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The Top 5 Social Media News Of This Week

by • May 31, 2015 • Top 5 NewsComments Off on The Top 5 Social Media News Of This Week4559

In 10 years from now, the only thing people will remember from this week will be that Facebook finally welcomed GIFs. I am exaggerating of course, but it is still a BIG deal. Facebook seemed to have resisted the temptation for years, even after others did make GIFs work on their platforms (Pinterest, Twitter, …). And that is probably what convinced Facebook after all: trying to still be the cool guy.

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This week, we have also learned that: our Instagram pictures are not really ours and anyone can use them, share them and even sell them. Social Media does have ROI, and it’s KLM telling us so. And finally, babies are still a guaranteed success on YouTube (cats too, don’t worry!)

So are you ready for this week’s Top 5 trending news on We are Social Media?

wersm-don-draper We Had It Coming: GIFs Are Now Working On Facebook – GIF are everywhere… well, almost, because until now Facebook had remained a safe haven where images stood still. Until now, because for a few days now, Facebook has started to let GIFs play on Facebook profiles.
wersm-instagram-photos-are-not-yours No, Your Instagram Photos Aren’t Yours (And Someone Else Can Sell Them For $90,000) – As part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Richard Prince displayed giant printed screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos. He did not inform the users nor asked for their permission. Yet, he was even able to sell them for $90,000 a piece, and it was all legal.
wersm-KLM-Proves-That-Social-Media-Do-Have-An-ROI KLM Proves That Social Media Do Have An ROI – If you had your doubts about social media being profitable for your business, then KLM should make you reconsider. The popular air carrier reported $25 millions in revenue, directly attributed to its (very) successful social media strategy.
Coca Cola Gets Over 6 Million Views… With A Baby Video – Anyone who knows the internet, also knows that videos of cats or babies (or both) go viral. So, to put together a minute’s worth of user-generated baby footage, and you’ve got a winner, right? That’s exactly the idea.
wersm-success-warc100-campaigns 4 Lessons From The World’s Best Social Media Campaigns – It’s all about the mix of the right platform, for the right audience, with the right message and at the right time. But in reality, it is much harder to get all these right at the same time.

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