Rachel Pritchard

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Rachel Pritchard

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August 27, 2015

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Branding, campaigns, creativity, digital, This Week in Social, TWIS


This Week in Social brings you the latest news from the most popular social platforms, with some creative inspiration thrown in too.

So, what’s been happening in the world of social this week?

Twitter

Tweets In Desktop Google Search

Some of you may have already noticed tweets popping up in desktop searches carried out on Google. This update was made last Friday.

Banning Of Diplotwoops And Other

Twitter has made the decision to ban services that record politicians’ deleted tweets and has revoked access to it’s API service for Dipolotwoops and Politwoops.

Facebook

New Donate Button 

Facebook is rolling out a new ‘Donate’ button for all non-profit organizations. This feature was previously rolled out in 2013, but was only available to specific charitable organizations.

Say Hello To ‘M’

Said to be a new challenger for Siri, Facebook has introduced their new personal assistant for Messenger – M.

Video/Visual

The Launch Of YouTube Gaming

Gamers can now enjoy the latest from Google as the organization presses ‘play’ on its game-streaming offering, YouTube Gaming.

Instagram: More Than Square

In addition to it’s iconic square posts, Instagram is adding portrait and landscape views in it’s latest update. This comes off the back of research that showed one in five photos and videos not in the square format.

Social Winners

One Billion Users!

Facebook announced that one billion people used the channel on Monday!

Teen Choice Awards 

It has been reported that the Teen Choice Awards dominated Twitter last week – accounting for 37% of all Twitter reactions! 

Social Losers

#QandA Oops

This is why it’s important to not only vet content, but also Twitter handles when using automated sharing of social content… especially when broadcasting.

19 Cringeworthy Social Fails

In true BuzzFeed style, be prepared to cringe at these social media confessions!

Creative Spot

Long Scroll Trend

Learn more about the web design trend for 2015-2016.

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