Facebook is back after half-hour outage across the world. Twitter now supports GIFs on all devices. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook is rolling outs its new business Page redesign internationally. HootSuite is finally rebranding. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Star Wars fans take to social media on unofficial Star Wars Day. PayPal parts ways with executive following Twitter tirade. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook announces April developer conference. Ads are coming to Instagram. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal British intelligence spying with the help of the NSA on webcams of Yahoo users. Tumblr hires its first director of media. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
The Dr. Dre-backed music streaming service Beats Music launched its mobile and web-based apps this week. Beats aims to curate and tailor music selections to each individual user, choosing songs and playlists based on a person’s preferred genre, mood or even whatever activity they’re engaged in at the time:
What if you could always have the perfect music for each moment, effortlessly? Tell Beats Music where you are, what you’re feeling and who you’re with and we’ll serve you a unique stream of music that fits your situation perfectly.
Beats’ chief Ian Rogers praised the service’s high-profile curators, such as Chief Creative Officer Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails fame) as being the key to the fledgling service’s success. Rogers has an interesting music backstory, too. Read some of it here. Read more
Pandora’s new update is an exciting redesign to match the new iOS 7, but it also includes the popular pre-smartphone feature of a radio alarm. This is basically how I woke up in middle school, high school, and even college, before switching to new technology.
The app’s alarm feature works much like regular alarms – just tp on the song title or artist to turn off the music of snooze by shaking your phone. It’s a great addition to Pandora’s sleep timer feature, a great way to fall asleep. Basically, Pandora’s trying to be your best app for sleepitimes. Read more
Twitter is planning to encrypt direct messages. Red Sox win big on Facebook. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter Quietly Files IPO (SocialTimes)
The announcement came via tweet Thursday on Twitter’s official account: “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale,” the post reads.
Facebook Page Admins Gain Access to Shutterstock Image Library; Ability to Upload Multiple Images; Updated Pages Manager Apps for iOS, Android (AllFacebook)
When Facebook began to introduce its revamped News Feed in March, the social network emphasized its highly visual nature to brands. Three updates announced Thursday will help brands on Facebook in their quest to capture more attention: an agreement with stock photography agency and image library Shutterstock, making millions of images available for use in ads on the social network; multiple image uploads; and an update to its Pages Manager application for iOS and Android that enables page administrators to upload multiple photos for a single post.