SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Pinterest Expands Inclusion Fund with Shopify Partnership

    Pinterest has announced a new expansion of its “Pinterest Inclusion Fund”, which provides support for creators from underrepresented communities in order to help them grow and cultivate their business potential in the app. And now, Pinterest will be able to provide even more support on this front, with Shopify coming on board as a partner for the initiative. As per…

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  • Celebrities Who Earn the Most on Instagram [Infographic]

    Okay, this is not an exact science, as it’s based on estimates, but it is interesting to see which celebrities and influencers are potentially making the most money from their IG posts. Using data from Hopper IQ, the team from Bored Panda has identified the top IG users in the U.S. who regularly post sponsored content. The team first identified…

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  • Elon Musk Says X Now Has 600M Monthly Active Users

    Okay, this may not be an “official” update, as it’s only a passing comment made by Elon Musk, which always end up sparking media overreaction (which, of course, I’m playing into here). But: ???? has 600 million monthly active users, about half of which use the platform every day — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2024 Elon claims that X…

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  • The 5 Most Common Cybersecurity Mistakes [Infographic]

    Okay, you’re probably making at least some of these mistakes, and while this reminder may not change your habits, it is worth taking note of the most common cybersecurity missteps. According to a survey of 7,500 people, across 15 countries, the team from Visual Capitalist have come up with the five most common risky internet behaviors, which are: Using a…

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  • X Looks To Water Down Blocking To Increase Transparency

    Elon Musk has been promising to remove the block option entirely on X (formerly Twitter) for months, and now, the X team seems to have come up with a compromise, as it looks to align with app store requirements, while reducing the impact of blocking in the app. As explained by X: “We are making changes to how block works.…

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  • Social Platforms Face Challenges in India Business Development

    Over the last decade, India has become a key focus for many social apps. The second most populous nation in the world, India offers reach to more than a billion potential new users in its own right, and its fast evolving digital economy could, and should, provide significant potential for social platforms, especially those that can get in on the…

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  • Pinterest Sees Solid User Growth in Q1

    Pinterest has shared its latest performance update, showing a big increase in active users in Q1 2024, and a steady rise in revenue year-over-year. Though costs are also rising at the app, and its quarterly performance is less impressive. Here’s a summary of the key points from Pinterest’s Q1 update. First off, on users, Pinterest is now up to 518…

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  • LinkedIn Launches In-Stream Games with Competitive User Rankings

    After they were spotted in testing back in March, LinkedIn has now officially launched its new in-stream games, which are designed to give LinkedIn users a break from the grind of their workday. As per the video clip, LinkedIn’s new puzzle games are intended to provide a moment of relief for professionals, while also, of course, helping LinkedIn increase in-app…

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  • TikTok May Enable Brands To Generate AI Bots to Pitch Products

    TikTok is reportedly working on a new option that would enable brands to deploy virtual influencers, who would then be able to sell their products on their behalf via videos and live-streams in the app. Which is no surprise, given that the Chinese version of the app already hosts a range of big-name virtual influencers along the same lines. Though…

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  • X To Remove the Option To Hide Blue Tick

    The fact that X offered this as an option in the first place is an indictment of its own product, while the fact that it’s now removing it is even less logical. But… Yes, X (formerly Twitter) is notifying users who currently have a blue tick in the app that, soon, they’ll no longer have the option to hide it.…

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