August 27, 2014

Social News Roundup | August 27, 2014

1. Facebook Emphasizes Link Format Over Links In Captions and Status Updates To improve the content that users see on their News Feed, Facebook is taking the steps to move against click-baiting headlines and favoring links that are shared via the social network’s link format. Read more… 2. Pinterest’s New Analytics Tool Is Now Available to Businesses Pinterest has released a new analytics tool that allows businesses to see detailed data such as the number of users who engage with their pins or which countries those users are from. Read more… 3. Instagram Releases Video Editing App Hyperlapse Instagram releases a video editing app named Hyperlapse, which makes it easier for users to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos on their mobile phone. Read more… 4. 64% of Back–to-School Shoppers Discover Products via Social Media It’s back-to-school season, and nearly 65% of last minute shoppers are turning to social media to discover new products. Read more… 5. ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’ In India Helps Local People In Need Described on Facebook as an “Indian version for Indian needs,” the “rice bucket challenge” encourages participants to share photos of themselves donating rice to those in need. Read more…