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Twitter and Facebook Updates for March 8th

Facebook and Twitter Updates

Spring and warmer weather are almost here! Social media is changing faster than our weather. Here’s what spring is bringing in for social.

Facebook

Facebook Adds Breaking News Label in an Attempt to Take On Twitter

Because Facebook’s algorithm is so bad at showing breaking news they are giving publishers a red, breaking news label to draw readers attention.

Bottomline

Twitter is so good at breaking news I don’t think Facebook will ever keep up.

Facebook Becomes the New LinkedIn!

Facebook now has the option to post your job opening directly to their Job Page and your own page at the same time. Right now these posting look like blue collar and entry-level jobs. But who knows this page has just started.

Bottomline

I think this is a fast, easy, inexpensive way to get a job post. But I will still post on LinkedIn for positions that need more of a technical background.

Micropodcasting. Facebook Tries Voice Clip Status Updates

This is an interesting update …. Facebook is testing in India letting users add voice clips/messages on their profiles.

Bottomline

This could mean that Facebook is trying to become a podcasting platform like SoundCloud, PodBean or Lybsyn. Is this another monetization avenue for Facebook?  It could be valuable to “hear” a update, but will it become annoying?

Twitter

Twitter Announces a Way to Save Tweets, Bookmarks

Now in the mobile app, click on the “share” icon and bookmark a tweet to go back to later.

Bottomline

Finally! I hate using the favorite button to save a tweet to refer to latter. Also, it will save politicians and brands that, if they favorited an opposing tweet would look like they’re favoriting the opposition’s position, not just saving the tweet for later.

This week’s changes will make social media a better place for brands and businesses.

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Check out past posts on changes to all the major social media networks.