Here is a quick 1.2.3. summary of the main events that have happened in the world of Social Media & that matter to you.
1. Facebook to be investigated over privacy scandal.
Following the latest Cambridge Analytica incident involving thousands of customer data being leaked to marketing companies, the FTC has decided to officially investigate Facebook. The point of the investigation is to determine whether or not the Social Media giant might have breached an agreement previously passed in 2001 in regards to customer privacy.
You can read the full article here (Redcode.net).
2. Snapchat's UK revenue is set to take over Twitter's this year!
They've been doing amazingly well - there's now no more point in asking whether or not Snapchat will survive the social media already saturated market. Although it is not the most attractive to use for the mature generations, the youth has certainly adopted and embraced it to the despair of Facebook and Twitter.
So, if you run a youth group, or are catering products to the younger market, Snapchat is the platform you want to invest in right now.
Here, find out more (The Guardian).
3. Facebook is testing a new feature that'll see your friends requests "self destruct" after 14 days.
Yes, it is only a trial, but is has seen very positive feedback from those who's been selected to give it a go. It is brilliant news if you've reached your 5000 maximum friends requests - it also allows you to avoid those unwanted friends request without having to manually do a thing... It really is up to each and everyone to decide what will be the advantage of this feature for them - but here, we love the idea already!
Read more about it right here (TechCrunch.com) and watch this space for more upcoming news.
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