Instagram Announce IGTV

IGTV Launch

On Wednesday Instagram announced the launch of IGTV, a new platform for longer videos that is designed to function like social-media based television. In other words, they have defeated Snapchat with their Stories feature, and now they are looking to steal YouTube’s users too.

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Facebook Data Scandal: What Now?

facebook on mobileOnce again the biggest social media network, Facebook, are in the spotlight- for all the wrong reasons. The drama began when the $500 billion company admitted Friday that data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, which has close ties to President Trump’s election campaign and right-leaning megadonors, used data that had been collected from 50 million users without their consent. Facebook has since suspended Cambridge Analytica’s access to its platform.

Cambridge Analytica issued a number of press releases in the days following the explosive media reports, saying that it “strongly denies the claims” it acted improperly.

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Grow Your Blog With Social Media

social media blog optimizationBy Tamara Tanney, @itstamaragt

Whether you are a veteran blogger or new on the scene, there is no question that social media plays a huge role in the growth and influence of your blog. Done are the days where traditional marketing is the only way to maximize our reach. The new wave of social media marketing allows blogs, business owners, brands, and individuals share their message and knowledge with a plethora of users from around the world. For those heavily committed to blogging, this also helps them rake in some money!

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Why Use A Social Media Management Tool?

Social Media Tool

Social media is a key component of marketing today, and should be included in every marketing plan. If not, you’re missing a trick!

But how can you streamline your social media activity to make it more efficient, and at the same time make your job a lot easier?

Cue social media management tools. Here’s 4 reasons why you need to be using one:

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Snapchat’s New Features

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As Facebook’s Instagram drives to oust the popular disappearing messaging app Snapchat, both apps seem to be adding features here, there and everywhere. It’s hard to keep up!

Snapchat have had a busy month or two, with launching features such as the innovative Snap Map feature and more recently, On-Demand Geofilters.

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