Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and shares. LinkedIn allows all members to publish. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Snapchat CEO alleges inaccuracies in Forbes article. Pinterest buys visual search company. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Social media users complain about late Christmas deliveries. Twitter has a good day on the New York Stock Exchange. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
YouTube Gets the Yuck Out in Comments Cleanup (CNET)
Laugh all you want, fuzzball, but Google is changing how YouTube uploaders manage comments on their videos. The new system, which began rolling out to a limited number of uploaders on Tuesday, favors relevancy over recency and introduces enhanced moderation tools.
Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media Reaction to Washington Post Sale | Facebook Chief Marketing Officer
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post for $250M (SocialTimes)
Blockbuster news broke late Monday afternoon that the Washington Post newspaper has been purchased by Amazon owner and founder Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post’s online properties, such as Slate and TheRoot.com, are not part of the deal. The purchase also doesn’t include the land, meaning it’s a pure content buy by Bezos.
Blockbuster news broke late this afternoon that the Washington Post newspaper has been purchased by Amazon owner and founder Jeff Bezos.
How You Can Save Your Soul: In 140 Characters or Less (USA Today)
Following Pope Francis’s Twitter feed may be good for your soul — both in this life and the next. The spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church plans to grant plenary indulgences by Twitter during the World Youth Day 2013 event, which will be held July 23-28 in Brazil.
Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth Democrat who this Tuesday filibustered Texas SB-5, a sweeping crackdown on abortion in that state, has experienced massive success on social media in the days since then.
A new tool, released by security researchers at the University of Illinois, will walk through your Gmail account to see how much it would be worth to hackers.
MyTime, a local search website that allows users to schedule appointments on the site, has launched a new feature that invites users to import select service-providers to a “favorites” page where they can book with one click, and gives them a $10 discount at every business they list.