Facebook once again has news involving its use of videos, but this time it involves Instagram. The company revealed that carousel ads on its photo-sharing app will now support use of videos that it hopes will create “a richer storytelling experience.” As of yesterday, advertisers can have carousel ads entirely made up of videos, photos, or a mixture of the two formats.
The data, which include passwords extracted from a breach in 2012, could represent 27 percent of LinkedIn’s 433 million members across the globe. LinkedIn said it was taking steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted by the 2012 hack, which now appears to be much larger than the 6.5 million accounts initially affected.
Silence is golden when it comes to video ads, according to a survey of more than 1,100 U.S. Internet users between the ages of 18 and 65 by text-to-video creation platform Wibbitz.
Google is having another go at social with Spaces, a social chat app focused on group sharing augmented by Google-owned YouTube, Search and Chrome. The spaces referred to are distinguished by topic rather than people with three posting types that open conveniently in the mobile app: links, photos and text.
User-generated content is a staple of most ecommerce websites. Consumers want to share their feedback, and these humanizing reports about products and services are trusted by other shoppers. However, there’s a gap between consumer content creation and how businesses foster it.
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