Welcome to this week’s top social media stories: Facebook scans your messages, YouTube has a new ad format and a website can guess who you are…
Another week, another jab at Facebook. This week, the company admitted to scanning everything we send on Messenger, pictures included, to make sure what we share abides by its community standards. While this is not a surprise, the timing hurts for Facebook.
But we choose to focus on the good things happening in the industry: YouTube is launching a new ad format – TrueView for reach – which will let advertisers buy on a CPM basis instead of the current CPV/CPA. This ought to be a game changer for brands looking to build awareness through the platform.
And my favorite thing this week ought to be these four amazing 8-bit TV show openings, produced to promote Spielberg’s latest movie: Ready Player One. I love them.
Want more? Here are the top 5 most talked about stories this week:
- This Website Can Guess Who You Are
- Facebook Will Now Automatically Turn Your Ad Assets Into Full Screen Instagram Stories Ads
- YouTube Has A New Ad Format To Help You Build Mass Awareness
- These 8-Bit TV Show Openings Are The Best Thing On The Internet
- Facebook Scans What You Send On Messenger
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our weekly social media recap. Enjoy the week ahead!