November 12, 2014

Social News Roundup | November 12, 2014

1. Not all content is shared equally.

A new study suggests that 32% of Facebook users in Canada use the site to endorse content compared to Twitter’s 79%. Read more… 

 

2. Twitter goes iconic.

Twitter teamed up with The Iconfactory and launched more than 800 Emojis. The new picture characters can now be seen over the web. Read more…

 

3. Facebook is giving its users more media news feed control.

Facebook is making a bigger effort to allow their users to control what they see in their news feeds in an effort to reduce the amount of clickbait. Read more…

 

4. Instagram makes much-needed upgrades

Photo courtesy of Mashable

Instagram will now allow users to edit their captions and locations after a much-needed upgrade was released on Monday, November 10. Read more…

 

5. Twitter takes a stand against online harassment.

In partnership with one of the nation’s leading women’s advocacy groups, Twitter is making efforts to put a stop to online harassment. Read more…

 

6. Videos as social advertising strategy.

According to the IAB, digital ad spending increased by 24% in the first half of 2014. Mobile now accounts for 22% of digital video intake. Read more…

 

7. Social Media Generation.

A recent study finds that 71% of millennials check their social media sites at least once a day. Read more…

 

8. Ocho raises $1.65M.

Photo courtesy of the LA Times

With Mark Cuban and other major investors backing Ocho, the newest video-based social media network has raised $1.65 million. Read more…

9. What Facebook marketers should keep in mind when approaching millennials.

Facebook releases second part of their study of users from 13 countries between the ages of 13 and 24, dividing them into 3 categories – optimists, explorers and realists. Read more…