The #SocialSkim – Week of October 8th

This week in social media: Top Story: Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected This week, Facebook announced that they were hacked and up to 50 million users had their personal data exposed. Thomas Shadwell spoke, a cybersecurity researcher, spoke to the New York Times and released the following hypothesis on how the attack took place: … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of October 8th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 24th

This week in social media: Top Story: Instagram Founders Step Down Instagram Co-founders Kevin Systrom, and Mike Krieger, have decided to resign from the platform. They will be officially leaving in the coming week. On Monday, the pair notified Facebook Facebooks Leadership team of their decision. As of now, there is little reported about why … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 24th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 17th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Top Story: Twitter Allowing Chronological and Ranked feeds In a post this week which has set the internet ablaze, Twitter announced that it will now allow users to toggle the platforms algorithmic timeline on and off. If users now uncheck the box titled "Show the best tweets first", their … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 17th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 10th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Twitter Releases Audio Only Live Streams This week, Twitter announced audio-only live streams for the Twitter and Periscope platforms. This is yet another example of the major social platforms copying one-another. Facebook, for instance, released this feature all the way back in 2016. The genesis of the decision to … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 10th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 3rd

#SocialSkim   This week in social media: Facebook Releases Ad Archive API This week, Facebook announced the release of the Ad Archive API. Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management released the following statement: "We’re making advertising more transparent to help prevent abuse on Facebook, especially during elections. Today we’re starting to roll out the Ad … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 3rd

The #SocialSkim – Week of August 20th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: $300 Million Raised Through Facebook Birthday Fundraisers. Asha Sharma,  Head of Product and Social good at Facebook,  released a statement saying that in its first year Facebook birthday fundraisers brought in more than $300 million to charities across the globe. Some of the top beneficiaries included: St. Jude,  The … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of August 20th

The #SocialSkim – Week of August 13th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Top Story: Cloud Campaign Launches New Free Tool "Monitor" This week, Cloud Campaign officially launched the new SMM platform Monitor. It's a free tool which will give companies the ability to view all of their audience analytics and insights as well as respond to comments across all the major … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of August 13th

The #SocialSkim – Week of August 6th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Top Story: Facebook Removes 32 Pages and Accounts From Bad Political Actors With their continued effort to fight 'fake news', Facebook has removed 32 pages and accounts from the Facebook and Instagram platforms. They released a statement saying that these accounts were involved in "coordinating inauthentic behavior". Nathaniel Gleicher, … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of August 6th

The #SocialSkim – Week of July 30th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Top Story: Facebook Loses $120 Billion In Market Cap Facebook saw its stock tumble by about $120 billion in market cap after a dismal earnings report was released Wednesday. The precipitous 19% drop was the result of missed expectations on revenue, a slowing user growth, and weak guidance. As … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of July 30th

The #SocialSkim – Week of July 23rd

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Facebook Messenger Syncs With Instagram Facebook has launched a new feature which will allow Messenger to pull contacts from Instagram. The option can be enabled by going into the "People" tab on Messenger and syncing their contacts. Once the link is established, users will be able to communicate with … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of July 23rd