Social media reaction to Ferguson decision. Medium unveils tool to create beautiful charts. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
But the best part of the new app is how Cheezburger’s CEO announced the news.
People took Buzzfeed to task on Ben Smith’s claim that they don’t do clickbait. But brands need to be better at creating content that’s clickable.
Vlogbrother Hank Green bucks the system by giving followers an inside look into how the YouTube Creator revenue-sharing program works.
Rather than measuring impressions and page views, Medium will guarantee BMW a total reading time metric measured in minutes.
Spoiler alert: Google doesn’t want to kill the web, there’s no profit in that.
Instagram’s First Acquisition is Video-Sharing App Luma (TechCrunch)
Instagram has made its first acquisition, buying both the team and technology of Y Combinator company Luma (formerly known as Midnox). Luma created a video-capture, stabilization and sharing app, which will be shut down soon.
YouTube Previews New Feature to Help Creators Interact with Top Fans (SocialTimes)
Wednesday afternoon at VidCon, YouTube previewed a new feature called Top Fans that sounds like it’s going to revolutionize the way that YouTube creators engage with their fans. The feature will make it easier for creators to engage with their most influential and engaged fans, as well as glean demographics about these fans to aid in potential collaborations and beyond.
Michele Catalano said she was at work when she received a call from her husband that “six agents from the joint terrorism task force” had pulled up outside their home to interrogate the family after receiving a tip that someone had been searching for backpacks and pressure cooker bombs online.
Facebook’s Revamped News Feed Aspires to be a Personalized Newspaper (AllFacebook)
In an effort to clean up the clutter, Facebook introduced a redesigned news feed Thursday. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ironically enough, compared the company’s vision to that of a newspaper.