Social

  • Facebook now offering direct ticket sales via Eventbrite

    If you’re holding an event for your business, band, charity or community group, chances are you’ve heard of Eventbrite. While the platform has long offered event creators the ability to promote events through social media, they just got a big boost through new Facebook functionality. A new feature on...
  • TikTok officially launches in Australia

    TikTok is the most interesting social network right now. The creativity on that platform is second to none. The potent combination short videos, with effects and music clips, seen it become one of the world’s most downloaded apps in 2018. Over the past few months there’s been an increase...
  • Adobe Premiere Rush now available for mobile to social video workflow

    The cameras in premium phones are absolutely stunning and that means you’ll capture amazing video that you want to share with the world. Often videos we share to social are limited given the editing capabilities available on the phone. Adobe is looking to change all that with a new...
  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...
  • Facebook is basically Reddit now with up/down voting

    The Facebook Newsfeed is a difficult computer science problem. As you joined the service, you began to add friends and like pages and as a result, your Newsfeed is filled with new posts from both sources. Perhaps the most obvious thing to do is to show this content ordered...
  • Instagram launches new Focus camera for Stories

    Instagram is launching a new camera format on Stories. Focus lets you take professional-looking portraits right from your Instagram camera. When you take a photo or video of someone in the Focus format, depth of field is applied to blur the background and keep their face in focus, making...
  • Facebook prioritising ‘trusted news’ determined by surveying users

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to new changes, announced last week, to the News Feed algorithm which heavily prioritised social interactions with family and friends over public content, including news, video, and posts from brands. This means public posts you see will account for just...
  • Check out this 18-column Tweetdeck experience on a single CHG90 display

    What you’re looking at is now less than 18 columns on Tweetdeck on a single monitor. If you’re someone who loves Twitter, for work or pleasure, experiencing Twitter this way is an absolute delight. What may look like an information overload nightmare for some, personally this allows me to...
  • Twitter’s inability to determine context and porn, hurting brand

    When you engage with Twitter, you’ll follow #tags and there’s something very broken right now. Hashtags or searches in general on Twitter aren’t smart enough to distinguish intent or context of the user. As a power user, I live with TweetDeck on a second monitor for much of the...