Social Media News Roundup 11.09.18

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Dazed launches new beauty vertical, starting on Instagram

Dazed Media, which publishes fashion and lifestyle titles including Dazed, AnOther and Nowness, is launching a new beauty vertical. But instead of starting with a website or print magazine, it’s launching on Instagram. (DigiDay)

Pinterest Just Topped the 250 Million Monthly User Mark

Pinterest now has more than 250 million monthly users, and more than 175 billion ideas have been saved on its network.

LinkedIn sucks

I hate LinkedIn. I open it out of habit and accept everyone who adds me because I don’t know why I wouldn’t. There is no clear benefit to the social network. I’ve never met a recruiter on there. I’ve never gotten a job. (TechCrunch)

Meet SelfieCircus and 8 more in Snapchat’s new startup accelerator

Snapchat is hedging its bets as its social network shrinks. Today Snap  Inc. revealed the first class of its startup accelerator called Yellow that offers $150,000 in funding and creativity-centric business education in exchange for what a source says is a seven to 10% equity stake. (TechCrunch)

Facebook and Its Users Are Telling Different Stories

A poll finds that Americans are less connected to the social media site, yet the company’s own data show little change. (Bloomberg)

Snapchat Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan Resigns

Imran Khan, Snap’s chief strategy officer for nearly four years, is planning to exit the company. (The Verge)

Instagram may soon let you tag your friends in videos

So you can tell them when they star in an embarrassing clip you've posted. (Engadget)

Teens know social media is manipulative, but they still use it more than ever

The organization Common Sense Media released a research report on Monday that aims to paint a picture of the role that social media plays in teens' lives. Entitled 'Social Media, Social Life,' the survey covered topics like how much and what kinds of social media teens use. (Mashable)

The Social Media Marketing Show! In this show Stuart interviews Sam Wilson from The Advertising Standards Authority Lucy cheekily plugs her own little book. Social Media Tool of The Week is Mikz Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

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