DRAP'S DIGITAL NEWS #12
If you thought you knew everything about Instagram stories, we are sorry to disappoint you. Speaking of nice-looking content, Pinterest is refreshed and looks more PINTERESTing. Aaaaand what would an article look like without just a little bit of politics?
Think you’re creative? No, those are mental errors
Turns out that your penchant for variability, such as when you toss a new ingredient into a recipe or follow a creative hunch into the unknown, is often driven by brain errors that are imperceptible to you. Your curiosity is a mistake. A study published in Nature Neuroscience this month found that our brains are not so savvy at evaluating our options—if they were, our minds would stick to the well-known, safe options.
Instagram provides new tips to help improve your stories efforts
Looking to give your Instagram stories efforts a boost over the holiday period? You're in luck, because Instagram has published a new set of stories tips, covering a range of creative options, which are generally pretty simple to implement, and can help you put together standout visual effects and additions.
Check your Pinterest app for the new format
It’s official now! Pinterest announces new pin format release which includes some minor functional tweaks, and separates each Pin element for more specific focus. As explained by Pinterest, the updated look reduces space around Pins to celebrate the content, makes Pinterest even more visual with personalized recommendations front and center in your home feed.
The decade of social media
Remember how Instagram looked like 10 years ago? Or Facebook? Buzzfeed has published a sweet reminder to all of us about how old we are.
Let’s get political, political!Google executives have been absent from the debate among big tech companies related to political ads ahead of the 2020 election. Twitter said it will be ban political ads globally, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended his company’s decision not to fact-check ads. The Trump Make America Great Again Committee is the largest political advertiser on Google.
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Is social media actually effective as a lead generation and selling tool?
SocialMediaToday partnered with Sharpspring to reach out to their collective communities in order to get their thoughts on what they’re seeing in regards to social lead gen, which platforms and approaches they’re finding most effective, and what they expect, in the future, in regards to their social lead building efforts.
No ads in Facebook News tab
Facebook is launching Facebook News, a dedicated space on the platform that will highlight top news stories from national and local publications. Advertisers hoping for feed ad placement opportunities within Facebook News will have to look elsewhere as Facebook confirmed it will not be distributing ads to the new section of its site.