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15 Ways to Bring Social Media to Events

15 Ways to Bring Social Media to Events | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Social media enables event attendees to connect in powerful ways - creating the buzz, event delivery and post event promotion. Some excellent tips here Ekaterina Walter . . .

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@allthetops - No probs - some really good advice here, methinks . . .
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Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into "time well spent," and now it's giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster..
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Christmas has come early for video creators on Facebook and Instagram. This gift is a whole bunch of free tools to help you reach your video audiences more effectively. Go on, unwrap it now! . . .
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7 Awesome Examples of User-Generated Content on Instagram - Socially Sorted

7 Awesome Examples of User-Generated Content on Instagram - Socially Sorted | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
User-Generated Content on Instagram is huge right now. These 7 brands have built massive followings by sharing the content created by their community.
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Letting other people tell you story makes your social channel come aive. Some great examples of user-generated content from Instagram star Donna Moritz . . .
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, October 19, 6:57 AM
Tips about sharing content created by your community. Be sure to follow my Digital Diva scoops.
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Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream

Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you stream live Instagram broadcasts with a friend in split-screen mode.
Adding a friend to your broadcast is simple: just tap the new icon o
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This is a possible game-changer from Instagram. A new split-screen live video feature means you could interview your VIP guest before/after an event, talk to superfans about why they like your product - whatever is the limit of your imagination. How could you use this new feature?
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Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you using live video on Instagram? Discover how to get an extra 24 hours of view time for your live videos with Instagram Live video replays.
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Instagram News! New Live Replays means that you can now get more than 24 hours exposure for your live video content. Instagram expert Jenn Herman tells you how . . .
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Facebook Mobile Video: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Facebook Mobile Video: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Want more traction with your Facebook videos? Discover what the new Facebook mobile video tab is and find 14 ways to stand out in this dedicated video feed.
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Facebook is betting big on mobile and video - so much so that they've just made a design tweak. Find out from Mari Smith how to use video effectively with FB . . .
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 30, 10:32 PM

Facebook Mobile Video is evolving to be one of the most cost effective marketing mediums with a high rate of return.

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Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition

Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Did you hear about the latest Instagram's updates? Stay updated, check the newest features and learn how to use them to improve your Ads
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Whats new in Instagram? You get the latest here including a great tweak to Instagram Live . . .
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Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app - BBC News

Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app - BBC News | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The move could put the firm in better position to compete over lucrative advertising money.
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Facebook are really trying to dominate every screen available - wonder how YouTube/Google will fight back? . . .
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Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games

Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Bored while you wait for friends to text back? Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games, like Pac-Man, Space..
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Would you believe it? Now you can play Pac-Man on Facebook Messenger while waiting for your best friend to get back to you with the latest goss. As we say in Spain - ¡Genial! . . .
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5 tips for selling on Marketplace, Facebook's version of Craigslist

5 tips for selling on Marketplace, Facebook's version of Craigslist | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here's how to make your Facebook Marketplace listings pop.
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Another new service from Facebook - Marketplace looks to emulate eBay and Craiglist. You've got the chance to put that sandwich toaster you never use in front of 1.7 billion potential customers . . .
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LinkedIn And Hashtags Are Now #BestFriends

LinkedIn And Hashtags Are Now #BestFriends | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
About time, says I - Hot Linking news! You can now use hashtags in your LinkedIn posts . . .
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That was always a very strange anomaly with LinkedIn but all is now rectified, which will also help with tracking campaign hashtags in LI too . . .
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SNEAK PEEK FROM THE BEACH: Find Out About Facebook's New Page Layout  . . .

SNEAK PEEK FROM THE BEACH: Find Out About Facebook's New Page Layout  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

While you were surfing, Facebook made a change to its page layout . . .

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While you we catching waves, Facebook quietly tweaked its page layout. Here's a great rundown from Shortstack on the changes . . .
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3 Tips for Pinning Video on Pinterest : Social Media Examiner

3 Tips for Pinning Video on Pinterest : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Want to get more out of your videos? Find 3 tips to pin video from YouTube, Facebook Live, Snapchat, or your website, and drive traffic from Pinterest.
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Video and Pinterest don't mix! Oh yes they do and here's how to do it 
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The Social Metric Map

The Social Metric Map | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you been looking for a concise-yet-thorough, clear-but-"wide lens" social marketing visual you can trust and reference -- and serve up to your boss when he
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Very good infographic summarising which social media metrics are relevant for each objective . . .
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Instagram update adds two-person live streaming option ‘Go live with a friend’

Instagram update adds two-person live streaming option ‘Go live with a friend’ | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram today has added a fun new way to use its live sharing feature, called “Go live with a friend”. The new option lets users invite one person to join in on their live video.
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Instagram's new dual-screen feature on their live video could be a game-changer. Great way to do interviews on the fly for your audiences. Note, you need to download the new v20 of Intsagram from your app store to get the feature . . .
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YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a "dark mode" for nighttime..
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YouTube changes its logo and a lot more - The new YouTube mobile app experience will make it much more usable on the go.
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How to Track Links Shared on Social Media

How to Track Links Shared on Social Media | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Link tracking any links shared on social media is really useful to see where traffic is coming from. Check out a selection of tools that will show you how!
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If you're not tracking links on social media, how can you understand anything about your audiences? Ian Cleary from RazorSocial shows you how just easy it can all be with the right tools at your fingertips . . .
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How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase your conversions from Instagram stories? Discover how to use Instagram stories ads to improve your marketing results.
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Instagram introduce new ad opportunities for their Stories - here's the skinny . . .
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How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices

Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook LIVE vs. Instagram LIVE: A comparison of Facebook Live versus Instagram Live Video.
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Whats the difference between Facebook and Instagram live-streaming? Its all the same isn't it? <well Kim Garst tells you just why it isn't . . .
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How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters

LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn -- the social network for professionals that's now a part of Microsoft -- has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the..
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I suppose it had to happen - now LinkedIn has their version of Stories but interestingly, it is driven by a mix of tech and human curation . . .
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Twitter Announces Direct Integration of Live-Streaming Within the Twitter App

Twitter Announces Direct Integration of Live-Streaming Within the Twitter App | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has announced the full integration of live-streaming capacity direct into the main app.
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With live-streaming now available within your mobile twitter app, what will this mean for Periscope?
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Instagram Stories Are Officially a Success (And What That Means for Marketers) | Simply Measured

Instagram Stories Are Officially a Success (And What That Means for Marketers) | Simply Measured | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Yesterday, two months after introducing Instagram Stories, Instagram announced that it will now include Instagram Stories in the Explore feature . . .

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This looks like an excellent opportunity for brands to tell their stories on Instagram . . .
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LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, owing a lot to its purchase of Lynda  . . .

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, owing a lot to its purchase of Lynda  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2..
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Very interesting that LinkedIn is pushing its training offer as part of the overall re-design of the channel . . .

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

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting — here’s how to opt out | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has announced a big change to its privacy policy which means your personal data will be used byNo, use Whatsapp data Facebook advertisers . . .

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Whats App-ening?! Despite the initial denials by Facebook that they would use WhatsApp personal data for advertising, two years down the line, that's exactly Whats App-ening . . .
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Instagram is using an algorithm, Facebook data to sort its new Stories feed

Instagram is using an algorithm, Facebook data to sort its new Stories feed | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram’s algorithm will decide the order of Stories by referencing whose content people engage with on Instagram, as well as on Facebook.
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Unlike Snapchat, Instagram will be pushing the most engaging content to the top in their new Stories  . . .
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Snapchat introduce Bitmoji: But what does it mean for brands and marketers? . . .

Snapchat introduce Bitmoji: But what does it mean for brands and marketers? . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Snapchat paid more than $100m to buy Bitstrips, the company behind the popular sticker app Bitmoji.
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Everyone is emoji bonkers these days. Snapchat have now got something called Bitmoji incorporated into their platform so you can now snap your stories as a cartoon version of yourself! . . .
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