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Is IGTV Going Away? Yes and No.

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 […]

Curious If A Social Platform Is Down? DownDetector Can Help!

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’s News Feed Algorithm Update Emphasizes Original, Quality News Content

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. […]

Social Media Hits of the Week – December 5

Here’s some articles that I found compelling enough to actually read and share. Enjoy! 4 Instagram Tools for Scheduling Instagram Updates Did you know that you could schedule Instagram images? Well, you can’t – unless you use one of these four tools reviewed by Social Media Examiner. And considering the terrific engagement percentages people are […]