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Social Fanzine #17

Even though Instagram has brutally cloned Snapchat, there has been no dent on the popularity of the little white ghost as of now. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom admitted it himself, that Snapchat deserved all the credit for Stories feature. But has Instagram really managed to kill the competition?

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Social Fanzine #16

Adding a “Stories” section to Instagram is wise, no doubt since the photo-sharing social network has over 300 million daily active users, which is twice as many as Snapchat’s 150 million.

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Social Fanzine #15

Another week has passed and a lot of has happened around us. Fortunately, we are here to inform you of all new that has occurred in the field of social to help you catch up. The first big thing is, Facebook going those extra miles to help you celebrate your birthday better. The network has launched a new video tool that automatically creates a video the day to showcase photos and messages from friends. Additionally, the feature also weaves a video containing wishes in an attractive and more concise format to make the entire experience even more savoury. Once the feature goes live, the users will be able to view the video after their birthday on the top of the news feed in the form of a 45-second clip. Users will also have the liberty to share it on their wall. Twitter, on the other hand, is testing a new way to create tweets in its iOS application. The test moves the app’s tweet composer to the top of the timeline of the user. Other media, like polls, GIFs and location info, are still available when you tap into the composer itself. If Twitter will continue the changes to its.

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Social Fanzine #14

What a week! During 2006, we had huge hopes of mankind, thinking we would have discovered a cure for Cancer and sent a man to Mars already. Come 2016, and all we have is Pokemon Go!

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Social Fanzine #13

With the start of a new week. All the social channels have had some or the other changes which are sure to impact the users, no matter how big or small. Taking the instance of Facebook and its privacy policies for violent, grisly and graphic content shared in the form of videos. The recent Minnesota shooting victim Philando Castile’s girlfriend captured a video and uploaded it to her Facebook feed. Even though Facebook removed the video for about an hour to review it, the video was back on with a warning message to proceed with caution. The privacy policy of the channel states that only videos “glorifying” violence is banned from posting and not videos “containing” violence. This makes the line between the two extremely think to walk. On the other hand, communist champion China has banned sites from publishing and sharing news through social media. The country’s famously strict Internet rules have made it very hard for the social channels to enjoy any freedom leading to various limitations. Google has already receded from the nation. The new law explains that every news publication must be thoroughly checked and verified before being shared. Social channels are tuned to any further.

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Social Fanzine #12

Happy Fourth of July to all US-based readers and subscribers! Nothing says “God Bless America” better than blowing those Chinese crackers. Moving on to the social fill of the day, Snapchat went down for an hour and all the millennials were scared out of their wits. All the filters and posing and pouting stopped as several Snapchatters complained that they were not able to send selfies to their family and friends and found it extremely hard to get through Friday! They were able to view existing stories, though. The company said it was investigating the issue on its official Twitter account but declined further comment. And Facebook, the big daddy of all social channels has over 11,000 bots on its messenger. These bots contribute big time to the betterment of the channel. These bots will also help make the conversation more seamless and also provide you more control over how you use the app. Let’s stay tuned to what more changes might come up and how that affects our usage of the app.

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Social Fanzine #11

Hola people! Another week went by and we are moving to the end of another eventful month. A number of events marked the June of 2016 and internet broke time and again over Brexit, Demi Lovato’s one-day detox from social media and US elections. Bringing to you the top posts of last week to keep your interest animated and jolly in the world around you. First thing’s first, Mark Zuckerberg has declared in complete support to the LGBT community by celebrating the Gay Pride Month. Mr Zuckerberg extended his and Facebook’s abetment to the community and with all the chaos happening across the globe right now, this comes as a brave decision and a very positive news. For all those who still refuse to accept the charisma of Snapchat, the platform is being put to use by brands like never before. Qantas Airlines becomes the latest brand to invade the platform following the footsteps of many others, such as Commonwealth Bank, Oak and Westpac. The company will share content every fortnight and will use the space to showcase their employees’ life at the job to the public. With so much happening around Brexit and the hubbub of EU Referendum, Twitter.

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Social Fanzine #10

  It has been quite some time since any activity related to food gained some real traction in the market. Of course, we have dedicated platforms for food to connect but how much of this actually pays of is a question we all struggle to answer. But finally the networking giant Facebook has an answer. It will now show food reviews on restaurant pages. The reviews would be relevant, Facebook says. However, how would the relevancy be determined is not something the platform revealed. This move would help Facebook gain reputation of a tool that proves useful in determining restaurant reviews. Instagram has launched the carousel ads globally. These ads allow the brand to shoe 4 pictures in a row to weave a story. Previously these ads were only available in US but now they are available for brands in UK, Brazil, Australia, Germany and France. Snapchat has released some user data figures finally. These figures are said to be the true measurement of customer engagement as of now for the platform. The daily active users on the platform as quoted by CEO, Evan Spiegel, are close to around 100 million. About 65% are floating their own content on the.

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Social Fanzine #9

It is the first day of June. May’2015 has already ended and there are bound to be revolutionary and basic, both kind of changes in Social Media with the new month starting. But before that, taking a look at the last week of the May and the new it brought. Facebook very much wants to and strives to remain in the race of the number 1. And this explains their new introduction of GIFs. Yes, now you can share a status GIF or troll your friend by posting it to their walls. Also, the GIF’s would be visible to the app users too which is good news for smartphone addicts. With almost all the major Social networks already into GIF’s, it was only obvious for the giant to jump into the wagon too. But the experience would be little different. First of all, as of now there can be no GIF uploads, only GIF links can be posted. Secondly, the GIF’s shared from Tumblr are not being shared on Facebook, the link reverts to the page. So, there needs to be some fixing done. But, why is there so much being added to Facebook? That is because the latest survey has revealed that.

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Social Fanzine #8

Hello people. How are you all? As for Social Media, it has been really cool week. With heat soaring up in whole South-East Asia, we really need some coolers and breezers from Social Media at the very least. And the 1st in the rack has been provided by Pinterest. The DIY photo sharing channel now wants to make some money. Behold, the “Cinematic Pins”. Cinematic Pins are so much like Promoted Pins with the only difference of them being in video format. And they would very well blend in with your postings too. Many big names such as Wendy’s, Target, Visa, etc. are playing up on Cinematic Pins. The format of these pins would be different too. They would depend on how quickly a person scrolls through the feed. If the pause is long enough, the videos would play as opposed to Facebook videos. Last year, Pinterest raised $500 million through global funding. And this seems like their honest effort towards more profit. Though, it hasn’t been disclosed how the Promoted Pins are doing. When it comes to Twitter  the network has rules about it’s users privacy. But guess what, Google  just made your tweets searchable. Yes! Now the tweets can be searched.

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