Social Media Daily News Roundup 7.12.18

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Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'

Emails written by Facebook's chief and his deputies show the firm struck secret deals to give some developers special access to user data while refusing others, according to MPs. (BBC)

FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping

Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook  is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. (TechCrunch)

Twitter’s year in review reveals the most quoted, retweeted, and liked tweets of 2018

The company has posted its 2018 recap of the most popular tweets on the platform. In all, 2018 saw 125 million hashtags tweeted every day as well as 500 million GIFs. The most tweeted account was the Korean pop boy band BTS. (FastCompany)

How to make your Instagram 'Top Nine' for 2018

The holidays are upon us and, for Instagram users, that can only mean one thing: it's time to make your "top nine" collage. (Mashable)

The Internet Is Loving Instagram's Latest Glitch

Instagram said on Thursday it was aware of an issue that’s making bars appear over photos, as some users of the social network wondered if garbled images were just an attempt at artistic expression. (Bloomburg)

YouTube’s creators hit meme bingo in Rewind 2018

YouTube today released the 2018 edition of Rewind, its Year-in-Review performance art piece, in which it acknowledged the major trends on the platform. And no surprise, it was full of references to Fortnite, K-pop, and, of course, Drake. (TNW)

7 things to think about voice

The next few years will see voice automation take over many aspects of our lives. Although voice won’t change everything, it will be part of a movement that heralds a new way to think about our relationship with devices, screens, our data and interactions. (TechCrunch)

Stuart Hall