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TechCrunch – Snapchat starts algorithm-personalized redesign splitting social and media

 

 

 

 

 

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November 29, 2017

 

By putting best friends first and dividing them from professional publishers, Snapchat hopes to conquer Instagram and revive its own growth with a big redesign that begins rolling out Friday. And it looks great. Snapchat is finally personalizing, highlighting the most relevant content so it’s easier to consume.

“We are separating the social from the media, and taking an important step forward towards strengthening our relationships with our friends and our relationships with the media” Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in an Axios op-ed this morning. Rather than sorting content by how popular it is with everyone else like Facebook or by reverse chronological order like Snapchat used to, Snap will mold itself to what each person watches most, like Netflix.

Even if Snapchat struggles to add more users amidst Facebook’s competition, its new algorithms could get loyalists spending even more time and seeing more ads in the app. A small percentage of users worldwide on iOS and Android will start getting the new Snapchat on Friday, earlier than expected, and it should be rolled out to everyone within a few weeks.

So what exactly is the redesign? It puts all messages and Stories from friends to the left of the camera, sorted by who you talk to and view most. It revives auto-advance, so you can watch everyone’s Stories in a row, but with best friends not people who post the most first. And it puts all premium publishers, pro social media stars you follow, and aggregated stories from search and Snap Map in the Discover section to the right of the camera, curated by humans, and sorted by your past viewing behavior.

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Tech.Co – Social Media News: Facebook Gets GIFs, Twitter Goes Round

 

 

 

 

June 20, 2017

By Elliot Volkman

In the ever changing world of social media, few updates drastically change how we interact with them. This week however marks a new notch on the timeline for two massive updates for both Facebook and Twitter, both of which you have undoubtedly already seen. For starters, Facebook has made using GIFs even easier, and Twitter unveiled a new user interface on their website and mobile application.

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Buffer – F8 2017 Recap: 10 Major Announcements Every Marketer Should Know

 

 

 

April 21, 2017

By Alfred Lua

 

We’re making the camera the first augmented reality platform.

— Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook F8 conference 2017

Facebook’s F8 conference was once again filled with incredibly exciting announcements.

Augmented reality (AR) could be seen as the main theme of this year’s conference. From augmented masks and special effects to 360 video camera to Facebook Spaces (an app where you can hang out with your family and friends virtually), Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook want to enable us to connect with one another on a deeper level through AR.

Besides AR, there were also announcements about Messenger, chatbots, Facebook Analytics, Facebook Live, and more!

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VMblog – ManageEngine 2014 Predictions – Mobilizing the User Experience Monitoring, Advancing Automation and Beyond

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Mobilizing the User Experience Monitoring, Advancing Automation and Beyond

Contributed article by Raj Sabhlok, president of Zoho Corp. (ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp.)

November 22, 2013

For many IT organizations, 2014 is going to bring a renewed emphasis on refining their network and data center operations to ensure they deliver the best user experience possible. From our perspective, then, 2014 trends will include:

Making Mobile Part of Application User Experience Monitoring – The move towards infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is pushing business applications into the cloud. Similarly, increasing demand for mobile access to those business applications is pushing the development of native, mobile applications that are optimized to access the business applications via smartphones and tablets. In turn, more companies will extend their user experience monitoring to include the mobile applications executing on the users’ mobile devices as well as the applications executing on backend servers.

Automating Application Workloads – We’ll continue to see an integration of application workloads in private data centers and public clouds as more companies turn to public cloud infrastructures to extend their own data centers for agile, elastic service provisioning. That means some workloads running in the private data center will have to move to the cloud. Going forward, more businesses will adopt tools that can automate and facilitate workload management across private and public clouds.

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Fast Company – Why Everybody’s Going Freelance [+ Video from RSA Animate on Motivation]

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September 14, 2013

By Drake Baer

More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-identified as independent workers–as in freelancers, temps, self-employed consultants and the like–as of May 2013, up 10% from 2011.

That’s according to MBO Partners, who does the taxes for such workers. And as the Wall Street Journal reports, the total number of indie workers is predicted to grow to 24 million in the next five years.

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