikTok’s massive success is its highly attuned algorithm, which learns, literally within minutes, what you want to see more of, what you don’t like, and then translates that into an increasingly addictive stream of short video […]


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LinkedIn Announces New Certification Course Partnerships with Meta, IBM, Oracle and More

August 30, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

LinkedIn has announced a new series of educational partnerships with IBM, Meta, Oracle and more which will provide official certifications and recognitions for skills that you can then display on your LinkedIn profile. As explained by LinkedIn: “Over the last […]


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LinkedIn Provides New Insight into How it’s Improving the Quality of its Search Results

August 25, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Looking to get a better handle on LinkedIn, and how its algorithms surface certain content in different forms? Today, LinkedIn has shared a new overview of how it’s refining its search and discovery elements, with its search algorithm now putting […]


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TikTok Outlines its Preparations for the Upcoming US Midterms

August 17, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

As TikTok’s influence grows, it becomes an even biggerWith the US midterms coming up, every major social network is working to get ahead of an expected rush of misinformation, division, angst and hate, with each app deploying a range of […]


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Snapchat adds features to subscription service

August 17, 2022

Via: Business of Apps

Snapchat just added a series of new features to its Snapchat+ subscription service. As part of the $3.99 subscription bundle, users can now access more exclusive content that allows them to customise their experience. Snap added Priority Story Replies which […]


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LinkedIn tests New ‘Discover’ Feed, New Groups Elements in Order to Enhance Engagement

August 11, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

LinkedIn has announced some new updates to help facilitate more discovery and engagement in the app, including a new ‘Discover’ feed, more contextual info on job listings and updates for groups. Each of these updates has some level of functional […]


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Snapchat Launches Snapchat+ Service in India, at a Significantly Lower Price Point

August 10, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

This is one way to boost your ‘average revenue per user’ stats. A month after launching its new Snapchat+ subscription offering to users in predominantly western markets, Snap is now also making the option available in India – though at […]


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Instagram Expands NFT Display Options to More Than 100 Regions

August 4, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

While NFT sales continue to decline, and interest in the first wave of digital collectibles appears to be waning, Meta is expanding its support of digital collectibles, by making its NFT display option on Instagram available in more than 100 […]


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LinkedIn Publishes New ‘Framework’ for Events to Help Businesses Map Out their Events Strategy

August 3, 2022

Via: CMSWire

Are you planning on running an event – either virtual or IRL? LinkedIn could be a valuable supplementary channel for both the promotion, and even hosting of your events, with LinkedIn’s live events option gaining significant traction during the pandemic. […]