Here is the latest news and updates for the social media and online marketing world – w/c 14th January 2019
INSTAGRAM INTRODUCE THE ABILITY TO POST TO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
In my opinion, I think this is a backwards step for Instagram. It will be too tempting to post the same content to multiple accounts. It is highly likely that some of your followers will follow your other accounts, therefore they will see the same content over and over. #NotGood for the user.
YOUTUBE REMOVE THE ABILITY TO AUTO-TWEET VIDEOS
As of January 31st, YouTube creators will no longer be able to set up automated posts to Twitter. I am not sure if this is a YouTube decision or a Twitter decision, but either way, I think it is probably a good thing. Less automation on Twitter is always a good thing.
GOOGLE CHROME'S AD-BLOCKER WILL COME INTO EFFECT IN JULY 2019
This shows how forward-thinking Google is. Rather than let broader ad blockers rule the way forward, Google decided to create its own blocker, which would stop showing ads – including those owned or served by Google – on websites which were not compliant with the Better Ads Standards! Way to go Google!
TWITTER UPGRADED THE SCHEDULING FEATURE ON TWEETDECK
As YouTube remove the ability to automatically post your videos to Twitter, Tweetdeck (owned by Twitter) announced the ability to schedule videos and multiple images to the platform. Are Twitter finally investing in the platform? I am wondering if Twitter will revoke the “scheduling” API from other platforms such as Hootsuite etc in the future?
FACEBOOK TACKLE FAKE NEWS IN THE UK WITH NEW FACT-FIND SERVICE
Facebook is partnering up with Full Fact, a British charitable organization that focuses on fact-checking, to get rid of fake news in the UK, the company announced Friday. This is a continuation of Facebook's efforts to combat fake news, which the company ramped up after the 2016 election, but it's the first time the company has launched such an initiative in the UK.
Tool of the week – Juicer
Do you run networking events, training days or expos? If so then this new tool may just be what you are looking for? The posh name for this service is a “Social Media Aggregator”, but we like to call it a “Social Media Wall”. The service is free for up to two accounts and will display all your tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts that are using the same hashtag. Think “Twitter Wall” but not just for Twitter. Check it out