Social Media Daily News Roundup 03.08.18
Here are the stories you that you need to know about today, Musical.ly merges with TikToc, Facebook head of security leaves, Instagram CEO speaks about 2-year journey of stories, YouTube replicates stories for some users
Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos has left the company to become a fellow at nearby Stanford University. His departure had been expected following news in March that Facebook was reorganising its security division. (BBC)
Playable ads — the ads users can demo from within the ad — are now available globally in the Facebook News Feed. Advertisers can set these ads up in the Facebook UI after selecting the app install campaign objective. (MarketingLand)
WhatsApp Business is adding more customer service features to chat with consumers, including a way for people to click on Facebook ads to chat with companies via WhatsApp (CNBC)
“I think the mistake everyone made was to think that Stories was a photography product,” says Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. “If you look at all these interactivity features we’ve added, we’ve really made Stories something else. We’ve really innovated and made it our own.” (TechCrunch)
Because all the cool kids are doing it and Google wants to be as hip and relevant as possible, select lucky users seem to have scored social Stories in YouTube on both iOS and Android. Reports PhoneArena
More than 13 years and millions of uploads later, the tiny video startup that began life above a pizzeria has grown so large that entire neighbourhoods must be reshaped to meet its needs (Business Insider)
Teenagers, who before the advent of social media approached plastic surgery as a way to look like their favourite celebrities, are now undergoing the same to resemble their filtered selfies. (IBT)
Following the passing of Apple’s visionary co-founder Steve Jobs in October 2011, people questioned what the future might have in store for the iconic tech company, and Jobs’ chosen successor CEO Tim Cook.
This AdWeek feature looks at the relationship between Social Media and E-commerce and sees if it really is a match made in heaven, nice thought leadership article to read if you have some time.
Marcus Wilson Interview
Listen to Jungle Creations own Marcus Wilson as he talks us through what makes for good instagram content.