Facebook gives insight into the number of fake accounts on their platform

Facebook gives insight into the number of fake accounts on their platform

In a new report, Facebook has highlighted what they’re doing to combat offensive material on their platform along with the procedures they are following to remove fake accounts. The report that was recently released showcased the amount of spam they had removed within the first three months of the year.

Facebook gives insight into the number of fake accounts on their platform

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Despite Facebook ban, China is the company’s second largest ad market

Despite Facebook ban, China is the company’s second largest ad market

The social media giant Facebook may be banned in the country of China but that doesn’t stop them from pouring money into their advertising service. China accounts for just under 10 percent of Facebook’s global revenue which works out to be approximately $5 billion. The new data comes from a report by Brian Wieser who is a Pivotal research analyst.

Despite Facebook ban, China is the company’s second largest ad market

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Bing announces ban of cryptocurrency advertising on platform

Bing announces ban of cryptocurrency advertising on platform

In an official blog post, Bing has announced its decision to ban advertisements for cryptocurrency and related products. The company attributes this decision to the potential risks posed by the unregulated nature of such products to Bing’s users.

Bing announces ban of cryptocurrency advertising on platform

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YouTube to show users how long they spend watching videos

YouTube to show users how long they spend watching videos

In an interesting move, Google has announced at its 2018 I/O conference their decision to roll out new features which allow users to see how much time they spend watching video content on YouTube. The decision is supposedly driven by the tech giant’s intention to facilitate in their users a better sense of digital wellbeing.

YouTube to show users how long they spend watching videos

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Instagram launches new emoji slider response for polls

Instagram launches new emoji slider response for polls

With new features, developments, and innovations constantly being released by social media platforms, remaining relevant goes hand in hand with being trendy. While social media platforms initially had completely different value offerings for consumers, such a distinction become less pronounced with more developments.

The incorporation of direct messaging systems and recent photo updates across Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram indicates each platform’s intention to expand its capabilities.

Instagram launches new emoji slider response for polls

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Klout announces application shutdown on May 25th

Klout announces application shutdown on May 25th

Launched in 2008, Klout is a website and mobile application that uses social media analytics to rate the social media influence of its user. By measuring the size of a user’s social media network and analysing other user’s interaction with their content, a Klout score between 1 and 100 is calculated.

Klout announces application shutdown on May 25th

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Garnett acquires digital marketing software company Wordstream

Garnett acquires digital marketing software company Wordstream

The media and marketing solutions giant Garnett Company, Inc. has announced its acquisition of the digital marketing software company Wordstream, Inc. The largest U.S. newspaper publisher by daily circulation, Garnett plans to expand further into the digital marketing sector with its acquisition.

Garnett acquires digital marketing software company Wordstream

Garnett Company acquires digital marketing software company Wordstream. Photo: Fizkes, Bigstock

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Google tests feature for users to submit queries they want answered

Google tests feature for users to submit queries they want answered

Google has revealed that it is testing a new feature in its search results page that will ask users to submit detailed queries to the company via the search results box. The new feature prompts users to “Get the answer you’re looking for” and type in a detailed question they would like to see content created for.

Google tests feature for users to submit queries they want answered

Google is testing a new search feature that will enable users to submit queries they want answered. Photo: PhotoMIX-Company, Pixabay

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Facebook’s management shakeup sees company explore blockchain

Facebook’s management shakeup sees company explore blockchain

Facebook has just experienced the greatest reshuffling of executive responsibility since the company’s beginnings, naming new leaders for some of its biggest divisions including WhatsApp, Messenger and the core social network.

The California-based social media giant has also revealed a new initiative to explore blockchain, the decentralised ledger technology that underpins the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Facebook’s management shakeup sees company explore blockchain

Facebook’s management shakeup creates a new division to explore blockchain, the ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Photo: Michael Wuensch, Pixabay

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Old Google AdWords UI will be replaced by end of 2018

Old Google AdWords UI will be replaced by end of 2018

On Monday, Google announced that their aging AdWords user interface (UI) will be totally scrapped by the end of 2018. In 2017, Google launched the new interface which it called the ‘New AdWords Experience’ to all digital marketers and began updating it with new features with users being able to freely switch back to the old interface.

Old Google AdWords UI will be replaced by end of 2018

Google will completely scrap the old AdWords UI by the end of the year. Photo: PhotoMIX-Company, Pixabay

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