Social Media Weekend News Roundup 4.02.19

All of the Social Media News from the weekend, rounded up in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else! Your top stories: Instagram egg: hulu clip reveals social media sensation was mental health advert all along, Twitter's Jack Dorsey explains how editing tweets might work, Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram, TikTok Can't Save Us from Algorithmic Content Hell, Can Facebook's WhatsApp plan pass the EU's privacy gauntlet?

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Instagram egg: hulu clip reveals social media sensation was mental health advert all along

The meaning of the mysterious Instagram egg – which has captivated 10 million followers over the course of a month – has finally been revealed.

Hulu published a 30-second clip on Sunday after the Super Bowl, explaining the purpose of the social media sensation.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey explains how editing tweets might work

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has mused about letting people edit tweets in the past, but now he's providing an inkling of how it might work. In a conversation with Joe Rogan, Dorsey suggested that Twitter could introduce a short time window where you can tweak a post before it's set in stone. He floated a "5-second to 30-second delay" as an example

Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram

When Chris Godfrey learned in early January that the record for “likes” on an Instagram post was held by the celebrity and businesswoman Kylie Jenner, he took it as a challenge. He remembers thinking: “Could something as universal and simple as an egg be great enough to beat that record?”

TikTok Can't Save Us from Algorithmic Content Hell

TikTok is not immune from engagement-hungry algorithms that dominate the internet as we know it.

Facebook exploited loophole to harvest data about apps installed on people’s iPhones

Apple revoked Facebook’s EDCs, telling the Guardian: “We designed our Enterprise Developer Program solely for the internal distribution of apps within an organisation. Facebook has been using their membership to distribute a data-collecting app to consumers, which is a clear breach of their agreement with Apple.

Can Facebook's WhatsApp plan pass the EU's privacy gauntlet?

Facebook has a grand plan to merge the systems that power Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. But will the company be allowed to do it?

Lucy Hall