Social Media Content Trends for 2020 and Beyond [Infographic]SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — A great example is the rise of Stories – a few years ago, Stories wasn’t even a consideration, and now more than a billion people use Stories every day across Facebook’s family of apps alone. That’s also helped boost the use of AR tools like face filters, while VR tools are also on the rise, along with home assistant devices, voice search, etc.
Fortnite’s black hole stunt is the kind of alpha energy we’re here forTECHCRUNCH.COM — likely already aware, Epic Games is pulling a massive PR stunt that has shrunk the world’s most popular game down to a single black hole. As part of Fortnite’s Season 10 live event, called “The End”, the entire Battle Royale Island was sucked into a black hole, with every Fortnite social media channel deleting all of its content save for a livestream of aforementioned black hole.
How to hide a billion dollarsECONOMIST.COM — SO YOU’VE STOLEN a billion dollars. That was the easy part. The country of which you are president may be poor, which is a pity, but it is also lawless, which creates opportunities. The auditors, police and prosecutors who should have slapped the hand you put in the treasury chose to kiss it…
Instagram is Looking to Bring Direct Messaging to its Web AppSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — This will be welcome news to many Instagram marketers. According to a new finding by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Instagram is looking to bring its Direct messaging functions to its web interface. That would make Instagram’s messaging tools more widely accessible, with specific benefits for those in regions where mobile connectivity is not always present, or possible, due to data limits and the like.
Friday deadline alert: Apply to TC Top Picks @ Disrupt Berlin 2019TECHCRUNCH.COM — We dedicate this countdown post to all the early-stage startup founders who hunger for an opportunity to break new ground. This is the final week you can apply to be a TC Top Pick and exhibit your startup — for free — in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. The application window remains open until this Friday, 18 October at 12 p.(PT).
Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learningTECHCRUNCH.COM — Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. “We’ve spent a little over two years doing research and development before we launched the app in 2018 in France,” co-founder and CMO Aurore Tran told me.
The sad decline of ThatcherismECONOMIST.COM — ON OCTOBER 7TH a flock of Thatcherites made their way to Banqueting House to celebrate the publication of the third and final volume of Charles Moore’s biography of the great prime minister. The heavens rained cats and dogs. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the Mall with makeshift…
Darren Cox’s long and winding road to esports racingVENTUREBEAT.COM — Darren Cox took the long way to esports industry. He spent a couple of decades in the automotive industry at the alliance between carmakers Renault and Nissan. He handled franchising, digital marketing, product management, sponsorships, events, and other things. He’s big fan of the racing video…
7 Crucial Reasons to Use Content Marketing To Evolve Your LeadTRICKYENOUGH.COM — Lead generation isn’t as easy as it was a few years back. Due to the rapid growth of competition, it has become challenging for businesses to generate leads that are more likely to convert. This goes especially for those businesses that are either startups or are operating on a low budget. However, if you are looking for a way to leverage your efforts, you can trust content marketing to do the job for you. .
Elizabeth Warren masterfully calls out Facebook’s problematic ad policyMASHABLE.COM — Elizabeth Warren is actively trying to raise awareness about Facebook’s problematic ad policy ahead of the 2020 election, and she’s getting especially creative with her tactics. The Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate recently invested in a series of Facebook ads that target both Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg with intentionally false information.
‘Jexi’ is, unfortunately, a movie fit for our timesMASHABLE.COM — In his recent New York Times op-ed, “How to Stop Superhuman A.Before It Stops Us,” Dr. Stuart Russell, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, advises people to create artificial intelligence machines that work toward our (human) objectives rather than their nonhuman ones.
eBay, Stripe, Mastercard, and Visa leave Facebook’s Libra AssociationVENTUREBEAT.COM — (Reuters) — Facebook’s ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered severe setbacks on Friday, as major payment companies including Mastercard and Visa quit the group behind the project. The two companies announced they would leave the association Friday afternoon, as did eBay, Stripe, and Latin American payments company Mercado Pago.
Instagram Strategies for Shopping SeasonLP.BUFFER.COM — We have always found there to be a direct correlation on what people see on tentree’s Instagram to what is purchased online and in stores. We have heard on countless occasions of people going to a store that sells tentree with a screenshot of an item found from our Instagram. Consumers seek connection with brands, and one of the best ways to start building relationships is to use Instagram as a way to bridge the gap between your business and consumers.
5 Key Elements of a High Converting Facebook PostBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Most brands usually have one of two goals when they post on Facebook: engagement or conversions. Both metrics matter, but depending on what your goals are, one will typically matter more. If your goal is to increase website traffic, a Facebook post with a high like…
Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacksTECHCRUNCH.COM — has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. Today Instagram launched “Create” mode in Stories, which brings the app beyond the camera and makes it a more omnipurpose social network. Instagram has added an “On This Day” option that shows a random feed post you shared on the same calendar date in the past.
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