In social media news this week, Instagram stops calling everyone out to their friends, LinkedIn gives Kudos to those that deserve it and Facebook wants to keep users’ attentions.
A big no-no on Snapchat is screenshotting someone’s story – one it’s kind of weird and two it notifies the person straight away – you do not need that sort of negativity in your life. To everyone’s disappointment, Instagram started doing the same and let users know when their friends took a sneaky screenshot of their Stories. Before people could get away with sharing other people’s content with their friends with no consequences. However, earlier this year people started getting notifications that people had snapshotted their stuff.
Alas, fear no more! Instagram vowed it was only a test and they will not roll out the feature for good. Take comfort in the knowledge your spying will go unnoticed, but take a moment to think about all those involved in the testing of the feature – sorry guys!
Kudos to LinkedIn
LinkedIn has talked about a new feature called Kudos, which allows users to thank their colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the job. It’s not new news that when one’s good work is acknowledged, recognised and rewarded that, that person will continue to aim high. LinkedIn has provided users the opportunity to appreciate their employees’ success and give them ‘kudos’ when they deserve it.
The person a user gives Kudos to, will get a shout out that we guarantee will make their day better.
Facebook Wants Your Attention
As attention spans decrease, so does the amount of time people spend on websites reading online articles – a real concentration cause and effect. Although disheartening to content writers, publishers must keep continuously thinking of new ways to make people actually stay and read, and Facebook has done just that. The social platform has identified that one reason why people may not hang around until the end is that they simply do not have time in their busy lifestyles. A person could click an article, see it’s too long and think they do not have enough time to read it.
Therefore, Facebook has paired its Instant Articles feature with an approx. reading time and it is currently being rolled out to articles written in English. It’ll be interesting to see if the new feature will work and people will go the whole hog, or if they simply will starting avoiding reading content altogether, deeming everything about one minute too long.