Social Snapshot — 09.21.16
Happy hump day! It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. Seems like just yesterday I was graduating college… even if that was 4 years ago. Well, enough about how young/old I feel. Let’s get to today’s Social Snapshot!
- #BelongAnywhere: AirBnb’s new campaign focuses on donating to refugees around the world. It’s also catching some backlash as it went live around the same time as the bombings in Chelsea, NY.
- Comcast Wireless?: Comcast is planning to launch a wireless service next year.
- iPhone 7 & 7+ Reviewed by CNET: Non-biased review of the new Apple iPhone.
- macOS Sierra: The new update will bring Siri to the desktop.
- Facebook Measures Against TV: Facebook is ensuring brands can see how their ads measure up on the platform versus TV. (Source: Marketing Land)
- Twitter Live Stream Notification: Like Facebook, Twitter now notifies users when profiles they have subscribed to are live. (Source: WeRSM)
- Instagram Draft Feature: Many users have already seen the update roll out, but Instagram has officially rolled out the “Save Draft” feature on Instagram. (Source: WeRSM)
- Snapchat Improves Targeting: Snapchat rolled out several new features that allow for advertisers looking to reach millennials on the platform. (Source: Business 2 Community)
- Pinterest Group Board Messages: Pinterest rolled out a feature to encourage conversation on group boards. Users have mixed reactions so far. (Source: Tailwind Blog)
- Adblock Plus is Selling…Ads?: You read that right. Adblock Plus is hoping to replace bad ads with “good” ads. (Source: The Verge)
- YouTube is Taking on Social Media: The video platform giant is taking a stronger stance in getting users to engage with one another. They rolled out a Community tab in which users can interact with content as well as one another. (Source: What’s Trending)
- WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp rolled out an update that now makes it virtually impossible to mute the app. (Source: Independent)
- Google Rolls Out Allo: Google rolled out their new smart messaging app which should compete with Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and more. The question is, will it catch on? (Source: Tech Times)