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Social Review Week of Jan 13th

Social Review Week of Jan 13th

  • FACEBOOK NEWS
    • Reducing the price of its flagship Oculus Go VR headset as it seeks to advance consumer take-up of VR.

  • TWITTER NEWS
    • Launched a new Reactions option in direct messages, which enables you to quickly add an emoji response to any message.
    • Updated the format of its TV show reminder buttons, which notify you when TV shows will go to air.
    • Tweet editing is looking less and less likely, with CEO Jack Dorsey now ruling out the option.
  • INSTAGRAM NEWS
    • Adding a new way to easily find and re-share Stories mentions of your profile.
    • Making it easier for creators to upload videos to IGTV.

  • GOOGLE NEWS
    • Now gathering topically-related searches that you’ve conducted in the past into defined collections, in order to make your search history more functional.
    • Expanded its mobile search listing format, displaying website icons and domain names, to desktop queries.

  • SPOTIFY NEWS
    • Testing a way for influencers post Stories to introduce their own playlists

Gathered from jenlehner.com

Facebook’s Answer To YouTube Is A Social Video Platform Called ‘Watch’ – SocialMediaWeek.org

 

Facebook wants to become a destination for exploring video content—and, of course, selling ads there, too.

Facebook, the social network once heralded as a great disruptor of traditional television advertising, has just launched its very own TV product.

Called “Watch,” the social video platform will offer a slew of original content created in partnership with some familiar publishers from your News Feed, such as ATTN, BuzzFeed’s Tastemade and Condé Nast, among others.

Unlike traditional TV, and similar to Netflix, Watch debuts with a focus on personalization and discovery. A Watchlist, unique for each user, will feature prioritized shows you may like based on the shows you already follow. A Discover tab will surface new programming for you to browse.

Read More at https://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2017/08/facebook-watch/

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