DRAP'S DIGITAL NEWS #18
Social media platforms are getting more and more serious about putting an end to user bullying and harassment; the end of the year always presents data about trends and new topics in social media world, and if you, unlike Lordi, believe you can be royals, do apply for the position of the British Royal Family social media manager.
Instagram starts anti-bullying initiative by sending re-think message
The social media giant is rolling out a Caption Warning feature in a bid to clamp down on abuse and harassment messages on the site. People who type this into a caption when posting a photo, will receive a notification saying “this caption looks similar to others that have been reported”. Instagram has come under pressure to clamp down on cyberbullying after a number of high-profile cases.
Facebook recaps platform conversation shifts
Facebook has published a new overview of key topics and trends which it expects to see generate more discussion and interest as we head into the start of the next decade. The listing, which Facebook has compiled into a new, 30-page eBook, is based on examination of on-platform conversation shifts over the last two years.
TikTok New App Lists presents Influencers by Engagement, Topic and Audience
TikTok renewed itself with influence grid - data to provide listings of TikTok influencers based on a range of customizable parameters, including country, topic, account size, average video views and engagement rate. The app's data is updated every 20 days, ensuring that the information and tags stay fresh, and remain relevant to each users content, and additional options, like the capacity to download lists to .CSV, are also reportedly on the way.
YouTube updates its policies on User Harassment
YouTube has announced an expansion of its policies around user harassment, which will now cover “veiled or implied” threats, insults based on race, sexual orientation or gender and repeated attacks over time. They will prohibit veiled or implied threats, take actions against content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes and implement new restrictions on accounts which repeatedly engage in harassing behaviour.
A new decade of social media
Making predictions about the future of social media may be about as reliable as making predictions about the weather. Facebook is still the dominant force in social media, especially as it also owns Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. But with its growth reaching a plateau, we’re going to start seeing more niche channels grabbing users attention.
Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn
The help-wanted notice, which was posted on Thursday, redirects prospective applicants to the royal family’s own website. The pay ranges from 45,000 to 50,000 pounds a year based on experience, with a 37.5-hour, Monday-through-Friday workweek.