Pinterest Unlocks 5,000+ Interest-Based Targeting Options: Reality Check Digital News
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Pinterest Unlocks 5,000+ Interest-Based Targeting Options: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Pinterest adds 5,000+ interest-based targeting options, Facebook tracks in-store visits, and the digital advertising duopoly gets even bigger.   Social Media News   Pinterest unlocks more than 5,000 interest-based targeting options. Pinterest announced this week they’ve hit 200 million monthly active users – up 40% year-over-year. And with that, the...

Facebook Tests Color Comments & Instagram Stories on Desktop: Reality Check Digital News
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Facebook Tests Color Comments & Instagram Stories on Desktop: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, teens love YouTube despite “too many ads,” LinkedIn launches an Audience Network, and Facebook considers getting more colorful. Social Media News   Facebook tests colorful comments and Tinder-like meet-up. Facebook users are used to seeing vivid, eye-catching posts as they scroll through their news feeds nowadays. The colored-post feature first...

The Hashtag Turns 10 Years Old: Reality Check Digital News
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The Hashtag Turns 10 Years Old: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Snapchat embraces influencers with Official Stories, Facebook adds logos to news sources, and the hashtag celebrates its tenth birthday. Social Media News   Twitter celebrates 10 years of hashtags. Twitter is celebrating the 10th birthday of the now-ubiquitous “#” as a grouping device for social media text. The “pound” symbol...

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Facebook Allows Streaming-Only Ad Buys: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Reddit jumps into the video ad game, Facebook Watch separates streaming video ad buys, and YouTube counts live viewership. Social News   Facebook enables streaming-only ad buys. Facebook’s new video service Watch will pose an added challenge for competitors — streaming-only advertisement. Video ads will function the same as they...

Facebook Stops Counting Unintentional Ad Clicks: Reality Check Digital News
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Facebook Stops Counting Unintentional Ad Clicks: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, YouTube lets you share videos in-app, Facebook excludes accidental ad clicks, and Google challenges Amazon in e-shopping.   Social News   YouTube introduces mobile messaging and video sharing. YouTube is launching its mobile messaging capabilities worldwide. Now you can share videos with one or multiple friends and chat about them...

Instagram Celebrates Stories’ First Birthday: Reality Check Digital News
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Instagram Celebrates Stories’ First Birthday: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Instagram Stories celebrates a successful first year, Facebook favors faster pages, and consumers reveal brands they can’t live without.   Social Media News   Instagram celebrates Stories’ first birthday. It’s Instagram Stories’ first birthday, and the feature accomplished a lot in just one year. First, Instagram Stories surpassed Snapchat in...

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Instagram Lets Analytics Out Of The App: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Instagram insights are freed from the app, Google+ dominates in user satisfaction, and new research reveals back-to-school shopper insights. Social Media News   WhatsApp hits one billion daily active users. WhatsApp reached an impressive milestone in daily active users (DAU) this week, becoming the second Facebook-owned app to hit the...

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YouTubeTV Expands To 10 New Cities: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, YouTubeTV adds 10 cities, brands can use Groups on Facebook, and Amazon introduces consumers to Spark. Social Media News   YouTubeTV targets millennials in 10 more metro markets. Google’s YouTubeTV made a major expansion to ten new metro markets this week, following its April debut in Los Angeles, New York,...