social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Introduces Selfielapse: The recent Hyperlapse update allows you to “use your front-facing camera to shoot a video of yourself.”

Facebook Allows Users to Save Links in Photo Posts: “The save feature on Facebook now allows users to save links in photo posts. Plus, you can now save multiple links and tagged pages in posts.”

facebook save feature home

“You can also save links from posts directly on any page’s wall and on any personal profile wall, too!!”

Facebook Announces Updates for iOS 8: “Facebook for iOS 8 will have an improved experience for people who want to share content from other apps to Facebook.”

facebook for ios8 update

“By simply tapping the Share icon and selecting Facebook, you can choose to share a link to a website from your browser, photos or videos from your camera roll, and content from other apps.”

Amazon Enables Access to Amazon Wish List Via Twitter: You can now add items to your Amazon Wish List without leaving Twitter.

Interesting social media news worth following:

Pinterest Plans to Make Promoted Pins More Relevant to Pinners: On October 19, 2014, Pinterest will make a few updates to their privacy policy to explain these plans.

pinterest promoted pins privacy policy

Pinterest’s “plan now is to make promoted pins more relevant to pinners, and help advertisers understand how their ads impact their business.”

Ello Introduces New Social Platform: This new social platform promises an experience different from Facebook. It allows members to sign up with fake names and promises to be ad-free.


“Simple, beautiful and ad-free.”

A cool social media tool worth checking out:

Launcher: “The first ‘must-have’ app for iOS 8 that puts your favorites at your fingertips.”

launcher app

“When you install it, you get a new iOS 8 Today widget, which can be added to Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad so that it’s always just one swipe away!”

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  • Jason

    We experimented with Hyperlapse for our marching band and did one showing a car traveling to our stadium before our game. It received a nice response from our parents, students and the community. My only concern is the downgrade in quality when posting to Facebook. Looks great on my phone, but blurry on Facebook.

  • Has anyone got an invite for Ello? Can I get 1 please 😛

  • Amazon is moving from Ecommerce to social commerce. Great one

  • Thanks for sharing, Jason!

  • Bindi

    Is Launcher available in Australia? Can’t seem to get it in App Store.

  • Jay

    I wonder why I can’t change from Hyperlapse to Selfielapse, and back in mid-recording… Deciding between the two is an up-front election with no ability to “vary the view” when you are trying to tell a story. As it stands, it means I need to takeg two recordings and splicing them together on a separate video editor. How lame…
    Also, it should have a pause feature like Vine, so you can effectively “jump” scenes. Still, I’m experimenting to see how I can creatively use this app. We’ll see.

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  • Yes that’s correct, they say you cannot switch between the two:

  • I don’t know, Bindi. You’ll have to see your end.

  • Sabrina Kizzie

    This is a great summary of what’s new in Social Media! Selfielapse should be a big hit:)
    -Sabrina Kizzie, Author & Social Media Lecturer
    Twitter & Instagram : @Sabrinaonmove