Term archive for "social media trends"

Snapchat’s About To get Stomped-and Pinterest is in Danger

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Herman Melville may have known a lot about whale hunting, but the Moby Dick author was clueless about social media. He wrote that it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. The leadership at Snapchat aren’t likely to agree. Snapchat pioneered some really nifty social media constructs, especially their Stories feature…. Continue Reading »

Get Ready for GIFs: Facebook To Roll Out New Commenting Feature

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Call it GIF creep. For years, Facebook steadfastly refused to support animated GIF files: their logic was that the moving images disrupted the Facebook experience, potentially ruining the aesthetics of a users’ feed. The launch of the autoplay video shattered the logic in that argument. Facebook began allowing GIFs in posts in 2015. GIFs have… Continue Reading »

Pinterest Business Profiles Have Gotten Better

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Pinterest is extremely serious about making itself useful to business owners. Over the past year, we’ve seen several new features and improvements that have made the platform much more commerce friendly. Just in time for the busy December shopping season, Pinterest has updated Business Profiles to include the following features: Rotating Showcase Spotlight your best… Continue Reading »

Fruit Off the Vine: Don’t Lose Your Content

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Shortly after purchasing Vine, Twitter announced that the app, home of the looping six second video clip, will soon be no more. Such is the nature of the savage social media landscape: some platforms just don’t last very long. Industry insiders are already speculating about where Vine stars are going to go next – so… Continue Reading »