Social Media News Roundup 4.10.18

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Facebook tests Snap Map-style redesign of Nearby Friends

Helping friends meet up offline has been a massive missed opportunity for Facebook . Whether because the brand is too creepy or the politely opt-in 2015 rollout of its location sharing feature wasn’t creepy enough, Facebook Nearby Friends never quite took off. (TechCrunch)

LinkedIn is Improving Sponsored Content to Generate Higher-Quality Clicks

LinkedIn is working on a series of changes to sponsored content that are designed to generate more actionable clicks. (SEJ)

Twitter adds Data Saver feature to its iOS and Android apps

Twitter has released an updated version of its mobile app that includes an option to reduce data usage, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The new feature, called Data Saver, can now be flipped on as an option in Twitter’s settings. (The Verge)

Pinterest’s ‘More Ideas’ tab suggests new notions based on your old ones

Can’t get enough Pinterest ideas? Pinterest boards will now have a second section filled with suggestions based on your current pins and board topics. On Tuesday, October 2, Pinterest launched a new tab for boards called “More Ideas” to house personalised recommendations. (Digital Trends)

Reddit says it now has 1B video views per month

The message-board platform started hosting videos on its own in August of last year. (CNet)


Facebook adds A.I. to Marketplace for categorization, price suggestions and soon, visual search

Facebook  is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its Craigslist competitor, Facebook Marketplace, with the launch of new features powered by A.I. Specifically, the social network says it’s adding price range suggestions and auto-categorization features to make selling easier, and it says it’s testing camera features that would use A.I. to make product recommendations. (TechCrunch)

Influencers now have to follow these new rules when posting on Instagram

We've all seen what happens the moment a Love Islander literally steps off the plane at Stansted: Suddenly, their Instagram becomes a sea of #ad and #spon posts featuring 'detox' teas, hair extensions and outfits from certain online clothing brands (Cosmopolitan)

Facebook takes on Twitch and YouTube with video premieres

Facebook just ramped up its bid to compete with Twitch (and more recently, YouTube). (Engaget)

Stuart Hall