Facebook ditches helpful Trending Topic descriptions for global scale

 Twitter’s “Trends” are often confusing. Why is #MPBMS or #TechMunch trending? You had to click through and figure it out for yourself. When Facebook copied Twitter’s trends in 2014, it vastly improved them by adding human-written descriptions right below so you knew if you cared or not.

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WhatsApp-Facebook data-sharing deal probed by UK privacy watchdog

 Well that was fast. Just one day after WhatsApp revealed a sea-change in its attitude to user data, by detailing plans to share the mobile numbers and last seen status of its users with parent company Facebook for ad-targeting and marketing purposes, the UK’s data protection watchdog

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How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp info with Facebook

 WhatsApp has started pushing out its new terms and conditions. If you want to opt out of sharing your data with Facebook for ad-targeting and product-related purposes, click through the slides to see how to do it… Read More Source: Tech Crunch Social

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Video Production: How to Create Quality Videos Quickly

Video Production: How to Create Quality Videos Quickly

Do you create videos for your fans and followers? Want to improve the quality? Today, Roberto Blake is with us to explore how quality videos are produced. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed

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Facebook’s video editor is embarrassingly old, and Apple is creeping

 You know you screwed up if Apple is about to one-up you on social. Facebook hasn’t upgraded its video editor in well over three years. Lagging far behind Snapchat, YouTube and even Instagram, it’s a stretch to even call the featureless artifact a video editor. Read More

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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting — here’s how to opt out

 Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has announced a big change to its privacy policy which, once a user accepts its new T&Cs, will see it start to share some user data with its parent company, Facebook, including for ad-targeting purposes on the latter service. Read More Source: Tech

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Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

 After a failed attempt to go social with Ping in 2010, Apple may have a renewed sense of excitement over the social space, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a video recording/editing app that would be similar in functionality

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19 Tools to Create Social Media Content

19 Tools to Create Social Media Content

Are you looking for new ways to create content? Interested in tools that can help you? In this article, you’ll discover 19 tools to create and share content on social media. #1: Convert Long Form Content to Slides Presentations are great for readers who need a little more time to

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Olympic GIF ban flip-flop shows once again that Twitter can’t manage its users

 Here’s a fresh example to show that Twitter, a ten-year-old company that has been public for the last three, retains the propensity to act like a newborn when it comes to its users. Read More Source: Tech Crunch Social

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Twitter’s new button lets you accept private messages from your website

 Twitter today continues to push forward with its increased emphasis on its messaging feature, with the rollout of a new button for websites that allows visitors to privately message an individual or company directly. The feature, now one of several website buttons available, follows the company’s recent

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