Social Media Daily News 15.01.19 🥚

Todays social media news rounded up in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else. YouTube now lets you swipe through videos like Instagram Stories, Facebook New Story feature for Events, How an Egg Beat Kyle Jenner as the most liked Instagram post, Amazon upping it’s Influencer Marketing game, Social Media Giants fight for news. 🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚

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YouTube now lets you swipe through videos like Instagram Stories

We’ve all wasted hours watching recommended videos on YouTube, but now the company is making it even easier to procrastinate your time away. Starting this week, you’ll be able to navigate through recommended videos with a simple horizontal swipe.

Facebook’s new Stories feature for event sharing actually sounds useful

As young users abandon the platform for the hipper Instagram and the site’s reputation keeps taking a hit, one key feature has remained absolutely vital: events. Facebook is still the best place to organize a calendar of social events, birthdays, concerts, and other real-world meetups, thanks to the existing social graph on Facebook and the fact that businesses and event organizers still largely treat it as the preeminent promotion platform. For an older user like myself, the event-related features are why I’m still using Facebook beyond Messenger.

STORIES FOR EVENTS ACTUALLY MAKES A TON OF SENSE

So it makes sense then that Facebook would turn to Events as the next destination for its Stories product.

How an egg beat Kylie Jenner at her own Instagram game

A stock image of an egg has amassed 38m likes to become the most popular post of all time, bumping Jenner’s shot of her newborn daughter and spurring some unlikely imitators

Facebook, Apple, and LinkedIn and the fight for news

Facebook has cut back on the amount of news you see in your so-called News Feed, and that's hurting the news business.

Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer has one possible solution: create great content and sell it directly to consumers at a price the market will bear.

User Data from Popular Video-Sharing App TikTok Can Be Transferred to China, Security Expert Warns

Users of the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok are at risk of having their data being handed over to the Chinese regime, a Washington-based think tank warns.

Sunday league football team's YouTube highlights a hit

A Sunday league football team is creating a large online fan base with their video highlights.

Brothers Byron and Jerome Ingham, who play for Kitchener Taverners FC in Ipswich, Suffolk, have a following of almost 5,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel from around the world.

Leaked documents suggest Amazon is boosting influencer marketing efforts

Amazon looks to be upping its game with its influencer program.

When content creators or bloggers make content online, they can join up with Amazon’s program to make money off links shared that lead to various Amazon product pages.

The program allows influencers to make custom URLs to products that best fit with their audience and brand for their content, which can turn into commission for those that sign up.

Lucy Hall