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Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media

Welcome 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 Expands Ability to Broadcast Live from Desktops and Laptops to All Users: Facebook announced that everyone around […] This post Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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This sensory wearable is designed for flirting

 With people more likely to be locking eyes with their smartphone screens these days when they’re hanging around in public, the London-based designers behind this feathery wearable are worried that the chances for exchanging flirtatious glances with passing strangers is being engineered out of daily life. Or, let’s be honest, translated into monetizable swipes on Tinder et al. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Instagram now has 1 million advertisers, will launch business booking tool this year

Instagram announced on Wednesday that it now has 1 million businesses advertising monthly across the photo-sharing app, a 400 percent increase from a year ago. With brands seeing more potential in the creative service, the Facebook-owned company said it’s planning on doing more to help businesses convert sales. Included in the roadmap will be a tool allowing consumers to book appointments directly from Instagram profiles set to roll out “later this year.” More than 600 million people use Instagram worldwide and for various reasons. And while many are likely using it to share photos and videos with friends and followers, others are choosing to catch up with what their favorite brands are doing. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, users can get more out of seeing images of clothing, accessories, devices, locations, venues, and more versus reading about it. Underscoring this trend, Instagram said just within the past month, more than…

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Facebook Tests Video Insights for Profiles: This Week in Social Media

Welcome 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 Testing Video Insights for Personal Profiles: This week, Social Media Examiner staff noted that Facebook appears to […] This post Facebook Tests Video Insights for Profiles: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Airbnb aims to double African customers to 1.5 million this year

(Reuters) — Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday. The number of people using the online room rental service on the continent rose by 143 percent to about 765,000 guests in 2016 from the year before, said Nicola D’Elia, the firm’s Africa and Middle East chief. “If you just look at 2017, it’s going to double, you will have 1.5 million people at the end of this year,” added D’Elia. Airbnb CEO Chesky confirmed that the California-based company expected to double African customer numbers this year. “Certainly that would be the forecast,” he said in an interview in Cape Town, adding: “This is literally just the beginning. It (Africa) is still relatively under-penetrated.” Chesky said the company had 77,000 homes across Africa – out of its 3…

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Facebook Messenger Day Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media

Welcome 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 Globally Launches Messenger Day: Facebook launched Messenger Day, a new way to share photos and videos “as […] This post Facebook Messenger Day Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Paul Ryan’s janky healthcare PowerPoint is perfect as a meme, really, how did he not see this coming?

Somewhere, right now, and some high school somewhere in the world, a teacher has flicked off the lights, and booted up a PowerPoint presentation. And in five minutes, at least half of that class, without fail, will probably be asleep.  Such was the case when House Speaker Paul Ryan wheeled out a PowerPoint presentation on Thursday to get Americans to pay attention to his healthcare plan. He didn’t turn out the lights, but given the effect, he might as well have.  SEE ALSO: The ‘world’s greatest healthcare plan’ is a thing that exists and people are like what Ryan looks like your average high school math teacher, and—in accordance with the law of student relationship to their high school math teachers—it’s easier for most students to just make fun of whatever he’s doing than to pay attention.  Read more… More about Meme, Powerpoint, Healthcare, Paul Ryan, and Social Media Social…