Social Media Daily News Roundup 29.08.18


You can now apply to get a verified badge on Instagram — here’s how

The blue verified badge is an important way for you to know that the account you are interacting with is the authentic presence of a notable public figure, celebrity, global brand or entity. Today we are enabling a new way for accounts that reach large audiences and meet our criteria to request verification through a form within the Instagram app. (Techrunch)


Facebook has removed all cross-posted tweets

Facebook users are complaining the company has removed the cross-posted tweets they had published to their profiles as Facebook updates. The posts’ removal took place following the recent API change that prevented Twitter users from continuing to automatically publish their tweets to Facebook.  (TechCrunch)

Snapchat Continues Its Surge Among U.S. Teens, While Facebook Free Falls

Snapchat is the social network of choice among teens in the U.S., with Facebook declining in that age group but maintaining its grip on older users, according to the latest findings from eMarketer. (adweek)

 The Economist explains How YouTube deals with inappropriate videos

Youtube makes it clear what is prohibited on the site: nudity, incitement to violence, threats, the disclosure of private information, and so on. The company kills off accounts that post certain types of video, such as those containing violent extremism. (Economist) 

YouTube, Twitch creators cry foul over Logan Paul, KSI post-fight copyright strikes

YouTube culture, whether creators dedicate their channels to memes, react to videos or commentary, is reliant on fair use. That’s why the entire community is crying foul in wake of KSI’s management team issuing copyright strikes against anyone using short clips of his fight with Logan Paul for their own videos. (Polygon)

How Instagram is enticing beauty brands and influencers with IGTV and custom face filters

Instagram is heavily courting beauty brands and beauty influencers through the recent launches of IGTV and custom Instagram Stories filters. The two new features borrow from competitors: IGTV from YouTube and custom filters from Snapchat. (DigiDay)

This colourful graphic puts the social-media universe in eye-catching perspective

The World Economic Forum and the Visual Capitalist on Tuesday jointly published a chart that put into perspective the global reach and impact of social media giants like Facebook Inc. FB, -0.68% which boasts 2.2 billion monthly average users and has exceeded 50% market penetration. (MarketWatch)

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