Social Media News Roundup 9.10.18

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Google is shutting down Google+ after it exposed user data and neglected to tell anyone

Apparently Google+ users weren’t the only ones not paying attention to the social network. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Google discovered a “software glitch” earlier this year that allowed third-party developers access to some 500,000 private profile data since 2015, including “full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status.” (PCworld)

WTF are Facebook’s first-party cookies for pixel?

Amid the rise of government regulations on data privacy and restrictions from browsers on tracking, Facebook won’t let the lifeblood of its advertising system fall. The platform has released first-party cookies for Facebook Pixel, an expansion of its current system of third-party cookies, so advertisers can keep tracking user activity on other sites and retarget them with Facebook ads. Here’s what marketers need to know: (DigiDay)

Facebook Portal video chat screens raise privacy concerns

Facebook is launching two video call machines for the home in the midst of its latest data breach scandal. (BBC)

See Exactly How Fake Your Twitter Followers Are

My wife and I have about the same number of Twitter followers—16k and 14k respectively—but her tweets consistently outperform mine. In fact, according to the SparkScore tool from the Twitter marketing service SparkToro, (Lifehacker)

Snapchat Looks To Be the Home of Sports for the Next Generation

SportsCenter has been a huge success: over 17 million people a month tune in to SportsCenter on Snap,” said Nick Bell, VP, content, Snapchat. “What’s more impressive actually is that, of the 2½ million people that watch every single day, 70% of those come back at least three times a week. (Sports Video Group)

LinkedIn Acquired Employee Engagement Platform Glint

LinkedIn announced an agreement to acquire employee engagement platform Glint. (Adweek)

Pinterest battles its 'woman problem' as social network prepares to list

Social networking platform Pinterest has an issue with how it's perceived. At a press conference in San Francisco as part of Salesforce's Dreamforce conference this month, Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp told journalists Pinterest was working to combat the impression the social network only catered for women. (Sunday Morning Herald)

Meredith is developing 10 original shows for Instagram’s IGTV

Many media companies may be slowly wading into Instagram’s 3-month-old long-form video platform, IGTV, but not Meredith. The magazine publisher is developing a slate of 10 original series for IGTV, the first of which will premiere later this year, according to Andrew Snyder, svp of video at Meredith. (DigiDay)

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