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.
Google Reverses Adult Content Decision for Blogger
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.”
Twitter Revels Embedded Videos in Tweets
Slingshot 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.
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Twitter Introducing friend-finding and two-step verification to Digits
Twitter made a couple of updates to Digits by adding friend-finding to help you grow your audience, and introducing two-step verification.