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Social Web Recap 08.01.18

Social Web Recap 08.01.18

A weekly annotated short summary of significant social web platform developments from the previous week, with links and carping marginalia as needed . . . Posted every Monday morning or thereabouts.

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The data from Global Web Index is nine months old, but the trend of engaging with live streams will  be something to watch in 2018.

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I guess developers at the major social platforms took a break last week since very little news about refits came out of their headquarters.  But a couple of adaptations are worth noting:

Instagram

TechCrunch, which seems to have an inside track on Instagram updates, reports Instagram is "running a test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp, as a WhatsApp Status . . . where decorated photos, videos and GIFs can be posted with encryption, disappearing after 24 hours."

Twitter

TNW's Rachel Kaser mentions that Twitter has an 'accessibility' option about which few people are aware . . . "When you upload an image to Twitter via iOS or Android, you have the option to add a short description to the pictures. When you do so, users who have voiceover turned on can hear the description read out along with the tweet."

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