The Top 5 Social Media News Of This Week

by • March 13, 2016 • Top 5 NewsComments Off on The Top 5 Social Media News Of This Week4407

Coming up with the next big thing in social media isn’t a easy quest. And even when something new comes out, keeping the platform alive can be even harder.

Meerkat was the first live video mobile platform. But this week, Meerkat pulled the plug. The app was awesome and brought something new in our lives, but then Twitter bought Periscope. Meerkat thought it could survive, by integrating its app within the Facebook Newsfeed, going where Twitter could not go. Until, Facebook launched LIVE. Then there wasn’t much space left for Meerkat. Sad?

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Talking about Facebook, the company is moving fast into becoming a better publishing platform. With Canvas ads and Instant Articles, Facebook is bringing in two powerful tools for publishers and advertisers. Now, with a WordPress plugin for Instant Articles, Facebook made sure most publishers out there will soon be ready when IA roll out worldwide in April. We cannot wait.

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People is here. Peeple is an app that lets you rate people. The idea is good: recommend and be recommended by the people you interact with. But some already see how this could go all wrong, and the launch of Peeple created quite a stir on social this week. What’s your opinion on it?

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

wersm-instant-articles-facebook-wordpress Facebook Will Introduce A WordPress Plugin For Instant Articles – By introducing its own WordPress plugin, Facebook is immediately providing an easy solution to millions of publishers across the globe. WordPress was chosen by Facebook as its main focus, since the platform now powers over 25% of all websites worldwide.
meerkat-beats-periscope-to-android-with-new-app-launch-featured Meerkat Succumbs To Competition, Shuts Down – After Periscope’s acquisition from Twitter and Facebook’s launch of it’s Live featureMeerkat saw its usage share drop dramatically; as a result the live video platform announced that it can no longer compete with the big names.
wersm-what-is-facebook-canvas-and-why-you-should-use-it What Is Facebook Canvas And Why You Should Use It – Every now and then, Facebook launches something that is awesome but goes a bit unnoticed. This is the case with Facebook Canvas. Perhaps it’s the fact that most businesses don’t actually have access to it yet, but Canvas is here, and social media marketers should be taking notice.
wersm-instagram-steps-up-security-adding-two-step-authentication Which Are The Most Popular Instagram Filters? – Forget #nofilter! Anyone who loves Instagram and uses it often, will know that one of the top elements that makes an image successful or not, is the filter that one might apply to it. We all have our favourite filters, but which are the most popular ones?
wersm-the-office-lol Peeple Has Arrived And It’s Already Causing A Stir – What is Peeple exactly? According to its website, Peeple is an app that allows you to recommend and be recommended by the people you interact with on a daily basis. That means that people can “rate” you for your professionalism, friendship, and even your personal life. Simply put, Peeple is an app that strips you of the right to define yourself.

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