Social Media Daily News 17.01.19

Facebook users still don’t understand tracking, Why you’re seeing the 10-Year Challenge everywhere, Twitter lets Android users switch to chronological timeline And more in today’s Social Media Daily News Roundup! Curated by SocialDay so you don’t need to go anywhere else!

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Study shows Facebook users still don’t understand tracking

The Pew Research Center today released the results of its latest survey of Facebook users, this time about the ad categories they’ve been assigned by the site’s algorithms. The users’ surprising ignorance of the information Facebook accrues highlights the disconnect between the platform and its users.

Why you’re seeing the 10-Year Challenge everywhere

Like many internet fads, the first major one of 2019 is a “challenge” that is not actually challenging. And also like many internet fads, it mostly acts as an excuse to post a photo of oneself. This is fine, of course; that’s pretty much what social media is designed for already. But for its inherent narcissism, and a litany of other slightly more bizarre reasons, people have attempted to make the argument that it is secretly evil.

Twitter lets Android users switch to chronological timeline

Nearly a month after doing so for iOS users, Twitter is letting Android users switch to a chronological timeline.

The company tweeted Tuesday to let people using Android devices know they could change from tweets picked by an algorithm to the most recent tweets from the accounts they're following.

Facebook is looking to Instagram for the future of digital ads

Many users think of Instagram as the younger, cooler Facebook. And advertisers think so, too. In the first installment of my interview with Mark Rabkin, vice president of ads and business platform at Facebook, we talked about how Facebook has changed some rules around ads as part of an effort to clean up its "data supply chain," 

TikTok users are making memes that don't look like anything else on the internet

In the past few months, the short-form video app TikTok has been a breeding ground for dozens of clever, funny videos that have turned into memes. The "hit or miss" challenge has invaded real life, and people have made hundreds of videos putting makeup on potatoes and using audio from an old Adele concert — and gummi bears — for funny reveal shots.

YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges

(CNN) YouTube has banned users from sharing videos of dangerous pranks on its platform because of concerns about challenges that put people's lives in jeopardy.

The US-based website, which is owned by Google, updated its guidelines Tuesday and said it will not allow the upload of prank or challenge videos "that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances," adding that they "have no place" on its site.

BBC To Speak at SocialDay about engaging GenerationZ

Mark Kelleher is Head of Television Production Systems at BBC, expertise in technology, media and telecommunications Also extensive experience as Project Director, Head of Technology, Head of Operations.

Leading the BBC strategy and delivery of the systems and software applications needed to manage TV production. Marks talk will examine how to engage GenerationZ.

Lucy Hall