#Newsfeed: Facebook introduces Recent Ad Activity tab; Twitter curates top stories in Popular Article tool; YouTube’s Lyor Cohen dishes on “New Golden Age” of music
Plus why Avril Lavigne is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.
Ever been sucked in by a Facebook ad, but then genuinely needed to return to it only to find you weren’t able to locate it? Well the platform is presenting a solution for that, with the addition of a “Recent Ad Activity” tab within personal profiles. You can find Recent Ad Activity in the bookmarks sidebar of Facebook’s mobile apps and desktop site, and it appears to show the past three months or so of ads you clicked, liked, commented on, shared or saved.
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Instagram’s added a new way to reply to direct messages with a photo overlaid with text. The process is fairly simple – when replying to a DM, you type your reply text, then tap on the camera icon at the left of the composer. Your message text will then be overlaid onto your camera view.
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YouTube’s Global Head Of Music (and former label exec) Lyor Cohen sat down for a keynote interview at the 2017 Music Matters summit in Singapore recently, sharing with the audience his thoughts on the “new golden age” of music. He hinted that YouTube is serious about subscriptions, but “building a subscription business is really hard”. “We’re definitely going to continue the hard work of increasing the ad market, and we’re going to help our partners – the labels and managers – break their artists,” he added.
Read more of Lyor Cohen’s key takeaways here.
- See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in ‘Recent Ad Activity’ [via TechCrunch]
- What Vox Learned from Building Groups and Creating Communities on Facebook [via FB Newsroom]
- 5 New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week [via Social Media Today]
- The timing may be right for Facebook to enter China next year, analyst predicts [via CNBC]
- Twitter’s Popular Articles feature shows you the most shared stories in your network [via The Verge]
- Twitter’s newest board member, Patrick Pichette, sent his first-ever tweet today [via Fast Company]
- Fox & Twitter Partner On Streaming Initiatives, Including ‘Empire’ Pre-Show [via Deadline]
- Instagram Adds a New Way to Reply to DMs with Text Overlaid on an Image [via Social Media Today]
- Instagram is rapidly eating away at Snapchat’s share of new users [via Recode]
- London venue becomes first to provide tout-proof tickets [via NME]
- Avril Lavigne most ‘dangerous’ celebrity to search for online [via The Guardian]
- Britney Spears’ Recent Social Media Videos are a Massive Hit With Fans [via Billboard]
- The Killers’ Brandon Flowers thinks rock n’ roll in 2017 is ‘bleak’ [via NME]
- Music’s ‘million sellers club’ updated to include streaming [via The Guardian]
- 7 Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017 [via Digital Music News]
- How Portugal. The Man’s ‘Feel It Still’ Became The Unexpected Rock Crossover Hit of 2017 [via Billboard]
- Maggie Rogers Debuts New Single “Split Stones” In North Face Ad [via The FADER]
- Apple Music for Android updated with user profiles and voice support [via The Verge]
- YouTube’s Lyor Cohen Dishes On Music’s “New Golden Age,” Streaming Subscriptions and Props To Daniel Ek [via hypebot]
- YouTube opens up Twitch-style subscriptions to more creators [via The Verge]
- Stop focussing on short term creative and start building your brand [via Mumbrella]
- Zack Snyder shares new, iPhone-shot short film, Snow Steam Iron: Watch [via Consequence of Sound]
- People are ‘Expressing’ Themselves Via Wi-Fi Names and it Needs to Stop [via Thrive Global]
- Drake Meme Appears In NYC Parks Department Proposal [via Stereogum]
- How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them [via Fast Company]
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