What’s New In Social Media- March 11

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.25.49 AMA New Way for Brands to Tell Stories on Instagram

Instagram introduced a new format called carousel ads – a new way for brands to share more images with people interested in their posts. Carousel ads give brands more flexibility in telling their stories by allowing people who view their ads to swipe left to see additional images and link to a website of the brand’s choice.

Read more here:
http://blog.business.instagram.com/post/112707530471/carousel-ads

Google Reverses Adult Content Decision for Blogger

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.31.03 AM Google has reversed its decision to ban sexually explicit content on Blogger, according to a post on the company’s product forums by Social Product Support Manager Jessica Pelegio. Users of the blogging platform were told earlier that Google would no longer allow “graphic nude images or video” on the site starting on March 23rd. However, Pelegio’s post states that this is no longer the case, with Google deciding the ban would’ve had a “negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities.”

Read more here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/ – !category-topic/blogger/jAep2mLabQY

Twitter Revels Embedded Videos in TweetsScreen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.32.44 AM

With the new embedded video widget on Twitter, you can highlight Twitter-hosted video on your website, enhanced by the same JavaScript used to render Tweet buttons and embedded Tweets.

Read more here:
https://blog.twitter.com/2015/embed-twitter-hosted-video-on-your-website

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.48.41 AMSlingshot Shows Off Explore

With the Facebook app Slingshot, you can’t view an incoming message until you respond with a photo or video of your own. This makes it so there are no passive users because everyone who participates has to trade photos and video clips. This week they unleashed a new feature called Explore, which features popular people who are active on Slingshot. You can view their shots and then decide who you want to follow.

Read more here:
http://blog.sling.me/post/112638078537/introducing-explore

Twitter Introducing friend-finding and two-step verification to DigitsScreen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.48.16 AM

Twitter made a couple of updates to Digits by adding friend-finding to help you grow your audience, and introducing two-step verification.

Read more here:
https://blog.twitter.com/2015/introducing-friend-finding-and-two-step-verification-to-digits