#Newsfeed: Some Twitter users are getting longer tweets (but not President Trump); Facebook to show NFL highlights immediately after games; Instagram now gives you more control over comments
Plus why marketers need to stop fretting over email open rates.
Facebook has signed a two-year deal to bring NFL highlights and other clips to its two billion users around the world. The deal, which kicks in immediately, will let Facebook users watch highlights of any game shortly after it ends. Users will be able to watch the clips for free; Facebook is paying the NFL an undisclosed amount for rights to show the highlights, and will try to earn some of that money back by selling ads that will run during the clips.
Read more about the new deal here.
Read some of the reactions to Twitter’s decision here.
Instagram is introducing a few new tools today to help make comments more bearable. Mainly, the company is finally giving users more control over who can actually comment on posts. Now you can limit comments to only come from people that you follow and/or your followers, and you can also block specific commenters as well.
Read more about the new feature here.
The Streamys – the awards celebrating the best in online video and the creators behind it – have been announced. This year featured the first Purpose Awards, planned as an annual event recognising creators, brands and nonprofits that make a difference in their communities and positively impacting humankind. Ariana Grande’s take on Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” won for best cover song, while the Dolan Twins took out Creator of the Year.
Read more about the winners here.
- Facebook’s Workplace Takes A Big Step Forward By Adding Walmart As A Customer [via Fast Company]
- A new deal will let Facebook users watch NFL highlights immediately after the game [via Recode]
- Facebook Can Absolutely Control Its Algorithm [via WIRED]
- Some Twitter users are getting longer tweets, but President Donald Trump isn’t one of them [via Recode]
- Twitter is making some legitimately great video—and it’s impossible to find [via Mashable]
- Instagram now gives you more control over who can comment on your posts [via The Next Web]
- Arctic Monkeys Working on New Album for 2018 Release [via Pitchfork]
- Stormzy releases ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ short film [via NME]
- Loyle Carner is swapping vintage football shirts for tickets to his sold out tour [via NME]
- Post Malone Is One of the Biggest Hit-Makers in Hip-Hop Right Now [via Billboard]
- DJs Finally Get a Break as Sony Music Starts Licensing Its Stems [via Digital Music News]
- Spotify’s Ongoing War With The Music Industry [via hypebot]
- Ariana Grande, Poppy Win at 2017 Streamy Awards [via Billboard]
- Amazon Music Enlists Alexa for Its iOS and Android Apps [via Billboard]
- Universal Music, Mass Appeal, Spotify Execs Talk Branding In a Hip-Hop World at NYC’s Ad Week [via Billboard]
- Google now lets you mute an ad because it ‘knew too much’ [via Mashable]
- Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches its own live video product [via TechCrunch]
- Clinique is turning print ads into six-second videos [via Digiday]
- US Homeland Security will start gathering social media information from all immigrants [via The Verge]
- Why marketers need to stop fretting over email open rates [via Mumbrella]
- This Is Why Job Candidates Should Interview Each Other [via Fast Company]
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