Social Media Bytes The week’s social media news

Posted on 24/10/2014 · Posted in Blog

In this week’s newsletter…

  1. Sick of the “just saying”-s and “rant over”-s thrown all over Twitter? There’s a tool for that.
  2. Play your favourite tunes on Twitter while browsing
  3. Twitter is putting tweets in your timeline from people you don’t follow
  4. Facebook tests mobile payments via Messenger app

1.    Sick of the “just saying”-s and “rant over”-s thrown all over Twitter? There’s a tool for that.

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2.    Play your favourite tunes on Twitter while browsing

  • In partnership with Apple and Sound Cloud, Twitter will be launching Audio Card –  a new feature which lets users listen to music while browsing their newsfeed
  • More than 50 Sound Cloud partners are already taking advantage of this new card including Coldplay, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Alt-J and NASA
  • Thanks to Audio Card, Twitter will not only show you feed from people you don’t follow, but will soon find a way to auto-play audio adverts and sponsored tracks before you know it

·         Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/17/twitter-soundcloud-itunes-audio-tweets

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3. Twitter is putting tweets in your timeline from people you don’t follow

  • Earlier this year, some Twitter users noticed that tweets were appearing in their timelines from accounts that they didn’t follow, simply because they’d been favourited by someone they did follow.
  • For people new to Twitter, this kind of feature may be a good and useful thing, helping them build up an interesting timeline based on their first few follows.
  • “To help you keep up with what’s happening, we’ve been testing ways to include these tweets in your timeline — ones we think you’ll find interesting or entertaining.” – Trevor O’Brien from Twitter’s product team explains the reasons behind the new feature.
  • The first users’ reactions to this announcement, however, were the following: “don’t”; “Please don’t”; “please don’t, I just want to see the tweets of people I follow. Thanks.”; “no thank you.”; “no no no”.
  • Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/17/twitter-tweets-timeline-dont-follow?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

4.    Facebook tests mobile payments via Messenger app