Social shorts: Instagram tests new Stories trimming tool, WhatsApp hits 2B users, Pinterest to verify merchants

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its grand policymaking challenge to tame the worst excesses of social media by regulating a broad range of online harms. As a result, it has named Ofcom, the existing communications watchdog, as its preferred pick for enforcing rules around “harmful speech” on platforms such as Facebook, […]

Tinder tests new social features, including prompts and a ‘Share to Matches’ option

Tinder is testing a series of new social features designed to boost conversations between users on its service. One of the new features is a conversational prompt, first teased during parent company Match Group’s recent earnings. The prompt encourages users to respond to questions or finish a sentence in order to better showcase their personality […]

Social Shorts: Facebook introduces a new Messenger API for businesses, Instagram passwords exposed by social startup

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Social shorts: Dark mode comes to TikTok, Facebook rolls out new tool to give users more privacy

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Social Media Content Strategy: How to Respond to a Changing Marketplace

Do you have a content strategy for your social media marketing? Wondering how content and social media strategies can fit together? To explore how to use content strategically for 2020 and beyond, I interview Jay Baer on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Jay is a marketing and customer experience strategist. He’s the founder of Convince […]

Digital Marketing News: Google Rejiggers Results Design, Instagram’s Brand Mentions Feature, Octi AR Social Network, & CX Gets More Budget

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The 1 thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: Social media sucks for news

In these divided times, it’s easy to blame the internet for so much of the partisanship, misinformation, and general noise in our political discourse. But a new study suggests that cynicism about news on social media is one area where we’re mostly on the same page. The Pew Research Center surveyed over 12,000 adults in […]

HeyMama, a premium social network for working moms, raises $2 million

As we spend more and more time on our phones, working busier and busier jobs, and leading more and more overwhelming lives, personal connection with others is harder and harder to come by. HeyMama wants to change that. The premium social network is aimed squarely at working mothers, looking to give them a space to […]

Social media boosting service exposed thousands of Instagram passwords

A social media boosting startup, which bills itself as a service to increase a user’s Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of Instagram account passwords. The company, Social Captain, says it helps thousands of users to grow their Instagram follower counts by connecting their accounts to its platform. Users are asked to enter their Instagram username […]