#Newsfeed: Taylor Swift is launching a social app before the end of the year; Facebook wants to introduce 3D posts to News Feed; Study proves Instagram Stories has dethroned Snapchat
Plus why Punkee is choosing likes and shares over website traffic.
Facebook is going hard with VR today, making announcements a variety of Oculus models, but also the intention to let you create virtual objects in its Oculus Medium sculpting platform or Facebook Spaces VR hangouts and then share them with friends who don’t have a VR headset. Dubbed #SocialVR, the concept isn’t as far-fetched as you think – you’ll be able to pinch, zoom and rotate the objects in 3D posts.
Read more about this game-changer here.
Following a year-long study, Mediakix has confirmed what most of us had already suspected: Instagram has dethroned Snapchat and reigns supreme when it comes to the ”stories” feature on both apps. The study explored three aspects – which platform is preferred by influencers, how influencers have changed their posting habits since Instagram launched stories, and which platform gets better traction and is more popular with audiences – and determined that, amongst other things, usage is down 33% among top influencers.
Read the results of the study in full here.
It’s officially happening – Taylor Swift is launching her own social media platform Described as “a creative, inclusive and community-driven place for users to better connect with each other… and Taylor!”, The Swift Life™ is actually a project carried out in partnership with the creators of celebrity-focused mobile games such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Katy Perry Pop.
Read all of the details, including about TayTay’s own “Taymojis”, here.
- Facebook ‘3D posts’ let you play with VR objects in News Feed [via TechCrunch]
- Facebook researchers are developing animated selfies based on emoji reactions [via Digital Trends]
- Facebook Just Shared The First Data About How Effective Its Fake News Label Is [via BuzzFeed News]
- Report: We may actually get to see Facebook’s Russian-bought ads [via Fast Company]
- As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter [via Digiday]
- Twitter updates tvOS app with new iOS integration to easily tweet while watching Apple TV [via 9to5 Mac]
- Facebook went down Wednesday, taking Instagram with it [via Mashable]
- This Study Proves That Instagram Stories Has Dethroned Snapchat [via Highsnobiety]
- How to Use Polls in Instagram Stories [via Social Media Examiner]
- How Allbirds uses Instagram as a focus group [via Digiday]
- Australian audiences to experience INXS’s most successful album in Dolby Atmos [via The Music Network]
- Beyoncé shares new ‘Freedom’ video to mark International Day of the Girl [via NME]
- Report: JAY-Z may purchase Harvey Weinstein’s interest in his company [via The FADER]
- The White Stripes’ First Three Albums Get Cassette Reissues [via Pitchfork]
- Taylor Swift announces a social app for fans called The Swift Life [via The Verge]
- New YouTube Analytics Help Artists Get To Know Their Subscribers [via hypebot]
- What more could Spotify and Apple Music do for music marketers? [via Music Ally]
- Twickets Launches Face Value-Based Ticket Platform in US [via Billboard]
- Google just mysteriously bought a podcast app [via Mashable]
- Australia wakes up with popcorn-scented newspapers [via Mediaweek]
- Why Punkee is choosing likes and shares over website traffic [via Mumbrella]
- How – and why – Coach changed its name to Tapestry [via Fast Company]
- Medium now lets anyone put their blogs behind its $5 paywall [via The Next Web]
- Australian court says man’s unsent text message counts as valid will [via The Verge]
- Do iPhone Users Spend More Online Than Android Users? [via Moz Blog]
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