Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have mastered Instagram Stories

In a world increasingly obsessed with social media, today’s politicians have found a secret weapon: Instagram stories. By documenting their daily activities using Instagram’s Stories and Live features, rising political stars like Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have given supporters a rare glimpse at some of the most humanizing moments in their lives. For many, […]

Instagram is working on a Stories feature for schools

Instagram is unsurprisingly trying to make its platform more attractive for students to hang out on. As spotted by computer science student Jane Manchun Wong and reported by TechCrunch, the photo and video sharing app is looking into school Stories.  SEE ALSO: Instagram adds ‘I voted’ stickers to Stories The feature will seemingly allow users […]

Instagram prototypes bully-proof moderated School Stories

Instagram is considering offering collaborative School Stories that only a certain school’s students can see or contribute to. And to make sure these Stories wouldn’t become bullying cesspools, Instagram’s code shows a warning that “School stories are manually reviewed to make sure the community is safe.” School Stories could create a fun space for kids […]

Instagram reportedly testing new promoted Stories ad option for business accounts

It could open up Stories ads to smaller businesses with limited resources. The post Instagram reportedly testing new promoted Stories ad option for business accounts appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Instagram’s next cash cow: instant Promote ads for Stories

Instagram hopes dollars from the long-tail of small businesses and social media stars can help it pull its weight in the Facebook family. A new ad type called “Promote” for Stories allows Instagram business pages to show their ephemeral slideshows to more users without doing much work. Admins can choose to auto-target users similar to […]

Facebook’s VideoStory dataset trains AI to ‘automatically tell stories’

Researchers at Facebook compiled a dataset — VideoStory — of clips and captions they say might help train auto-captioning AI models.Read More Social – VentureBeat

SoundCloud tracks can now be shared to Instagram Stories

Streaming service SoundCloud is making it easier for its users to share music from its service directly to Instagram . The company announced this morning a new feature that allows users to share tracks to Instagram Stories. However, there’s a big caveat here – the tracks are shared as a link that appears within Stories […]

What You Need to Know About Instagram Stories for B2B Marketing

Why would B2B brands be interested in using Instagram Stories as a marketing channel? It starts with a very simple premise: B2B customers are people, and people use Instagram, which eclipsed 1 billion active monthly users over the summer. And when it comes to the platform’s “Stories” format, it surpassed the similarly oriented Snapchat in […]

SearchCap: Google AMP stories, SEO complexities and algorithm updates

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. Facebook is preventing users from […]