In this discussion, we deep dive into a list of slightly existential questions about the ‘fake’ world we are all living in: social media. There is great difficulty in spotting the difference and being able to determine which ads are real, which accounts to follow, which comments to believe and which links to click on. Each of these decisions influences our personal world of social media, and ultimately our ‘real’ ones. So how do we make sure that we are safe?
Social Media News
As its role in our ever-changing social media landscape continues to evolve, Instagram updates have been announced—and they indicate some pretty significant changes to the platform. First—it will be adding two new feeds to the app, and secondly—it is updating the existing home feed with more content from accounts you don’t already follow (i.e., recommendations).
On Monday, a Facebook outage across its family of apps meant the whole suite was inaccessible for approximately six hours. Seeming to disappear completely from the Internet, the sudden absence of a vital communications platform used by billions underscored just how dependent the world has become on the company.
Product drops, which are a fairly recent Ecommerce trend, work to assist sellers in generating buzz for forthcoming products in the days and weeks leading up to their availability. In addition, the products are usually offered in limited supplies or for a short period of time—thus increasing desirability and demand.
Knowing who and what to follow for inspiration on social media is a big part of what allows us to stay up to date and get news and updates as they happen. So if you’re looking to get more out of the time you spend scrolling the social landscape, here are some tips from our team on where they go for industry news and inspiration.
Adding to their ever-expanding arsenal of media products—Facebook announced Bulletin, a newsletter platform, earlier this month. In its current iteration, it is a standalone platform for free and paid articles and podcasts, in which users can subscribe to their favorite writers.
The implications of a recent report from the Pew Research Center confirming that YouTube and Facebook are still the most widely used social media platforms in the United States — although only one is on the up. The study found that although both Facebook and YouTube hold the top spots, YouTube remains singular for its growth.