#Newsfeed: Facebook completes Snapchat cloning; Someone Great is headed to Splendour in the Grass; ARIA releases 2016 wholesale figures
Plus how Instagram killed the retail store.
Facebook has completed it’s Snapchat cloning sequence, with the introduction of it’s new camera and Stories functionality. You can now share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop News Feed, visible to friends for 24 hours and not appearing on your Timeline or in News Feed unless you post them there.
See some examples of the new filters here.
Twitter is announcing a new type of ad — pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. Periscope Group Project Manager Mike Folgner said in a blog post that the ads will appear in a way that’s “organic to how people already consume that content on the platform.”
Read more about this story here.
Bloomberg has highlighted how the low-budget, social-media-fuelled approach to ecommerce has virtually killed the retail model. The strategy of young gun Millinsky – whose caps have been worn by everyone from Rhianna to Wiz Khalifa – is to use retail stores to create exclusivity, rather than rely on them for financial stability.
Read the full interview with the Instagram entrepreneur here.
Hold on to your hats kids – the Splendour line-up has just dropped, and there are some BIG names heading to Byron Bay in July. Rock royalty Queens of the Stone Age and the reunited LCD Soundsystem are among the line0up of over 100 artists, with more to be announced.
Read the full jaw-dropping announcement here.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today released its 2016 wholesale sales figures, with music streaming revenue becoming the dominant consumption format for Australian music fans, now accounting for 38.5% of overall market by value.
Read all of the stats here.
- More Ways to Share with the Facebook Camera [via FB Newsroom]
- 9 of the best Facebook Stories filters that put Snapchat to shame [via The Next Web]
- Facebook Testing New Option to Allow Pages to Post in Groups [via Social Media Today]
- It doesn’t matter who wrote an article — just who shared it on Facebook [via Mashable]
- Twitter introduces pre-roll ads to Periscope videos [via TechCrunch]
- In non-fake news, ‘The Daily Show’ will open Trump Presidential Twitter Library [via USA Today]
- Instagram Killed the Retail Store [via Bloomberg]
- Why Instagram Is The Top Social Platform For Engagement (And How To Use It) [via Forbes]
- Who Wins and Who Loses in YouTube’s Falling Out With Brands [via AdAge]
- The jaw-dropping SITG line-up has arrived [via triple j]
- ARIA releases 2016 wholesale figures [via ARIA]
- No Lights, no Lorde: impersonator dupes Auckland partygoers [via The Guardian]
- Watch what happens when Spotify gives unknown music acts a big push [via Recode]
- Vivid teams with City of Sydney to highlight local music [via The Industry Observer]
- The Customer Was Front and Centre at Social Media Marketing World 2017 [via Social Media Today]
- iOS 10.3 is freeing up extra storage space, users say [via Mashable]
- Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works [via TechCrunch]
- Inside agency R/GA’s growing consulting practice [via Digiday]
- NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything [via Mashable]
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