Social Media Daily News Roundup 26.11.18

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SocialDay’s Young Marketer of the year in the Times

A Scottish teenager who fought cancer while studying for exams is on track to earn a six-figure sum after launching a social media talent agency. (Times)

Instagram's Latest Update Deemphasizes Follower Counts

A few weeks ago, Instagram profiles displayed follower and following counts quite prominently, placing a heavy emphasis on a user's total number of connections on the app. Now, the company has vastly redesigned profiles, strongly deemphasizing numbers and giving attention to bios. (Fstoppers)

Facebook documents seized by MPs investigating privacy breach

A cache of Facebook documents has been seized by MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Rarely used parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details. (BBC)

Twitter reunites long-lost cruise ship friends

Two childhood "best friends" were reunited on Saturday after one of them asked Twitter users for help finding her old pal. (Fox News)

LinkedIn used 18 million non-user e-mails to target Facebook ads

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a report last week (via TechCrunch) that covered its activities during the first six months of 2018, in which it highlighted a complaint against LinkedIn. It found that the company used millions of e-mail addresses of non-LinkedIn users to target ads on Facebook. (The Verge)

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit

A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. (TechCrunch)

10 questions with... Cecilia Dominici, head of social media, news and content for Cancer Research UK

The Drum speaks to individuals who are bringing something a little different to the industry and talks to them about what insights and life experience they can offer the rest of us. (The Drum)



Stuart Hall