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Social Media News for February 2016

Social Media News for February 2016 by Emma Firth

Social Media News for February 2016

Guest blogger, Emma Firth returns for the round-up:

Social Media News for February 2016

An interesting month in social media world – not least as it saw Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter publish quarterly results, including their latest user figures. So that’s 1.59bn for Facebook, over 400 million accounts for LinkedIn and 320 active monthly users on Twitter – big numbers all round!

So, those aside, what else has been happening in social media news this month?

Social Media News: What’s new December 2015

Social Media News: What's New by Emma FirthGuest blogger, Emma Firth, does her monthly round-up of the Social Media News and what happened in November and the beginning of December 2015.

Lots of interesting updates from a wide variety of networks this month – read on, because there’s sure to be something for everyone and you’re bound to learn something!

Social Media News: What’s new

Social Media News: What's New by Emma FirthGuest blogger, Emma Firth, does her monthly round-up of the Social Media News and what happened in October 2015.

The usual suspects have had a busy month once more, with fewer announcements from the smaller channels. But there’s some interesting stuff bubbling about around the web, no matter which channels you and your customers are using – so here’s the best of it:

Social Media Round-up of May: What’s New!

Social Media Round Up: What's New by Emma Firth

Guest blogger, Emma Firth gives her monthly Social Media Round-up…

Hello, and welcome to my guest blog looking at the changes affecting small businesses, in particular, that the main social networks have made in May.


After a raft of changes in April, May has been seen another handful of new announcements from the ever-evolving social media giant.

Facebook tips for increasing visibility of link posts

Facebook Tips for increasing visibility of link postsOne thing constant about Facebook is that it will change.  As a Facebook Business Page Owner, it is a constant challenge keeping up with all the changes. Have you been struggling to get your useful content seen by your fans? Here are some tips that I have picked up from Facebook Expert, Mari Smith, recently during Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Success Summit 2014, that will help you.

Facebook’s Massive Experiment shows Emotions are Contagious

Facebook's massive experiment shows that emotions are contagiousI can’t say that it makes me very comfortable knowing that Facebook purposely manipulated more than 600 thousand people’s news feed for the sake of a massive psychological experiment.  Apparently, when we sign up for Facebook, we give our consent for our data to be used in research.  Did you know that?

While I am appalled at the idea of Facebook playing god and choosing very specifically which news to share for the purpose of seeing how it affects people’s emotions, I am still fascinated by the results.

Is your other inbox on Facebook just spam?

Is your other inbox on Facebook just spam? - Nicky KrielDid you know that you had an Other inbox on Facebook?  I had forgotten about it until I read something somewhere on Facebook (I really can’t remember who posted it) about checking the “other” inbox.

I went to have a look at mine and discovered:

  • That I had a surprising number of distant relatives who had died leaving millions and I was the next of kin.  Obviously 2013 has been a bad year for wealthy, childless Kriels!
  • A large number of men who were so blown away by my profile photo that they had to make contact
  • Several women who asked for my personal email so that they could send me photos.  They never mentioned why I would want their photos or what the photos were of.
  • Comments on some events
  • Old inmails from Pages (Pages used to be able send a general inmail to fans)
  • And then in amongst all the obvious spam were some contacts from people who were reaching out to me because they had read my blog or because they knew me in real life.

Facebook tip: How to create Interest lists on Facebook

Facebook tip: How to create Interest Lists on Facebook by Nicky KrielDid you know that instead of Liking individual Facebook Pages or people, you can create an Interest List? If you have never used Interest Lists on Facebook before this blog post is for you.  But firstly, why should you be interesting in lists?

The main advantage of using Interest Lists are:

  • You don’t miss your Friends’ news because your News Feed is cluttered with Business Pages’ stories
  • You can curate great content from other Pages and Influences to share on your Page easily
  • You can focus on particular content, news or group of people at a time
  • You can follow other people’s lists which saves you time
  • You can provide an easy way for other people in your shared interest Group to find each other

So how do you create a list?

1.  Create Lists from Pages and people you Follow alreadyCreate interest lists from you Facebook Profile

  • Look down the left hand column on your Home page of your Profile
  • Find Interests
  • Click on “Add Interests...”
  • Select the Pages or People you want to include in the list, click next
  • Give your list a name and choose the privacy settings for the list
  • Job done!
  • Choose the list name and privacy settings for your Facebook List

2. How to create Lists when visiting a Page

  • Find the cog symbol below the Cover photo (to the right)
  • Select “Add to Interest Lists”

create list from Facebook Page

  • You can add it to an existing List or create a new one
  • Follow the steps as above

Creating lists is easy when you know how.  Let me know how you are going to use this function.

P.S.  If you are doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge you might like to follow the list that I have created with the all the Facebook Pages which is here: Ultimate Blog Challenge list


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