#Newsfeed: Instagram introduces polls to Stories; Band uses delay from Facebook Live to loop a song; Twitter’s algorithm problem highlighted by misspelled Las Vegas hashtag
Plus how to track the success of your influencer program.
For anyone who has experience in live Facebook video – or any streaming vision for that matter – you’ll know how frustrating the delay is. Well, one band has put that awkward pause to good use, creating a loop version of their song by performing for a Facebook Live feed that’s then projected behind them to generate the complex layers.
Read more about how The Academic pulled off the clever video here.
Instagram is making its Stories a little more interactive with a new polling feature that users can add with a “poll” sticker. Pulling off something Facebook is yet to re-do, people viewing your story will now be able to tap on a choice to vote, which will then show the overall results so far. Along with the new polling stickers, Instagram is also adding an eyedropper tool that allows you to take colours from your pictures to use on text and brushes, and an alignment tool (which is limited to iOS for now) for all of the centring perfectionists out there.
Read more about this exciting news here.
It’s not often that LinkedIn introduces something exciting enough for us to report on (#sorrynotsorry), but there’s a first time for everything! The company introduced a new video feature Tuesday that allows event attendees to add Snapchat-style filters to videos they create within the LinkedIn app. The location-based filters are part of the service’s new in-app video creation feature, which allows LinkedIn users to record and share videos directly from the app.
Read more about the new feature here.
- Ad Skeptics Say ‘Not So Fast’ to Facebook’s Two-Second Videos [via AdAge]
- Facebook Says Content Wasn’t the Problem With Russian Election-Season Ads [via AdAge]
- Band uses delay from Facebook Live to loop a song and it’s incredible [via Mashable]
- 7 Facebook Messenger Marketing Strategies You Can Try Today [via Buffer Blog]
- Twitter’s ‘LasVagas’ hashtag fail shows the worst part of algorithms [via Mashable]
- Disney confirms that it looked at buying Twitter last year but went with BAMTech instead [via Business Insider]
- Introducing Polls in Instagram Stories [via Instagram Blog]
- Lights! Camera! Culinary School Will Teach Instagram Skills [via The New York Times]
- Brands come on board for ARIA awards [via Mumbrella]
- Tom Petty Set for Return to Top 10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart Following Death [via Billboard]
- This Podcast Host Is Spending Hundreds of Hours to Dissect the Genius of Kanye West [via Pigeons & Planes]
- Meet Girlhood, a Duo Making Some of London’s Best New Music on a Boat [via Pigeons & Planes]
- 4 Indicators K-Pop Band K.A.R.D. Is Bound For Worldwide Success [via hypebot]
- Future Shares the Secret to His Success: ‘There’s Longevity in Being Yourself’ [via Complex Music]
- How to Manage Concert-Going Anxiety in the Wake of Las Vegas’ Mass Shooting [via Billboard]
- I Wrote a Hit Song With Justin Bieber. Want to See My Royalties? [via Digital Music News]
- Nuraphone review: Headphones that scan your ears for a tailored listening experience [via FACT Magazine]
- Evan Spiegel explains why Snapchat is making virtual art installations [via Mashable]
- LinkedIn is rolling out Snapchat-style geofilters for events and conferences [via Mashable]
- Is Apple Slowing Down Your iPhone to Make You Upgrade? [via Digital Music News]
- Yahoo now says all 3 billion of its accounts affected by security breach [via Mashable]
- Siri May Be The Big Winner In Apple’s Switch To Google For Web Search [via Fast Company]
- Dropbox announces ‘biggest change to the company’s brand’ in 10-year history [via Mediaweek]
- 3 Ways to Retarget Your Instagram Audience with Facebook Ads [via Social Media Today]
- How to Track the Success of Your Influencer Program [via Simply Measured]
- This guy has 1,500 passwords, and a few tips for staying secure [via Mashable]
- Signs your office is hurting your productivity and mental well-being [via Quartz]
- When pitching, think of the letter W – and other oddly effective tips to win a startup competition [via The Next Web]
- The Networking Hack You’ve Been Missing? Telling People To Text You [via Fast Company]
JADEN JAM: Ubisoft just launched an International Fart Contest for its latest South Park video game.