Tech Tuesday is a weekly series that recaps social media headlines from the last week. Topics include new features, marketing campaigns and platform advancements. I also share my thoughts on these social media headlines and ask questions to spark open dialogue and conversation.
As I went about life, social media headlines continued to dominate my newsfeed. The past 10 days were crazy for me. I was wicked-busy preparing for my session at the Arkansas Women Blogger University Conference (#AWBU) and the road trip [to the conference]. I joined the Network of Executive Women organization as a concentrated move to grow professionally. I also purchased more career books at Barnes & Noble. In national news last week: Wes Craven died (creator of all things scary); Obama made plans to rename Mt. McKinley (while in Alaska); and fans prepare for College Football Season Kick-off.
Social Media Headlines, August 25-31
This week in social media headlines, I discuss Instagram photos, Angry Birds, Facebook milestones and sharing content.
Instagram expands image and video options
Instagram announced last week that users will now be able to post photos and videos in landscape. The square image will no longer be required. You can read more about the changes >> HERE.
Square always has been and will be part of who we are. We’re glad that moments of every format will now feel at home on Instagram.
— Instagram (@instagram) August 27, 2015
As a brand representative adding content to Instagram, I am living for this announcement. Finally! No more square photos. However, as a personal user, I’m sad to see the square photos not be a requirement. I loved that about Instagram. This is coming from someone who printed a book of her Instagram photos from last year…so, I may be biased. This [change] is clearly a move to be more flexible with videos and images for monetization purposes. My question is how long will it take for this app to move beyond a mobile-only uploads?
Tweets will now show up in Google Searches
Facebook Reached an Unbelievable Milestone
Disney, The CW let fans clip and share content with Clippit update
Question of the Day:What was your favorite book you read this summer?
- Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer writing screenplay, will star as sisters
- Kermit the Frog Photographed with New Girlfriend, After Split from Miss Piggy
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