The world of social media is always renewing itself in some way or another. With frequent updates and resurfacing content, it can be hard to keep up with on a daily basis. It’s important to stay informed of the curent issues and trends so that your social media presence stays relevant. Using social media is one thing, but using it well is the key to online success. Stay updated and stay informed with the latest social media news!
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The battle for short form video just kicked up a notch as one of the most requested features finally arrives to Instagram, upload from library. Instagram’s most recent update is a huge improvement to Instagram Video and further distances itself from Vine (Vine doesn’t currently offer this feature) because it makes it easier for top tier publishers/media companies and advertisers to upload custom content. For more on this story, click here!
YouTube is celebrating Geek Week, and that means the Google-owned video service is indulging its inner nerd to the max.Case in point: a leetspeak Easter egg. Go to any YouTube page as of 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, and type the numbers 1337 — which, as any Internet veteran knows, is another way of saying “leet.” Just type them on the page, not in the search bar; then, presto: All of the comments on that page are now in leetspeak. Click here to read more!
Seniors citizens in the United States are finally jumping on the social media bandwagon. This year, 43% of Americans over 65 use at least one social networking site, compared with 26% in 2010 and 1% in 2008.While seniors have adopted social media at the highest rate over the past two years, the percentage that uses social media still trails behind other age groups in the U.S. They are the only group yet to reach 50% adoption. More on this story here.