Facebook recently announced another new addition to their family of apps as they bought popular GIF-making and sharing website GIPHY for $400 million.
On Friday 24th April, Facebook shared a blog announcing a whole host of new video-calling features to WhatsApp, Messenger and their own app. Possibly the most exciting of these was ‘Messenger Rooms’ – which will allow users to start video chats that can be joined by up to 50 people with no time limit.
A group of celebrities, politicians and campaigners have made a pledge this week not to publicise online abuse, but instead to mute, block and report social media trolls. This follows the release of the #DontFeedTheTrolls report, published yesterday by new charity, Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). The report suggests that hate speech including homophobia,… Read more »
You may have heard the term ‘social proof’ floating around. But do you know what it means and, more importantly, how to incorporate it into your social strategy? Simply put, social proof is the influence that other can have on our decision making. This could be a recommendation from a friend, checking TripAdvisor for reviews… Read more »
How often do you find yourself checking the amount of likes your latest Instagram post has received? Well with Instagram’s latest news, this could be a thing of the past! The photo-sharing app is trialling hiding post likes in a further six countries, after it began tests in Canada back in April.