Welcome to another year of This Week in Social! 2016 promises to bring yet more changes to the social space, so let’s get started…
Politwoops is back
After a seven-month hiatus, the politicians’ social nemesis is back, and it’s backed by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey.
Users got into a bit of a spin when rumours of a new 10,000 character limit began to surface. Discover the possible motives behind this change, and what it could mean for content marketers (gulp!)
Chatbots on M
It’s been reported that Facebook is planning to build ‘chatbots’ for Messenger – hot on the tails of Google’s recent announcement of a similar project.
You used to call me via Messenger
Facebook believes that 2016 will be the year that we say goodbye to the use of phone numbers, and it will all be thanks to Messenger – apparently.
At the end of 2015 we started to see Facebook testing multiple topic-based news feeds on mobiles. The traditional layout remains, while users can easily swipe for secondary feeds in areas such as style, or travel.
Snapchat Lens Store Deadline
Filter fans have until TODAY to visit the Lens Store for their ‘puking rainbows’ and ‘heart eyes’, as the channel shuts shop in favour of Sponsored Filters.
Comedy Series On Snapchat
Following the popularity of unscripted material just a few months ago, Comedy Central has released ‘Stalled’, it’s first scripted content series for Snapchat Discovery.
A very British approach to social media; one person decided to live stream a puddle on Periscope, and the challenges faced in crossing said puddle. Everyone was loving it, including brands!
One bad wrap lead to one pretty punny rap battle on Twitter.
Google UK hired a dog to run it’s Twitter for just one day. Why? We’re not sure. Did people like it? Absolutely!
“Mark Zuckerberg is giving away $4.5 billion to 1,000 random Facebook users!”
“Oh wow, really?!”
An image for social media use caused some political tension for Coca-Cola with Russian and Ukraine. Not a position any brands wants to be in!
2016 Design Trends
What better way to start the year than with a list of the hottest creative design techniques to ensure your brand is on trend!