…we’re back with marketing updates in a week full of controversy and cool new features! Want to know more? Read on!
A chant has been spreading across Big Tech regulation advocates: break up Facebook. Among those calling for the dismantling of the technology giant is Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
It seems like Facebook’s many missteps in the past year, and a growing concern about the social harm caused by the platform, have finally taken their toll. Politicians have finally entered the fray, branding Facebook a dangerous monopoly in the “attention economy” and a threat to democracy, journalism, bee populations in the southern hemisphere, and waistlines.
What do you think? Should Facebook be split into several independent corporations, governing Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger each separately from the social media platform? Would Facebook’s past sins have been avoidable with more competition and regulation?
Read more about the subject here: https://slate.com/technology/2019/05/facebook-break-up-antitrust-instagram-whatsapp-hughes-how.html
How Did Healthy Dishes Happen? Lyrics Sticker Saves Us All
Hold me closer, Tony Danza. Back in dinosaur times, our parents would read the lyrics to songs on these things called “liner notes” on the big, plastic plates that held less music than the cheapest thumb drive on Amazon. Instagram has made adding music to Instagram Stories an even better experience with a new feature: the Lyrics Sticker. This new option displays the lyrics of the song playing in your Story over the video.
Want to know more about this cool feature? Click here: https://www.businesstoday.in/technology/top-story/instagram-stories-testing-lyrics-stickers-feature-facebook/story/345833.html
Retweet With More Than Words
Twitter has made retweeting a lot more functional with one easy addition: the ability to attach not only words but also photos, GIFs and videos. Speechless? Make the most of this option to express your someone else’s vitally important thoughts!
@Shop Account On Instagram
We recently reported on the super-convenient feature letting you make in-app purchases on Instagram. Now there’s a catalog so you can navigate through the different products you can find across the app and buy instantly. This curated shop account showcases product posts of brands and creators that are of interest to the community.
Know more about it here: https://instagram-press.com/blog/2019/05/09/shop/
That’s it for this week, folks! See you next friday for more marketing news!