Welcome to the latest edition of this week’s top social media trends! Yes, we move from “news” to “trends” because these are the news you have been reading and sharing the most. And it’s been an exciting week again: Live video and disappearing messages on Instagram, Facebook Wi-fi finder and amazing recommendations for Cyber Monday!
Instagram announced it would do it. And not even a week later, it did it. Yes, Instagram launched both Live video and Snapchat-like disappearing messages, all on the same day!
And while Instagram is going all fancy, Facebook was very pragmatic this week. The company launched a new feature on iOS that lets you browse and find the nearest Wi-fi hotspots – very useful in this day and age of nomad digital work!
And because it’s an exciting shopping week between Black Friday, Small businesses Saturday and Cyber Monday. we have also shared with you our list of the top items you really need to get for yourself!
So, are you ready for this week’s best stories?
|Instagram Debuts Live Videos And Snapchat-Like Disappearing Messages – As new features are added to Instagram, it is becoming very clear that it’s becoming a mix of Facebook and Snapchat. Two very familiar features will be available to all users soon: LIVE videos, and Snapchat-inspired “disappearing messages.”|
|New Research Shows Facebook Friendships In Europe – Research at Facebook used aggregated, anonymised data from European Facebook users to explore what the “connected landscape” looks like, and found some interesting insights. Apart from the existence of close to 5 billion cross-country friendships between users, researchers were also able to visualise friendships between users across different European cities.|
|Facebook Will Now Help You Find Wi-Fi Hotspots Near You – What is the one thing that makes it easier to enjoy Facebook to the fullest? Wi-Fi, right? Videos, targeted ads, even GIFs, links, or Instant Articles – these are only a few of the reasons for which Facebook wants you to help you gain access to faster networks while on the go. And with Facebook Wi-Fi finder, it is now very easy.|
|The 6 Best T-shirts For Digital Creatives – Trends come and go, but one thing’s for sure: T-shirts will always be the no.1 KPI of style. We searched and found the best 6 of the season, so you don’t have to! If the world of e-commerce is too chaotic for you, or if you can’t imagine life without your favourite band/college t-shirt, we’ve come to the rescue.|
|The Only Cyber Monday Shopping Guide You’ll Need – Cyber Monday is approaching like a pre-Christmas rascal ready to “break the Internet”, but we have the Top 6 shopping list that will save your day. Meticulously selected to match your busy lifestyle, our list is geared towards the needs of the digital nomad that seeks more comfort and that extra dash of luxury.|
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our top social media news! Enjoy the week ahead!