Social news: Hour-long Insta videos?

Friday 8th June: Facebook kills Trending Topics, Instagram wants to do everything, and LinkedIn knows you care about your commute. All the Social Media news that’s fit to print

Friday 8th June: Facebook kills Trending Topics, Instagram wants to do everything, and LinkedIn knows you care about your commute. All the Social Media news that’s fit to print

New tools for fundraisers

The average American spends close to an hour a day scrolling through their Facebook feed.

With this in mind, it makes a lot of sense to utilise this platform for non-profit fundraising. There’s now a few handy little tools at our disposal. It’s been a long time coming; almost 2 whole years in fact.

Much like Facebook groups; co-admins and moderators can now be added.

Au revoir trending topics

June 7th is Judgement Day. At least, it was for Facebook’s trending topics.

Introduced in 2014, trending topics was a way to help users keep up to date with the latest news. Fast-forward 2 years and Facebook’s complex algorithms began churning out fake news reports. Come on Facebook.

Hour long Instagram videos

We’re all partial to a good Netflix binge, but could you spend an hour watching something on Instagram without the urge to scroll and catch up on all your friend’s happenings?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the platform is reportedly in talks to develop long-form content for release by publishers.

Having already dominated the world of Stories and beating Snapchat, could YouTube be in the cross hairs next?

Linkedin adds ‘commute time’ in job ads

Making their presence known in location-based services, Linkedin are now providing commute times for jobseekers under the aptly-named ‘your Commute’.

When members save their location preferences in Career Interests, we’re able to provide job recommendations that fit exactly what they’re looking for” says LinkedIn Senior Product Manager, Dan Li. This comes 2 years after the acquiring of Linkedin by Microsoft in a £26b deal.

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