Social Media Daily News Roundup 25.01.19

All of todays social media headlines

All of todays social media headlines

Facebook ignored kids’ spending problems, internal documents reveal

A trove of internal documents have revealed how Facebook was concerned children were spending large amounts on in-app payments without parents’ permission - but seemingly chose not to act. (BBC)

Facebook’s photo-harvesting Moments app is shutting down next month

Facebook Moments was launched back in 2015 as a new way to manage pictures of you and your friends by uploading them all to the app, where the company’s facial recognition software could easily identify and let you share them with friends. Unfortunately, development of the app seems to have stopped there, and today, Facebook announced that it’ll be pulling the plug on Moments on February (The Verge)

Twitter tests 'Original Tweeter' label to show who REALLY posted first in bid to crack down on scam accounts

Twitter wants to make it easier for users to figure out who started a conversation thread. The social media giant confirmed it's testing an 'Original Tweeter' feature, which adds a label to any replies from the account that started a thread.  (Daily Mail)

Recommended reading: Inside Snapchat’s rise and removing creative clichés

Marketing Week reviews the latest books and blogs for marketers. (Marketing Week)

Pinterest has announced the US mobile expansion of its skin tone range search tool

Pinterest has announced the US mobile expansion of its skin tone range search tool, which began beta testing in April 2018. The feature enables Pinterest users in the US to customise their beauty searches further by selecting one of four shade ranges most relevant to their needs. (Mobile Marketing)

YouTube is working to prevent impersonation after top creators hit by major scam

Some of YouTube’s top creators have found themselves at the center of a new scam targeting fans directly on the platform. (The verge)




Stuart Hall