Social Media Platforms Addressing Black Lives Matter

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As protests have continued across the nation in response to the killings of George Floyd, social media has become an integral part of spreading awareness about racial discrimination across the world while also serving as a place for people to plan and coordinate protests. All of the major platforms have made statements regarding the situation Read the full article... Read More »

Social Media Round Up: June 2020

Instagram Announces New Way To Monetize On IGTV Starting next week, Instagram will be introducing ads into IGTV their long-form video destination which celebrities and influencers alike can garner thousands if not millions of live viewers when Live. Instagram has created these new monetization opportunities to support creators’ investment in IGTV by sharing advertising revenue Read the full article... Read More »

Introducing Facebook & Instagram Shops

In a move to help businesses transition to online sales during the COVID pandemic, Facebook has released Shops for its platform.  Facebook stated that, “We want to give people a place to experience the joy of shopping versus the chore of buying. And we want to help small businesses adapt and make it easier for people Read the full article... Read More »

Tips For Managing Social Media Strategy During Covid-19

Before the outbreak of Covid-19, social media teams advocated that social platforms can be more than just an avenue for marketing. They presented user data, showed growth, and served as a great form of brand awareness. Now with finding a cure for Covid-19 so prevalent they have become a powerful source of news, knowledge, and Read the full article... Read More »

Social Media Roundup

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Zoom Hits Milestone on 90-Day Security Plan, Releases Zoom 5.0 With everyone from high schoolers to companies using Zoom as a primary medium during quarantine it was bound to run into some hiccups. So it is great to see that they are making improvements. In a post released on the Zoom official blog they stated: Read the full article... Read More »

TikTok Downloads Increase Dramatically During Social Distancing

If you have held out and not downloaded TikTok yet, then you are missing out. The New York Times even claimed that TikTok is rewriting the world. As more and more people are looking for something to distract themselves Tiktok has seen an exponential growth in downloads and engagement. According to new estimates provided by the Read the full article... Read More »

3 Ted Talks To Watch!

Esther Choo: How Health Workers Are Responding During Health Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in health care, says emergency physician Esther Choo. Sharing insights into how health workers are responding to the outbreak, she explains what makes this public health emergency different from others — and provides a few simple Read the full article... Read More »

How Social Media Platforms Are Adapting During Covid-19

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Instagram Launches New Co-Watching Feature to Help Users Connect Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns According to an article on Socialmediatoday.com,  Instagram is adding a co-watching feature, “To help people stay connected, we’ve launched media sharing and that allows you to view Instagram posts together with your friends over video chat. You can start a video chat by Read the full article... Read More »

Netflix Party: Chrome Extension Available Now

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As millions of people around the world enter stay-at-home orders, Netflix is making sure to help keep people occupied. According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix viewership is souring and stated they have enough content to keep us entertained for months. They have also released Netflix Party, this free Chrome extension allows you to watch Netflix alongside Read the full article... Read More »

Social Media Roundup

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Data-Algorithms Are Being Used on Social Media to Track Covid-19 Impact It’s not a far fetched idea to think that our social connectedness is going to be beneficial in keeping everyone safe during the outbreak of Covid-19. As everyone is currently under strict orders to distance themselves from one another, social media will only become Read the full article... Read More »