Social Media News Roundup 12.11.18

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Once $500k, Snapchat’s AR ads are now cheap and luring in smaller advertisers

Snapchat helped pioneer augmented reality advertising, but the ad format, like many shiny experiences, was too expensive at a $500,000 minimum for most brands. Now, thanks to a $50 tier introduced earlier this year, agencies say more clients have been willing to try the experience. (TechCrunch)

How 39 Major Businesses Use Instagram Stories (Infographic)

Instagram Stories have about 300 million active daily users -- and one-third of the most-viewed Stories come from businesses, according to an infographic (entrepreneur)

LinkedIn Learning now includes 3rd party content and Q&A interactive features

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with some 580 million users, took a big step into professional development and education when it acquired Lynda.com for $1.5 billion and used it as the anchor for LinkedIn Learning. (TechCrunch)

Pinterest gets a redesigned feed that looks a lot like Instagram

First launched back in March, Pinterest’s friend feed provided a dedicated section of the service where you could follow posts from other users. Now, this feed is getting a redesign, removing the tiled images in favor of a simpler single column of posts, Instagram-style. (The Verge)


Facebook Portal needs more. At least it just added YouTube

o offset the creepiness of having Facebook’s  camera and microphone in your house, its new Portal video chat gadget needs best-in-class software.(TechCrunch)

Welcome to the Age of the Hour-Long YouTube Video

ONE MONTH AGO, a dog I have never met died. His owners are YouTubers Simon and Martina, a Canadian couple who make videos about the delicious food they eat in Tokyo, where they live. (Wired)



Stuart Hall