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Instagram Adds People Tab to Explore Menu, Allows Users to Edit Captions (AllFacebook)
Instagram released two new features for its iOS and Android applications: Users can now edit their captions, and a people tab was added to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network’s search menu. Mashable In what had long been frustrating for victims of autocorrect everywhere, the app didn’t allow users to tweak captions after a photo or video posted, forcing users to post corrections as a comment or delete and re-write the caption entirely. “This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today,” Instagram wrote in a blog post. The Next Web The Profile icon also got a redesign. Instead of looking like a card, it now uses a silhouette of a person. The Huffington Post Facebook introduced comment and status editing in 2013. When you edit a comment or status on Facebook, however, your edit history is visible, and people can see exactly what you’ve changed. That’s not the case with the new Instagram feature.
Obama’s Plan For Net Neutrality (SocialTimes)
Is there still hope for net neutrality? President Barack Obama made a statement Monday in full support, asking the FCC to consider the Internet a public utility, which would mean no throttling or “fast lanes.”
How YouTube’s Hottest Personalities are Becoming Offline Superstars (Adweek)
Beauty tutorial maven Michelle Phan, 27, baking impresario Rosanna Pansino, 29, and fashion and lifestyle guru Bethany Mota, 19, hardly need an introduction. The three women were the first YouTube stars featured in the video service’s 2014 marketing push (for which PHD won a Media Plan of the Year), which introduced the online personalities to the offline public.
Facebook Reveals 500 Million People are Now Using Messenger Each Month (The Next Web)
Just a few months after the start of the great unbundling, which saw Facebook split Messenger off from the main app, the social networking giant has revealed that half-a-billion people are now using the standalone Messenger mobile app each month. The move hasn’t been the most popular one from Facebook in recent times, with many questioning why they need to carry out a separate installation to use a feature that was already available in the main app, but Facebook has always stressed they had good reasons.
The 20 Most Popular Brands on #Twitter (AllTwitter)
@YouTube maintains its position as the most popular brand on Twitter, with its more than 46 million followers placing it well ahead of all other brands, including the official @Twitter profile. Social media profiles continue to dominate Twitter, accounting for five of the first six spots. @Facebook continues to close in on @twitter_es, Twitter’s Spanish-tweeting profile, and should pass it before the end of the year.
These Beautiful Images Made International Space Station Astronauts into Social Media Stars (Quartz)
After more than five months aboard the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Reid Wiseman, Germany’s Alexander Gerst, and Russian commander Maxim Suraev returned to Earth Nov. 9. During their 166 days in orbit, the astronauts were in constant touch with a global online audience that grew to more than half a million Twitter followers.
Social TV Fans Prepare: ‘Real Housewives’ Emoji App is About to Overtake Your Feeds (LostRemote)
Ladies and capitulating gentlemen, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is back so make room on your Sunday night TV schedule. The emojis found on most phones can simply not begin to represent the emotions that course through “Real Housewives” fans, which is why Bravo has launched The Official Real Housewives Stickermojis App, giving fans the ability to send Housewives-themes emojis through email, text, Facebook and Twitter.
Indiegogo Co-Founder: ‘We’ve Made Failure More Efficient’ (Q&A) (CNET)
The way Danae Ringelmann sees things, Ubuntu’s failure to raise $ 32 million on Indiegogo for a smartphone project was actually a success. That’s because Indiegogo, the crowdfunding startup she helped found, helps separate good ideas from duds in a relatively painless way.
Blackberry Still Convinced a New Device Will Save Them (SocialTimes)
Blackberry CEO John Chen told Reuters that he’s confident the lagging mobile company can turn a profit come 2015. The company has begun hiring again, and sales of its Passport device are increasing.
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