An update to Facebook’s Trending feature has automated the process of identifying and posting trending topics. This will enable the social giant to more efficiently offer Trending to more global audiences. As part of this update, users will no longer see short descriptions of each trending topic, and instead will see a short title with a total number of people talking about the topic.
New features for Slideshow ads include audio and text functionality, mobile creation, integration with Facebook’s stock photo and image libraries, and the ability to create Slideshows from existing video assets.
LinkedIn has announced the launch of content search functionality (is this 2006?). This ‘new’ feature enables users to search their content feed, organizes search results by topic, and organizes content and conversation with hashtags. Content search will be rolling out more broadly soon, but is being launched on iOS and Android devices for English speaking members.
Pinterest, Twitter, Vine, and YouTube had quiet news weeks with no announcements worth reporting.
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