Social Media News Roundup 5.11.18

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Here are all the weekends Social Media Stories you need to catch up on today.

One way Twitter’s ad archive improves on Facebook’s

As the midterms approach, a central question has been how campaigns would adapt to the fact their digital ads were now public. (The Verge)

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts. (BBC)

How to See Which Facebook Advertisers Have Your Info

If you use Facebook (or even if you don’t) you probably know that advertisers have some information about you. Targeted ads are Facebook’s special juice, and scroll down your timeline will likely prove that the ads you’re seeing are anything but random. (LifeHacker)

Snapchat will display polling locations in its Snap Map on Election Day

In preparation for the US midterm elections on November 6th, Snapchat is now adding election-themed lenses and filters that will guide voters to their polling locations through its Snap Map on Election Day. (The Verge)

Pinterest Debuts Promoted Carousel Ad Formats

Pinterest has introduced a self-service ad format called Promoted Carousel that lets advertisers include up to five images in their spots for the first time. (AdWeek)

YouTube might come to Nintendo Switch on November 8th

In the wake of hints from this spring, people searching Nintendo's website for games have received suggestions for a Switch-native YouTube app that would be available November 8th. (Engadget)

Millions watched Fortnite’s Cube event live on YouTube and Twitch

Known as the “Butterfly Event,” players got to witness major changes to the map live for the first time since the infamous Rocket Launch. (Dexerto)

Better Social Media Stock: Snap Inc. vs. Twitter Inc.

The market clearly favours Twitter over Snap -- the former rallied more than 40% this year, while the latter plunged over 50%. Let's examine both stocks to see if those trends will continue into 2019. (The Fool)









Stuart Hall