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Facebook Rolls Out Interactive Live Broadcast Map: Facebook introduced an “interactive map that shows you [public Facebook Live] streams that you can tune into in real-time” from all over the world and “who’s watching the video you’ve selected.” The Next Web reports that this new feature “has been around for the past month, but it’s now easier to find on Facebook’s desktop site.” The interactive map is rolling out slowly throughout the world, but there’s been no word on when it will be available globally.

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Facebook rolled out an interactive map that shows you public Facebook Live streams from around the world that you can tune into in real time.

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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

Amazon Targets YouTube With Video Upload Service: Amazon debuted a new video upload service that allows users to “post videos to its website and earn money from advertising, royalties and other sources, putting the company in more direct competition with Google’s YouTube.” Bloomberg reports that content creators can upload original or licensed videos to Amazon’s Video Direct service and have many options on how the content is distributed and monetized. Amazon’s only requirements are that “the videos be high definition and have closed-captioning for the hearing impaired.”

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Amazon Video Direct is “a self-service program that enables video creators to reach Amazon customers, including tens of millions of Prime members on hundreds of devices.”

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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

Periscope Beta Testing Full Archives of Live Video: Periscope is testing a new feature that will make it “easier to save your streams indefinitely.”

Twitter Introduces New Connect Tab on Mobile: Twitter rolled out a new Connect tab on mobile where users can find “a detailed list of people and accounts [Twitter thinks] you’ll enjoy following, all easily accessible in one place.” The Connect tab is available now to “everyone on Twitter for iOS and Android.”

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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

Facebook Introduces New Features for Purchasing and Planning Mobile Video Ads: Facebook introduced “new features to make it easy for advertisers to plan and purchase ads on Facebook in ways that align to how they have traditionally bought television ads.” These new features are also available for Instagram video ads.

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“Advertisers are now able to use U.S. Nielsen designated market areas (DMAs) through TRP Buying for Facebook and Instagram ads.”

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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

Facebook Adds New Daily Video Breakdowns: Facebook added “new daily breakdowns for video metrics,” which “gives Page owners a better understanding of when their audiences are watching their videos” and provides “a more detailed picture of performance that [Facebook hopes] will help publishers inform their video strategies.”

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Facebook page owners can access day-by-day breakdowns for Minutes Viewed, Views, and 10-second Views.

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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 Introduces Feed Algorithm to Show Best Posts First: The new Instagram algorithm shifts the order of photos and videos in your feed “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post.”

Splash Launches Social Sharing Platform for VR: Splash is a new a “Snapchat-like platform for casual sharing in virtual reality” that “allows you to quickly share 360-degree videos of your surroundings that can be viewed on both smartphones and VR headsets like Google Cardboard.” Splash is currently available on iOS only.

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“Create and share videos in 360 with friends using only your phone!”

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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

Pinterest Opens Pinterest Ads Manager and Rolls Out Additional Targeting Options: To let more businesses see results from promoted pin campaigns, Pinterest is “opening the Pinterest Ads Manager to all small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.” Targeting options now include Interest targeting, Keyword targeting, and Customer database targeting, and conversion tracking has been enhanced.

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Pinterest is “opening the Pinterest Ads Manager to all small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.”

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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

Facebook Launches Canvas: Facebook Canvas offers “a new post-click, full-screen, immersive mobile ad experience on Facebook that loads nearly instantaneously.”

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“Canvas is available to advertisers around the world starting today.”

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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

Facebook Opens Instant Articles Program to All Publishers: Facebook “will be opening up the Instant Articles program to all publishers – of any size, anywhere in the world.”

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“Opening up Instant Articles will allow any publisher to tell great stories, that load quickly, to people all over the world.”

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