Social Media News Roundup 17.10.18

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It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads

Who you call and what apps you use could determine what ads you see. (Recode)

Twitter is sending weird, cryptic messages to users and no one can figure out why

Twitter users were getting some unusual notifications on Tuesday afternoon, and no one's been able to figure out what they mean. (Business Insider)

Macaw will curate Twitter for you, help expand your network

Twitter  today inserts activity-based tweets into your timeline, alerting you to things like the popular tweets liked by people you follow, or those Twitter accounts that a lot of people in your network have just started to follow. (TechCrunch)

The Whisky Influencers of Instagram Reveal How To Land The Dream Job

Amass a large, engaged following on the social media platform and you can monetise your 'content creation' into a liveable wage.  (Forbes)

YouTube down: video service restored after overnight crash

YouTube experienced widespread broadcasting issues, affecting YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music, with the Google-owned streaming service down for almost two hours. (Independent)

Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network?

If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping through an old issue of Gourmet magazine. (ABCNews)

LadBible takes over social media rival UniLad

UniLad has been bought by its arch-rival internet company LadBible following a takeover process that laid bare the financial challenges facing online publishers. (Guardian)

Stuart Hall