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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter’s While You Were Away | Charges Against Snapchat

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Twitter.Logo_-150x150Twitter’s ‘While You Were Away’ Recap Feature is Rolling Out To Many Users (TechCrunch)
Back in November, Twitter announced plans to implement a number of new initiatives to boost user engagement, and one of those features — a “While you were away” recap of tweets you may have missed — appears to be rolling out to significant numbers of users. It is not live for all at this point, but the fact that it is rolling out to large numbers of Twitter’s user base suggests that a full rollout is coming soon. CBS News “While You Were Away” offers up missed tweets a user might consider important. It pins those tweets to a user’s timeline. The Guardian It works in a similar manner to Facebook’s news feed, which presents status updates and posts in a ranked manner, not necessarily in chronological order. It is the first major Twitter feature beyond promoted tweets and adverts to sort tweets in a non-chronological fashion.

FTC Finalizes Charges Against Snapchat for Not Protecting User Data (The Next Web)
The FTC has finalized charges against Snapchat for deceiving customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service. If the messages are still retrievable, they aren’t really disappearing now are they?

Five New Year’s Resolutions For App Developers (SocialTimes)
For app developers, this is the perfect opportunity to re-think their product and goals. So, before fireworks light up the sky and the champagne kicks in – spend a minute or two in front of your whiteboard and write down your New Year’s resolutions for 2015.

Social Media Makes All the Difference for Local Restaurants (The Advertiser)
Social media has become a vital tool in the hands of restaurant owners, managers and chefs. And it has become easier than ever to track just how much these networks are influencing business.

Five Social Media Marketing Trends for 2015 [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
It’s been a huge year for social media, but what can we expect in 2015? Check out this visual for five social media marketing trends for 2015, which comes courtesy of JSH&A.

Australian Woman Fined $12,500 for Defaming Husband on Facebook (IBT)
A Sydney court has fined a woman $12,500 for posting defamatory comments about her estranged husband on Facebook, saying her accusation was not credible. In the Facebook post dated Dec. 12, 2012, Robyn Greeuw announced her separation from Miro Dabrowski after 18 years of marriage. She also claimed that the school teacher abused her during their years together, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

How NBC Sports is Engaging NHL Winter Classic Viewers on Social (LostRemote)
The glare-filled 2015 NHL Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks is underway. NBC is supplementing its broadcast coverage with a number of social activations.

Fox News Creates New Year’s Hashtag, Gets Old, Old Problems (CNET)
Slightly right-of-left channel Fox News thought it would get its Twitter followers to join in a collective sigh of relief that the year was almost over. “I’m over Fox and Friends” was the predictable but mild offering from one Chris Bell. “I’m over your mean-spirited channel disguising itself as news and poisoning the well of free speech and journalism,” mused a Tom Hensley.

Facebook and Display Ads Should Be Credited for 830 Percent More Revenue (Inside Facebook)
A recent Facebook-funded study conducted by Datalicious, a full-service data agency, found that Facebook and display advertising should be credited for 830 percent more revenue than previously thought. The survey involved collecting 700 million media touch points, 104 million purchase paths and 74,000 converting paths, across five months and seven brands across Australia (Suncorp, AAMI, APIA, BUPA, Aussie, St George and GE Money).

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