Most major players keep on growing: Facebook, Netflix, email, Uber, the App Store, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Google, YouTube & Whatsapp.
Some platforms disappeared from this data analysis: LinkedIn, Vine & Tinder.
While some new ones made it: Pandora, Twitch & Bumble.
One key fact to notice: Snapchat has been skyrocketing in a year, evolving from 500K photos shared every minute in 2016… to almost 7M videos viewed every 60 seconds on the platform, which represents 70% more than video pioneer YouTube!
Shutterstock Labs, the innovation department of the famous stock photo bank, launched Shutterstock Palette, allowing you to explore images by palette and create your own inspiring color combinations.
This tool is dead simple, yet pretty powerful:
Select colors you want in your paletter to filter photos.
Add a keyword (optional).
Decide whether you are looking for photos, illustrations or vectors.
Let Shutterstock Palette suggests you visual assets matching your search criteria.
Shutterstock Palette does not allow you (yet) to search colors by color codes, but the available color palette suggestions are broad enough to match pretty much any color closely enough: above is a color palette similar to Loomly’s colors.
Shutterstock Palette is available for free from here.
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: if you know which colors your audience particularly react to, or if you want to stick to a specific color palette during a campaign, Shutterstock Palette is a powerful way to source visual assets by color palette.
Finding a job is one thing, finding a job you love is another: that’s what Beta List Job Collections is about.
Launched by the eponym startup directory, Beta List Job Collections offers handpicked startup collections, organized in themes, making your job search much easier:
Whether you are passionate about blockchain technology, are willing to contribute to a better tomorrow, want to join a female-led startup or dream of being part of a project with a breakout trajectory, there is a job collection for that.
More than 30,000 jobs have already been posted on the platform.
The Guardian was able to put their hands on Facebook’s secret rulebook, including policies guiding moderators on what content to allow — and what content not to allow — when it comes to sensitive topics:
The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that give unprecedented insight into the blueprints Facebook has used to moderate issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm. There are even guidelines on match-fixing and cannibalism.
This is not just any internal document that was leaked here: it’s a “bible”, defining principles that decide how the 1.3 million posts shared every minute on Facebook are shown — or not — to the 2 billion users of the platform.
In this pretty incredible article, you will learn:
About the ethical, philosophical & legal principles underlying some of these guidelines.
What the difference is between individuals with more than 100,000 followers and private individuals.
Why Facebook is not yet regulated in the same way as mainstream broadcasters and publishers.
For instance, here is an excerpt from Facebook’s policy about threats of violence:
This is certainly the most fascinating article we have shared with you so far in our Long Reads section: definitely a must-read.
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: as individuals who spend a significant amount of time on Facebook, this article implicitly suggests that we, the users, have an increasingly important role in contributing to the moderation of what’s getting published on the most popular social network in the world.
Instragram is currently testing a new feature allowing you to archive posts.
You can archive both photos and videos: archived content will no longer appear on your profile and in search results.
However, unlike deleted posts, archived posts can be un-archived at any time and interactions — likes and comments — will remain saved.
To archive a post on Instagram, simply open it and click on the three little dots icon at the top right of the screen and select “Archive” in the dropdown menu that appears:
You can then access all your archived posts from your profile, with the “back-in-time clock” icon and select “Show on Profile” in the dropdown menu that appears:
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: if you get an impulse to delete a post that did not land enough interactions or may look off-chart in any way, you can now remove it from your profile without losing it definitely, in case you change your mind in the future. There is no real downside to archive posts over deleting them, unless you really, really want to get rid for good of specific pieces of content!
Created & maintained by Steve Jain, 100 Million Books fosters wild serendipity rather than accurate relevance:
100 Million Books (is) a browser extension that shows you a new idea from a new book every time you open a new tab. There are no categories and no social features and no algorithms whatsoever. From fiction to nonfiction, old to new, science to literature, etc… it presents you the world.
This is not a technical choice but a philosophical statement, an attempt at making society technology advance society by reducing filter bubbles induced by algorithms & bots.
100 Million Books is available for free here for Chrome, and you can make it your homepage on any other browser with this URL: http://100millionbooks.org/standalone/.
While nowadays finding inspiring quotes is as easy as googling “quotes about…”, curation and good design (really) never hurt.
That’s exactly what Quotis offers: the most inspiring quotes of mankind in a beautifully crafted mobile app.
Quotis lets you browse a virtually unlimited collection of inspiring quotes, save the ones you like for later and copy / paste them wherever you see fit.
Quotis is available for free on Android — and soon on iOS: until then, Daily Quote is a nice alternative for iPhone lovers.
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: if you are a planning rockstar, Quotis will make your curation process a dream come true; and if you need a last minute inspiring quote idea, Quotis will get you covered in no time. Either way, this app is a gem!
Last week, Instagram launched a new mobile site allowing users to publish photos to the platform from the web, i.e. from outside the mobile app, something that the desktop version of the website does not permit (yet?)…
… or so we thought!
Freelance Web Developer Michael Wender shared an interesting hack on Product Hunt, making it possible to actually post to Instagram from desktop:
Open Instagram.com in your browser (Chrome, in this example).
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: the color psychology principles highlighted in this infographic by Skilled.co can be leveraged, not only for website conversions, but also for social media ad campaigns and organic posts.