The world reacts to Nelson Mandela’s death on social media. Spotify is allegedly planning to launch free mobile music streaming. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Instagram forewent the traditional press release for good old-fashioned public relations—via the postal service.
“Instagram lets you share your memories, but Boomf makes sharing even sweeter.”
An Instagram user with the handle @TipsForJesus has been visiting restaurants around the country and leaving some pretty serious tips behind when they pay.
According to The Daily Dot, since September this anonymous @TipsForJesus person has left over $54,000 in gratuities in an astounding display of Christian generosity, with tips ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Twitter adds age screening for alcohol brands. Best Buy launches a risky Vine campaign for Black Friday. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Now the family album doesn’t only come out during the holidays, it is automatically cross-posted to Twitter and Facebook. Everyone is constantly updating and curating their family album through their online persona.
The British equivalent of the National Security Agency allegedly creates fake LinkedIn and Slashdot pages to hack into a major Belgian telecommunications company. Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm sells a third of its stake in Facebook. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
With studies indicating that posts with images in them are more engaging for social media audiences, of course someone would set out to discover the secret to generating more likes on Instagram.
Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up?
Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume choices, according to a survey done by Savers/Value Village. “Nearly half of them say they get inspiration from looking at their newsfeed, like photos of what others wore,” shares Sara Gaugl, Savers spokesperson. “Nearly 40% say they put in more effort to wear something different every year because they know pictures of them will be posted on social media.” Read more
Twitter users no longer need to click to see images — they show up right in the feed. Google+ offers custom URLs to established users. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.