Blog / 28 Aug 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook makes certain post types ineligible for promotion; What Twitter is teaching us about being more relaxed about spelling; Instagram data predicts 2017 MTV Video Music Awards winners



Plus why new female stars can’t break through the pop music glass ceiling.


Facebook has announced that they’re removing the ability to promote certain Page posts as they shift their ad products towards more specific business objectives, as opposed to social stats. The list of post types that will no longer be eligible for boosting, as of September 15 include a status of watching a television show, movie, or other types of programming, a post from an app posted to a Page’s timeline, and a check-in on a map, at a restaurant, or in a city.

Read more about these changes and read the full list of posts banned from promotion here.


Read his opinion piece in full here.


Instagram has backflipped on its ban of Jessa O’Brien’s account, reactivating @thenudeblogger_ in what the committed nudist is describing as a HUGE win for body positivity, and most definitely a step in the right direction for Instagram, social media and society!”. Her account was shut down without warning earlier this month for breaching Instagram’s nudity policy.

Read more about this story here.


In her latest piece, music news editor for The Guardian Harriet Gibsone is suggesting that while the music industry is promoting more women than ever, few seem to be making it to stardom – ultimately asking the question “is it because labels treat them differently to their male counterparts?”. One point Gibsone makes is that while a healthy Instagram following can be more valuable than a magazine cover, female pop artists are expected to live up to the “strong woman” archetype on social media; that women known for their outspoken digital presence are allowed this one space to be “real”, an artificial trade-off while labels confine and control other areas.

Read this in-depth look at the challenges faced by female pop stars today here.



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