Social Media News - January 2018
YouTube's new moderator army, Strava heat maps revealing military bases and Instagram scheduling finally arrives. Read on to find out all the latest social media news.
Facebook has banned all targeted advertising for Cryptocurrency exchanges given the ongoing market volatility and rising number of scam sites.
Mark Zuckerberg has announced a shift to promoting local news stories in the News Feed. The changes are currently being rolled out in the USA with other countries to follow suit soon.
Snapchat took a big hit from Instagram Stories in the past year and appears to be playing catch-up, adding the ability to post older content from the camera roll, a change made by Instagram Stories at the end of 2017.
Following on from the news that violent and offensive videos were being accessed and even targetted to children on YouTube, Google has hired thousands of new moderators to take control of the situation.
Strava recently released their data visualisation ‘Heat Maps’, which displays the data of runners and cyclists tracking their exercise through the app on a map. Since it’s release users online have found secret military outposts, walkways between government buildings and other sensitive information in the maps.
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