Social Media Weekend News Roundup 13.02.19

Todays social media news rounded up in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else:

👌 LinkedIn is testing a video broadcasting feature called LinkedIn Live

👌 No, your tweets aren’t awful. Twitter’s Likes are currently borked.

👌Instagram is testing direct messages for the web

👌BBC Panorama episode about instagram and youtube influencers divides opinions online

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LinkedIn is testing a video broadcasting feature called LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn, the social media network for professionals, is testing a new feature called LinkedIn Live, which will allow you to broadcast live video streams to other users.

That is, if you have an invite. Right now, LinkedIn is launching an invite-only beta version of LinkedIn Live, although it looks like a request form will become available in the next few weeks if you want to test the feature out yourself.


No, your tweets aren’t awful. Twitter’s Likes are currently borked.

If you have been experiencing issues with the Like or Retweet count on Twitter  and are desperately seeking validation, here it is: yes, it’s Twitter, not you (probably). The company confirmed today that it is working on a fix for a problem with notifications that’s been messing with Like counts.

Instagram is testing direct messages for the web

Instagram is testing its direct message feature for the web on mobile and on the desktop, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who tweeted a screenshot of the feature.

BBC Panorama episode about instagram and youtube influencers divides opinions online

A BBC Panorama investigation exploring the rise of social media influencers and the amount of money they are are offered to advertise products has sparked a debate online, with some stating that the programme doesn't provide a "balanced" view of the topic.



Lucy Hall