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Social Media Developments – 21st June 2013

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Instagram launches video

Yesterday, Instagram launched the facility to upload videos to the service – presumably in an effort to compete with Vine and try and increase the usage of Instagram as a whole.

LinkedIn allows media in updates

In addition to adding media to LinkedIn profiles, you can now add images, documents and presentations to updates on the LinkedIn homepage.

Facebook removes Sponsored Stories

In an effort to streamline its advertising options, Facebook is reducing its current offering of 27 types of adverts to 13.The changes are summarised below:

  • Sponsored Stories in their current form will cease to exist. These have been removed for privacy reasons – so to not use individual’s names and photos on advertising – and been replaced by social ads.
  • Questions for pages and Facebook Offers are being removed entirely.

Google+ dashboard

Google+ pages will now see a dashboard in order to update their information across multiple Google services, e.g. maps, search and Google+. It also allows you to start advertising with Adwords and provides information on searches.

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