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The fall season is full of change. Leaves change their color, pumpkin spice brutally divides a nation, and my social media feeds begin demanding sacrifice. If I went to a pumpkin patch but didn’t post pictures of my trip, is it like I even went? If I think Thanksgiving should get more acknowledgment but don’t rant about it on Twitter, is it like I even care? If I don’t make a big deal about the fall season in general, is it like I even care about anything?
But I digress.
What I do care about is providing you with a roundup of all the changes that are going on with social media over the past couple of weeks, and much like the nature of the fall season, there has been a lot of change going on with the Internet’s big players, starting with…
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Your Instagram scrolling just got 10x more personal. While in the past Instagram has stuck to a strictly chronological-based scroll, from most recent to least recent, posts will now appear in order based on the photos you most want to see from the accounts you follow.
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At the end of January, President-CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Randall Rothenberg railed against for-profit ad blockers for “…stealing from publishers, subverting freedom of the press, operating a business model predicated on censorship of content and ultimately forcing consumers to pay more money for less and less diverse information.”
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Today Facebook started a limited test run of a new live video stream function that they are just calling “Live” for now. For select iPhone users, an extra icon is available in their Update Status box that will allow them to submit a brief description and select an audience before broadcasting live.
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Facebook has yet again made updates that will have an effect on what type of content users see as a part of their Facebook experience. This time, updates include three new changes to the News Feed algorithm.
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More and more content is being created and shared everyday. On average, there are 1,500 stories that could appear in one person’s Facebook News Feed, increasing competition for stories to gain exposure. Ultimately, Facebook’s new update to reduce the overlay of promotional Page posts in News Feed means that brands that post promotional content without paying for it will see a significant decrease in organic reach.
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