Social Snapshot 02.27.17

Trending News

  • Nokia Resurrects Classic 3310 Cellphone: Sporting a completely new design with four colorways to match, Nokia has unveiled its revamped Nokia 3310. And as an added bonus, it even comes with the fan favorite mobile game, “Snake”. (Forbes)
  • #EnvelopeGate: Following the example set by the Miss Universe Pageant coordinators, the Oscars accidentally gave the award for best film to the wrong recipient prompting conspiracy theorists and internet trolls alike to speculate as to whether the moment was genuine or fabricated. (Twitter)
  • #MondayMotivation: There’s no better way to start your Monday than heading over to Twitter and gathering some motivational quotes, and inspirational memes. (Twitter)
  • Pitchfork Music Festival: Today headliners were announced for Pitchfork’s annual music festival. This year you can expect performances from LCD Soundsystem, Solange, and A Tribe Called Quest. (Chicago Tribune)
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  • Tim Tebow Brings the Buzz to Mets Camp Monday: After playing for NFL teams like the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos, the former pro football player Tim Tebow takes yet another crack at professional sports, this time in the form of a stint with the New York Mets. (USA Today)

Social/Content News

  • Facebook Looking to Build Infrastructure in Uganda: Facebook is hoping to address connectivity issues that operators in Uganda are presently facing by creating a better infrastructure. Partnering with local providers, Facebook plans to build a 770km fiber that will provide support to over 3 million people. (Digital Trends)
  • Snapchat Debuts AR Gaming With Improved Lens: With the IPO rapidly approaching, Snapchat rolls out another feature. This time, it’s a new lens that integrates an augmented reality gaming feature. To access the lens, click on a filter and an invite will ask if you’d like to upgrade. (WeRSM)
  • Periscope Producer Now Available to All on Mobile and Web: In October Periscope launched its live streaming component, Periscope Producer, with it only being available to those who apply for it. Lucky for us, Periscope has now made the service available for all users via web & mobile; Not to mention, Producer can also be used with external video devices too. (WeRSM)

Dope Reads

  • How to Run a Successful Instagram Contest: Many brands want to find inventive ways of attracting new customers and contests are one of the most tried and truth methods to attract users. If you need any guidance on how to create a successful contest on Instagram, check out this article asap. (Business 2 Community)
  • What You Need to Know About Organic Reach: A major component to social media is each platform’s algorithm, respectively. For Instagram in particular, Hootsuite is generous enough to give us insight into boosting our posts organically. (Hootsuite)

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