Social Media News Roundup 07.09.18

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Alex Jones and Infowars permanently suspended from Twitter and Periscope after new content violations

Twitter has finally put an end to the ongoing controversy over how it has refused to completely shut down the accounts of Alex Jones and his online media site Infowars after a number of people complained about abusive content. (TechCrunch)

Facebook Co-Founder Sees More Regulation for Social Networks

Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook Inc., said social networks are heading for more regulation and change, as political pressures mount and users fragment into specialized interests (Bloomberg).

Now you can see which emoji you use most on Instagram

Instagram rolled out personalized emoji shortcuts on Thursday. Now, when you click the comment button below a post, a bar appears above the text field with the eight emoji you most frequently use on Instagram.  (MashableUK)

Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing  

Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include access to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature (TechCrunch)

Instagram isn't sure how users are supposed to make money off its new IGTV platform

The life of a social media influencer can be utterly incomprehensible for those of us with real jobs (not that “pop culture news writer” counts as a real job), but it seems like even Instagram itself isn’t too sure about how its users are supposed to make money off of its now IGTV platform. (AV News)

YouTube is finally enabling a dark mode on its Android app

YouTube introduced a dark mode for its desktop app last year, then rolled it out for iOS users in March this year. In July, Google announced that Android users would be able to switch from the usual white background on YouTube to the new dark them (TechRadar)

Paul McCartney Will Play a Free Concert on YouTube Friday

YouTube will host a live Paul McCartney concert Friday, Sept. 7, a coup for the company’s live streaming services. (Fortune)

In this episode of the social show we head over to Cision HQ to meet with president Abe Smith and discuss "visual recognition technology" Share IQ was a recent acquisition by Cision which does more than the logo recognition you see in some social listening tools.



Stuart Hall