November 6, 2014

Social News Roundup | November 6, 2014

1. What could have been…

What if Twitter, Instagram, Google and other social media networks were created in the 1980s? What would that have looked like? Read more…

2. Cruisin’ with faster WiFi

With more Americans taking cruise vacations, up .4% from 10.67 million in 2013 to 10.71 million, cruise liners are making bigger efforts to get more millennials on board with craft beer to high speed WiFi. Read more…

 

3. Fly it forward

JetBlue is introducing a new program that will allow its customers to nominate someone deserving of a flight. Read more…

4. Twitter is not the Holiday shopping referral we thought it was.

Twitter comes in 4th place, behind Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest in holiday shopping referrals. Read more…

5. The San Francisco Giants: Champions of Social Media

After defeating the Kansas City Royals in 7 games to capture their 8th Fall Classic title, The Giants won another title as they topped 4 million mentions on Facebook alone — Social Media Champions. Read more…

6. M&M’s crushed other candy brands in Facebook mentions

With more than 170,000 mentions, M&M’s reigns supreme as the most popular candy on social media for Halloween. Read more…

7. Smart Ads

According to a new research, marketers could achieve much better search targeting by including data from content photos people post on social networks. Read more…

8. Twitter upgrades page for easier use, looks more like Facebook.

Twitter upgrades their page, hoping to make an easier and friendlier user experience. Users criticize its efforts. Read more…

9. Cosmo takes on life hacks on Facebook

Cosmopolitan Magazine launches a series of Facebook videos called ‘Hacksmopolitan’ and it’s already seeing a 53% bump in shares than Cosmo page posts. Read more…

10. Marc Jacobs tries to monetize Instagram

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Marc Jacobs is offering shopping via Instagram with easy sign in and weekly emails with details on how consumers can purchase the items they clicked ‘like’ on. Oh, and the hashtag #shopmjb. Read more…