Month: November 2016

Instagram Copies Snapchat. Again!

  Instagram’s latest update has it’s users in an uproar. In their latest update, Mashable reports that if you screen shot a disappearing direct message your friend will be notified! This is only the case for the disappearing messages feature, something many people aren’t aware of. Now similar to Snapchat, in Instagram direct you are […]

Facebook’s Safety Check Feature Now Relies Solely On Facebook Users

Facebook announces a shift to their Safety Check Feature as it now will be trigged by the community instead of the company itself. This means, Facebook users do not need to rely on Facebook to activate the crisis response tool Mashable reports. The Safety Check feature allows you to tell your family and friends that […]

Snapchat’s New Store in New York City

Snapchat surprised everyone by opening a legitimate storefront in New York City for their product, Spectacles. The company has been putting the wearable camera on sale in pop-up vending machines across the West Coast and now they finally made it to the East Coast opening at 5 East 59th Street near the corner of 5th […]

Facebook Tests “Rooms” feature- a public group chat

Facebook is at it again as it is now experimenting with its new “Rooms” feature on messenger. This new feature is only available in select markets like Austrialia and Canada because Facebook is testing the new messaging platform, Tech Crunch reports. The rest of the world does not have access to this feature yet. Users […]

Expert Interview: The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media in Your Career Plan

Marty McDonald was recently a Guest on the Discover Your Talent podcast The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media in Your Career Plan Job hunting and career moves in 2016 are no longer about a simple resume and references. Prospective employers and headhunters are looking for a well-rounded picture of their prospects, including how […]

Shopping Is Coming To Instagram

People love Instagram and shopping, so why not combine them? Tech Crunch reports that Instagram is testing shoppable photo tags because they want you to shop right on the app, without interrupting scrolling down your newsfeed. Twenty brands like Kate Spade started showing shoppable tags on photos as part of the test. Heres how it […]

Facebook Messenger tests “Instant Games”

Facebook Messenger is preparing to launch a new “Instant Games” platform that allows friends to play lightweight games with one another. Facebook has been casted out of the gaming world by Apple’s iOs and Google’s Android. But by building this gaming platform into the Facebook’s App Messenger it uses the app as a portal to mobile […]

How To Create a Video Sales Funnel With Social Media in 4 Easy Steps

Are you interested in adding video to your marketing plan? Thanks to Social Media Examiner, we now have the inside scoop on how to create a social media video to support to support a sales funnel: Step 1: Create A Sales Video Outline the key problem that your product/service can solve. This is your opportunity […]

Twitter Trims Vine

Twitter has announced that it’s shutting down its standalone short-form video app, Vine. TechCrunch says, that nothing is changing immediately- the website and apps will remain online for the near future and users will be given a chance to download their Vines before the official closure. Vine started off strong in 2012, becoming No. 1 […]