Social Media Daily News Roundup 12.4.19

Here’s today’s daily social media news roundup.

We’ve included news stories, in depth articles, hot topics and practical features we’ve discovered all about social media. Enjoy!

😀LinkedIn: Now you can express love, curiosity and more with new ‘reactions’

😀LinkedIn has a fake-profile problem

😀Facebook may soon let you chat with friends on mobile without Messenger

😀This Twitter bot forecasts the weather with emoji

😀Are you looking for ways to improve your LinkedIn marketing strategy?

😀Want to know how to create the perfect LinkedIn profile?

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News

LinkedIn: Now you can express love, curiosity and more with new ‘reactions’

LinkedIn likes to go at its own pace. In 2018, the social network for professionals finally got around to launching its own version of Snapchat’s Stories (not that it had to, of course) while in February it managed to knock together a live video tool, albeit in beta and invitation only.

Comment: 😀 😁 😂 🤣

LinkedIn has a fake-profile problem


Dannie Fountain, an account representative at Google, receives LinkedIn messages on a weekly basis, typically a few times per week. That’s not a bad thing — except they’re always from fake profiles.

A couple weeks ago she got a message that read, “Hi Dannie- I am expecting your help to learn more about Google and available full time roles. Can we connect some time over phone for 15 minutes?”

The profile had no photo and no job information.

Facebook may soon let you chat with friends on mobile without Messenger

Five years ago, Facebook began encouraging users to use its standalone Messenger app to chat with their contacts, instead of using the built-in feature in the social network’s mobile apps. It appears that it’s now looking to bring messaging back to the primary Facebook app experience – which indicates a change in strategy for keeping users engaged on the platform

😀This Twitter bot forecasts the weather with emoji

Emoji Weather USA

is just one of many bot-driven weather accounts on Twitter. However, this bot is a little special because it shows its forecast using only emoji.

Every six hours, the bots posts the weather forecast in the shape of the U.S. with emoji that corresponds to the climate in that portion of the country.  The bot tweets for morning, afternoon, evening, and night, every single day. 

Education / Practical

Are you looking for ways to improve your LinkedIn marketing strategy? Want to know how to create the perfect LinkedIn profile?

The team from Leisure Jobs share their guide to optimising your LinkedIn profile in this infographic.

They break things down as follows:

  • The perfect profile blueprint

  • Getting your image sizes right

  • How to outreach for LinkedIn recommendations

  • Hidden LinkedIn features

  • The anatomy of a perfect LinkedIn profile

  • Quick LinkedIn tips to do today

  • Keeping your LinkedIn profile secure

  • The LinkedIn mobile app

Check out the infographic for more detail.


Lucy Hall