Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages for up to 10 minutes
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Facebook has finally made good on its promise to let users unsend chat after TechCrunch discovered Mark Zuckerberg had secretly retracted some of his Facebook Messages from recipients. Today Facebook Messenger globally rolls out “Remove for everyone” to help you pull back typos, poor choices, embarassing thoughts, or any other message.
LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service
TECHCRUNCH.COM — LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written work, shared news and other content. Now it’s taking its next step in the medium in earnest. Today, the company is launching live video, giving people and organizations the ability to broadcast real-time video to select groups, or to the world at large.
14 Resources for Creating Beautiful Social Media Images
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Hundreds of millions of images are shared on social media every day, but chances are only a few actually make you stop scrolling and pay attention. What do they have in common? They’re high-quality, visually appealing, and shareable. Building a library of eye-catching…
7 Exciting Things to Try on Instagram in 2019
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Trying new things doesn’t always pay off (hello, bangs), but Instagram has made it easier than ever to get results from their shiny new offerings. With new features and updates announced so frequently, the possibilities on Instagram seem endless. But, this can get…
Will bitcoin’s price crash cut into its energy use?
ECONOMIST.COM — Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. WHEN GOLD prices fall, precious-metals firms suspend exploration and close mines with high operating costs. In theory, bitcoin miners should act similarly. Although bitcoin is a virtual currency, it is…
Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?
TECHCRUNCH.COM — The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, even without Facebook being fined a dime.
The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy
BLOG.BUFFERAPP.COM — This post is part of our Instagram Marketing Strategy series. The series provides you with actionable insights and lessons on how businesses are using Instagram. Next up, Nick Dimichino shares exactly how Square’s been able to grow an engaged following on Instagram. When your product powers…
How to Manage a Social Media Crisis: A Practical Guide for Brands
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social On social media, things can move blindingly fast. Sometimes, it’s an Instagram post of an egg going inexplicably viral. But sometimes, it’s a PR crisis that seems to come out of nowhere. Your best chance to make it through a social media crisis is to prepare ahead of…
Nike’s Secret to Success on Instagram: Building an Engaged Community
BLOG.BUFFERAPP.COM — This post is part of our Instagram Marketing Strategy series. The series provides you with actionable insights and lessons on how businesses are using Instagram. Next up, Wes Warfield from Nike shares how it handles engagement on Instagram. Chances are you’ve come across Nike on Instagram at one…
How Blenders Eyewear Creates Profitable Instagram Ad Campaigns
BLOG.BUFFERAPP.COM — This post is part of our Instagram Marketing Strategy series. The series provides you with actionable insights and lessons on how businesses are using Instagram. Next up, Grace McLaughlin shares how how Blenders Eyewear uses Instagram ads to grow its business. “We are a visual brand with a…
How Instagram Helps Callie’s to Serve Over 250,000 Customers Per Year
Building an eCommerce Business with Instagram Ads: From Zero to $100K
BLOG.BUFFERAPP.COM — This post is part of our Instagram Marketing Strategy series. The series provides you with actionable insights and lessons on how businesses are using Instagram. Next up, Remi Silva shares how his company, Blank Tag Co., grew from zero to $100,000 in revenue using Instagram ads. In February…
Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting
TECHCRUNCH.COM — crack down on non-consensual ad targeting last year will finally produce results. In March, TechCrunch discovered Facebook planned to require advertisers to pledge that they had permission to upload someone’s phone number or email address for ad targeting. That tool debuted in June, though there was no verification process and Facebook just took businesses at their word despite the financial incentive to lie.
NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion
FORBES.COM — Soaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher.The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead the way, worth $4 billion by…
7 Creative Ways Brands Are Using Polls in Instagram Stories
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social A mind-blowing 500 million Stories are posted on Instagram every day. Whether you’re part of the 50 percent of brands who are already creating Stories, or the other 50 percent who should definitely be thinking about it, you’re probably wondering: how do you keep your…
iOS 12.2 beta includes new Animojis and fake 5G logo
TECHCRUNCH.COM — released a new beta version of iOS 12.2 yesterday. While the final version isn’t available just yet, here’s what you should expect: new Animojis and a fake 5G logo if you’re an AT&T customer. If you have an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR, you’ll see new animals in the Animoji collection. As 9to5mac spotted, you will be able to record a video message and replace your head with a giraffe, an owl, a shark or a warthog.
How to Use Facebook Lookalike Audiences: The Complete Guide
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Facebook Lookalike Audiences can help you find your new best customers. The tool draws from learnings about your most successful customers to find new people who are likely to be good customers, too. Think of it as a sophisticated audience matchmaker for marketers. You…
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