It doesn’t seem like TikTok is going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it overtakes Instagram and even Facebook in the next few years. The platform’s most recent positive boost came from the smashing success of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, a crowdsourced, parody musical that went from being a fun, silly video posted by American elementary school teacher named … Continue reading TikTok Community Updates
Instagram’s become one of the fastest moving platforms in terms of adding features, removing features, tweaking features…well, you get the picture. The platform recently got people talking again. Curious? Read on! Instagram says its algorithm won’t promote Reels that have a TikTok watermark You’ve probably noticed that a lot of the Insta-Stories you consume have at least one TikTok video. TikTok’s unprecedented popularity seems to … Continue reading Instagram’s Shaking Things Up Again
Twitter’s permanent ban of Donald Trump made splashy headlines everywhere but while we were all distracted by the unprecedented move, which resulted in Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and every other platform on the planet following suit, Twitter quietly rolled out four new features over the past month, ending with Spaces (more below). They range from platform enhancements to combating ‘fake news’ and the dissemination of misinformation … Continue reading Four New Features That Twitter Rolled Out Without You Even Noticing
Microsoft has filed a patent for technology that would use social media posts to reincarnate people as chatbots. Yes, that’s right. Microsoft plans to bring the dead back to life as pieces of code that masquerade as your loved ones, relatives, and friends. Since the news broke, media outlets and social media users have likened the patent to an episode of the dark TV series … Continue reading Who Needs Séances When You’ve Got Chatbots?
YouTube’s always been a popular platform for video creators and consumers – and now its rolling out a range of new features that its over 2 billion monthly users are going to enjoy. First up – more robust analytics about the most important time in a video’s life cycle: the first 24 hours. This was never available to creators previously, who had to rely on … Continue reading YouTube Creators! Check Out These Exciting New Features!
We’ve all gotten used to seeing short videos aka Google Stories pop up as part of Google’s search results whenever we search for anything. In fact, it feels odd not to see a video result, as though there’s something missing. Now, those video results may potentially compete with social media posts, specifically Instagram and TikTok videos. These may appear in their own dedicated carousel search … Continue reading Google Pilots New Video Search Feature
There’s been a flurry of social media announcements recently, some exciting; some potentially troubling. The platforms in the news: Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Byte. I’m going to focus on each one separately – starting with Instagram since it’s got not one, not two but three updates coming soon! Reels In 2016, Instagram made news when it launched Stories as a direct competitor to Snapchat. It … Continue reading Instagram addict? Check out these three new features!