Rachel Pritchard

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Rachel Pritchard

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October 28, 2016

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digital, This Week in Social

This Week in Social we say goodbye to a major platform, while others have announced serious updates. Read on for all of this week's social media news.


Twitter

Combatting Abuse
To help tackle abuse that takes place on the channel, Twitter will be introducing more features that specifically address user safety. We will see the roll out as of this November.

Team Cuts
Apparently a move to help make an acquisition more appealing, Twitter has announced that the organisation will cut a tenth of its global workforce.

Facebook

Face-Off
The latest example of Facebook taking on Snapchat: the launch of filters!

Blueprint For Journalists
In an effort to convince journalists to publish more content on the channel, Facebook has launched Blueprint. The online courses are part of the channel’s commitment to be collaborative.

Video/Visual

Live-IG
Screenshots have sparked rumours of Instagram launching a new live-video feature. Stay tuned…

Bye-Bye Vine
Alongside the announcement of workforce cuts, Twitter has revealed this week that it will be shutting down the video-sharing platform, Vine.

Social Winner

Walking Dead Record
With 4.6 million Tweets, the premiere episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ latest series broke the 2016 record for ‘the most Tweeted TV episode!

Social Loser

Little Mix Up
The UK girl-band made a pretty big mistake on Instagram earlier this week – let’s play a game of spot the difference….

Creative Spot

King Of Pranks
Burger King have dressed up as the scariest thing they can think of this Halloween…

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