social media newsletter 09/05/14

Time to celebrate it’s Friday. This week there’s been plenty of social media gossip and news with some inspiring Campaigns and very amusing Viral Videos.

Platform News

  • Facebook Still Reigns Supreme Among Young Adults – Although Facebook may be losing steam with teenagers, as recent studies have claimed, young adults are still as active as ever on the social media site.
  • Twitter’s Stock Drop on Monday Was the Worst of Major Tech Firms. After Twitter stock dropped 10% in early trading on Tuesday morning, the company’s stock continued to fall almost 18% in the wake of the lockup period’s end.
  • Regulators reprimand Snapchat over false claims about messaging service. US regulators have slapped Snapchat, the mobile messaging service, for falsely promising its users that their messages “disappear forever”.
  • LinkedIn aims to drive mobile uptake with multi-app strategy. LinkedIn is joining Facebook and Google in launching a range of specialised mobile apps to attract new users

Campaigns 

  • ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ – Michelle Obama and Malala join campaign to free 276 Nigerian teenagers kidnapped by Islamic extremists  Read more: MichelleObamaBringBackOurGirls

Stuff we like (sort of):

  • Facebook’s Parse app-building tool opens in the UK. Acquired by Facebook in April 2103, Parse gives Facebook powerful trend data about trending apps and services

Weekly Viral Video Chart

  • Let’s End Awkward. Awkward Around People With Disabilities? These Ads Want to Help Grey London campaign looks to ‘break the ice’
  • Slam Dunk the Funk – After 22 Attempts, Turkish Airlines Finally Pulled Off  This Epic Pool Dunk

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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