June 4, 2014

Social News Roundup | June 4, 2014

1. Apple Announces iOS 8

Apple’s latest update offers a slew of new features that includes health metrics, predictive typing suggestions, and the option to search for photos by location. Read more…

2. Instagram Unveils New Photo Features

Instagram announced 10 new editing tools that include adjustments to contrast, brightness, saturation, and intensity. Read more…

3. Adding Value to Ads is Key to Acceptance for Pinterest Users

As long as brands add value in their messaging, Pinterest users are OK with advertisements. Read more…

4. Myspace Entices Users to Return With Old Photos 

With the hopes of attracting former users to return to the site, Myspace is emailing users old photos of themselves to pique their curiosity. Read more

5. “Breaking Bad” Named Most Followed Series on Twitter

Between September 2013 and May 2014, “Breaking Bad” had the highest Twitter presence of any TV series. Other TV season highlights according to Twitter activity also includes the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and Ellen DeGeneres’ famous selfie. Read more…

6. The Vatican Cannot Ignore The Benefits of Social Media 

Despite the negative comments from social media users, the Vatican turns to social media for greater opportunities for evangelization. Read more…

7. You May Be Following a Socailbot [Study]

Researchers in Brazil created 120 socialbots to infiltrate Twitter and discovered that the bots not only escaped detection, but also became influential among different social groups. In addition, the study found that activity level is a big factor in accumulating more followers. Read more…