Social Media News Roundup 19.09.18

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Pinterest launches API that lets brands find and track influencers

Today, the social network rolled out a new API intended to help brands find and keep track of influencers (Venture Beat)

Facebook Watch gives older videos new life

For Fremantle, the studio that co-produces popular entertainment shows like “Britain’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor,” Facebook Watch is a marketing tool for it to keep global audiences interested when shows aren’t being broadcast. (DigiDay)

Facebook accused of discriminating against women with targeted job adverts

Facebook is discriminating against women by helping employers run job adverts that target only men, civil rights campaigners have claimed. (Telegraph)

Instagram’s ‘IGTV’ Users Aren’t Catching on to ‘Long-Form’

Five issues with Instagram’s long-form vertical video product ‘IGTV’

YouTube will close YouTube Gaming, move it all to the main site

In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s dedicated YouTube Gaming app will soon cease to exist. The app will officially be retired In March 2019. (Mashable)

Ninja becomes first Twitch streamer to feature on cover of ESPN

Ninja has said he is ‘so excited’ to become the first professional gamer to land an ESPN cover. Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, is known as the Fortnite God and is pretty much the hottest gamer on Twitch right now. He has landed his own ESPN Magazine cover which will be officially revealed this week on ESPN Sportcenter. (Metro)

The Circle: Viewers confused by new Channel 4 social media show

THE CIRCLE launched on Channel 4 last night, the brand new show which sees contestants constricted to an apartment and only contacting others through the premise of a constructed social media platform.

 FInd out who made the shortlist for Social Media Marketer of the Year.

FInd out who made the shortlist for Social Media Marketer of the Year.

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