Christmas came early for all you social media aficionados who were hungry for change. This week one platform upped your insta-gratification, another threw you a party, and a third made you more worldly. Here’s a look at what you might’ve missed in social media news this week.
Instagram Gets Intraweb Friendly
You no longer have to be glued to your handheld gadget to get the insta-gratification you crave. The photo-focused platform is upgrading their desktop version to include more options that were once exclusive on mobile. Now, when you login from your computer, you’ll notice a little heart icon in the upper right corner that allows you to review notifications. This doesn’t mean you’ll be pitching your precious phone into the garbage anytime soon; your Instagram experience on mobile is still vastly better. As for now, you still cannot do the most important thing on your desktop: upload photos. This week’s revelation is the second major change Instagram has unveiled this year. You may remember, In February the photo platform updated their features to allow users with multiple accounts to easily toggle.
Twitter Turns Ten
On Monday, the most popular micro-blogging site crossed a major milestone: blowing out ten candles. Twitter celebrated the double-digit benchmark with a recap of the moments that made Twitter history as well as a heartfelt message on their blog: “Throughout the years, you’ve made Twitter what it is today and you’re shaping what it will be in the future. Thank you for making history, driving change, lifting each other up and laughing together every day.”
Pinterest Goes Pinternational
In an effort to expand their audience, Pinterest is becoming street smart. It turns out the French aren’t too fond of finding Americanized versions of their national dishes as they forage for recipes, so the site is switching strategies. Pinterest is now straying from their U.S.-centric model to entice potential investors internationally.Currently, about 45% of the more than 100 million monthly active users live outside America.
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