#Newsfeed: Jaden Digital acquires majority stake in Radio Today; Twitter changes search results format; First look at Instagram live videos
Plus Facebook adds features to Mentions app.
- Facebook gives celebs more live video features via its Mentions app [via Digital Trends]
- Australia’s biggest Twitter trends for 2016 revealed [via Mediaweek]
- Twitter moves top tweet search results from reverse chronological order to relevance order [via Twitter blog]
- Google to launch two flagship smartwatches in 2017 [via Mashable]
- Canada declares internet access a “basic service” [via Digital Trends]
- Google and Facebook compete for best 2016 video recap [via AdAge]
- Jaden Digital acquires majority stake in Radio Today [via RadioToday]
- Social media agency hacks Facebook page of food brand amid row over non-payment of bills [via Mumbrella Asia]
- MRC in Talks With Facebook About Auditing Its Metrics [via AdAge]
Expect to see more Facebook live videos from your favourite celebrities in 2017, with the Mentions app receiving an update today. Verified stars will now be able to create drafts of Live Video descriptions, receive reminders to go live or publish posts and blacklist words and phrases so that they don’t appear in comments during live streams.
Read the full story here.
Facebook is bulking up its internal ‘sound design’ team – and recruiting for an experienced composer to help spearhead the creation of its own music. According to Music Business Worldwide, the in-house Music Composer role advertisement outlines requirements such as “compose innovative music in multiple styles” and “drive music-related projects from inception to completion with little oversight”.
Read the full story here.
Twitter is opting for relevance over recent activity, changing the way it displays search results this week. In a blog post, Twitter’s senior software engineer for search quality Lisa Huang explained that “the most recent results may not be what the searchers are looking for.”
Read more here.
We’ve caught the first glimpse of what Instagram live videos could look like moving forward. Ned Hunt, a keen-eyed member of a private Facebook group filled with community managers, posted the screenshot overnight, featuring a scrolling comment feed and viewer numbers. The post was created by Brazilian professional footballer Marcelo Vieira Jr. during a photo shoot, and is not available for retrospective viewing.
The lists of wrap-ups for this year continues, with YouTube and Facebook battling it out for Best 2016 Recap Video. According to AdAge, “YouTube Rewind,” a montage about key trends and influencers of 2016, won the top spot in its second week at 55 million views. Facebook’s recap video that zeroed in on events of the year drew 26 million views.
See the full Viral Chart (courtesy of Visible Measures) here.
In some very exciting news, the Jaden Digital stable welcomes a new addition, with the acquisition of a majority stake in Radio Today. Renowned for being Australia’s most read digital news outlet among radio and record industry professionals, there will some exciting updates made to the website in 2017.
Read the full story, including some comments from our CEO Jake, here.
JADEN JAM: The world’s first viral video, “Numa Numa”, turned 12 earlier this month!