IGTV, the longform video platform that Instagram launched in 2018, is done. Sort of.After several experiments with the platform, including integrating it within the native Instagram app, The Verge is reporting that the platform has decided to meld features of longform video within the general feed itself, instead of requiring users to upload videos in a different way.In […]
Earlier this month, Facebook was faced with a lengthy global shutdown due to internal network issues, which cascaded over to Instagram. If you’re ever curious if a popular website or social service is down. no need to search other social networks to find out. DownDetector is a free service dedicated to monitoring when major sites / networks are facing […]
Facebook has restructured its News Feed algorithm – again. Now, Facebook says that it will seek to identify and boost outlets that are the first to break a developing story or topic. When stories about the same topic are posted by multiple news outlets, Facebook will strive to boost the most original version of the story to help it get more distribution. […]
Have you ever received a comment on your Instagram post that you wanted to put on display for the rest of the fans to see? Now you can! You can now pin up to three comments to the top of your post’s comments section. This will allow you to showcase comments that exemplify fan loyalty, praise, etc. and […]
If you’re a fan of National Public Radio, you know that they are constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to the use of technology to tell a story and to share content. NPR was one of the first publishers to go all-in with Facebook Live, Facebook’s real-time broadcasting platform. And, since they jumped in […]
Sad news, folks. Vine, my favorite video platform, has announced that they are “discontinuing the mobile app“, which is an another way of saying that they’re shutting down the service. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve gotten oddly weird and repetitive on Vine as of late, with a particular focus on […]
Select users of Vine can now post longer, widescreen videos. Here’s why it’s a great idea.
Remember when you could ‘poke’ your friends on Facebook? This was one of the original, unique engagement opportunities onÂ Facebook. Bet you didn’t know that the poke feature isÂ still available. (It is.) I rediscovered the ‘poke’ and other hidden Facebook features from a great article on BetaNews.com. They mention the hard-to-find bookmarking feature, live games in […]
By now, youâ€™ve heard that Twitter is considering the possibility of increasing their current 140 character limit to 10,000. But what does that mean for us Twitter users?
Twitter just announced on their official Twitter account that they now have a “richer photo experience” for images that show up on the timeline. From the Twitter.com blog: Starting today, weâ€™re making your twitter.com timeline more immersive by uncropping photos, so you can experience and present them as they were meant to be viewed. Weâ€™re also […]