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Pinterest, Shopify Extend Partnership to 27 More Countries

The existing partnership between Pinterest and Shopify was extended to 27 additional countries Wednesday. The new countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. Shopify said installs of...
Tags: Ecommerce, Social Pro Daily


TikTok Gains ISO 27001 Certification in the UK, US

TikTok said Tuesday that it is officially ISO 27001 certified in the U.K. and the U.S., with India, Ireland and Singapore to follow soon. Chief information security officer Roland Cloutier said in a blog post that independent third-party auditors performed a series of rigorous checks to confirm that TikTok's controls, global security and risk operations...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Who Will Earn Pole Position for the Buschy McBusch Race 400?

It's a shame that Boaty McBoatface is ineligible to compete in the Buschy McBusch Race 400. Busch, the official beer of Nascar, held a contest that enabled one fan to name its Nascar Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway May 2, with voting taking place on Twitter, and the checkered flag was waved over Buschy...
Tags: Beer, Spirits & Cannabis, Social Pro Daily


Nextdoor to Warn Users About to Share Potentially Racist Comments, Posts

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor introduced a feature to keep exchanges on its platform neighborly when it comes to racism. When a user is about to share a post or comment containing language that could be discriminatory to people of color--such as "All Lives Matter" or "Blue Lives Matter"--they will see a prompt urging them to...
Tags: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Social Pro Daily


Reddit Zeroes In on Search

Reddit is in search of input on how it should improve its search experience. The platform said in a blog post that it recently doubled the number of people working on improving search and created an entirely new team devoted to search experiences. The next steps will include: Redesigning the search results user interface from...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


How Snapchatters Plan to Celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day This Year

Mother's Day and Father's Day 2021 are about reunions for many Snapchatters, with the extended availability of Covid-19 vaccines prompting plans to finally meet in person again. Surveys conducted by Snap Inc. found that 75% of Snapchat users plan to celebrate their parents or extended family on Mother's Day and Father's Day, with 81% believing...
Tags: Chat & Messaging, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to Use Ramadan Stickers in Stories

Ramadan began April 12 and, to mark the occasion, Instagram released three new Ramadan stickers that users can place on their Stories posts. Our guide will show you how to use the Ramadan stickers in Instagram Stories. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS. Step 1: Once you've taken or uploaded...
Tags: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Social Pro Daily


Twitter Kicks Off Companywide Responsible Machine Learning Initiative

Twitter is reining in the machines. The social network detailed its companywide Responsible Machine Learning initiative last week, saying that it is based on the following pillars: Taking responsibility for algorithmic decisions. Equity and fairness of outcomes. Transparency about decisions and how Twitter arrived at them. Enabling agency and algorithmic choice. Director of software engineering...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Social Pro Daily


NHL Fan Skills at Home Presented by Geico Winners Revealed

The National Hockey League revealed the 15 winners of its NHL Fan Skills at Home Presented by Geico competition, which began in early March. Fans shared their efforts in five categories--accuracy, celly (goal celebration), shootout, stickhandling and trick shot--by uploading videos to their personal Instagram accounts and sending an Instagram Direct message to @nhl or...
Tags: Social Pro Daily, Sports Marketing


Old Spice Teams Up With Snap on AR Experiences for Its ‘Wild Collection’

Old Spice teamed up with Snap Inc. to create seven unique augmented reality experiences--one for each of the seven characters in the deodorant brand's recently redesigned "Wild Collection." The redesign is part of Old Spice's "Smell Ready for Anything" campaign, which kicked off earlier this year with the aim of helping men manifest their own...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Social Pro Daily


Here Are the Advertising, Media and PR Nominees for the 25th Annual Webby Awards

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences revealed the nominees Tuesday in the advertising, media and public relations categories for the 25th Annual Webby Awards. IADAS said it received a record 13,500 entries from 50 states and 70 countries, and less than 10% made the cut as nominees. The winners will be revealed Tuesday,...
Tags: Awards & Honors, Social Pro Daily


Pinterest Rolls Out Content Claiming Portal Tool

Pinterest rolled out a way for creators to protect their content and determine how it can be used on the platform. The new Content Claiming Portal tool enables creators who complete this application and receive approval to upload their original content and choose from these enforcement options: Mine only: Existing and future versions of the...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook’s Data Portability Tool Renamed Transfer Your Information

Facebook added new options to its data portability tool, enabling users to directly transfer their notes and posts to Blogger, Google Docs and WordPress, and the tool is being renamed Transfer Your Information. Facebook These new capabilities join the already existing options of transferring photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr. Transfer...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Details Updates, Tests, Ad Options for Businesses on Its Platform

Facebook is testing and introducing several updates to help businesses on its platform boost their chances of being discovered and better connect with customers and potential customers. The social network began testing a new experience on News Feed in the U.S., enabling users to tap on topics that interest them--such as beauty, clothing and fitness--and...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Reddit Previews Reddit Talk, Its Take on Clubhouse

Reddit opted for simplicity in naming its Clubhouse clone feature, sharing a sneak preview Monday of Reddit Talk. Redditors can sign up for the waitlist here. Reddit Talk enables moderators to host live audio conversations in their communities. During early tests of the feature, only moderators will be able to start a Reddit Talk, and...
Tags: Audio & Podcasting, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Prepares for Verdict in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial

Like many other individuals and organizations in the U.S., Facebook is bracing for the impending verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer in the Minneapolis Police Department accused of murdering George Floyd during an arrest last May. Vice president of content policy Monika Bickert said in a Newsroom post Monday that the...
Tags: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to Remix a Reel

Instagram recently debuted a Remix feature for Instagram Reels that allows users to incorporate other users' Reels into their own posts. When users create a Remix, another user's original Reel will appear on the left side of the screen, while the their own recording will appear on the right. Both videos will play at the...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to Stop Users From Remixing Your Reels

Instagram recently introduced a Remix function for Reels, which allows users to incorporate other users' Reels videos into their own content. By default, any Reel uploaded after the debut of this feature will have the Remix feature available. However, creators can turn the feature off if they don't want users to be able to Remix...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Oversight Board Delays Ruling on Donald Trump

People anticipating the ruling from Facebook's independent content oversight board on its most high-profile case by far--whether or not to allow former President Donald Trump to return to Facebook and Instagram--will have to keep anticipating for a bit longer. The oversight board said in a tweet last week that its decision will be revealed in...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Advertising, Donald Trump, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Oversight Board Delays Ruling


Instagram: How to Restore a Recently Deleted Post

Did you know that Instagram gives users a limited amount of time to restore the posts they've deleted? When users delete a regular post or a Stories post from their Archive, they'll have up to 30 days to restore the post before it's permanently deleted. If users delete a Stories post within the first 24...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to View Recently Deleted Posts

When you delete a regular post or Story post on Instagram, it won't be permanently deleted right away. Instead, the post will go to your "Recently Deleted" menu, where you will have the ability to view it and restore it for a limited amount of time. Regular posts and Stories posts that you delete from...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Sets Several Earth Day Initiatives Across Its Family of Apps

Facebook is marking Earth Day by providing several ways for people to see credible information about and get involved in climate change, as well as revealing that its global operations are now 100% supported by renewable energy. The social network said in a Newsroom post Thursday that it ran an on-Facebook survey in more than...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Sustainability, Newsroom, Social Pro Daily


Instagram Tests a Way for Users to Choose How to Handle Like Counts

Instagram is testing a new option that would allow its users to decide how they want to treat like counts. The small group of people involved in the test can choose between leaving their Instagram experience as-is, not seeing like counts on other users' posts, or turning off likes on their own posts. A similar...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to Request Verification

Instagram features a profile verification system that adds a checkmark icon to profiles used by prominent companies and individuals. This checkmark allows users to safely interact with "real" accounts, rather than potential imposters. Instagram allows users to request verification for their account if they are a notable public figure or celebrity, or they represent a...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook NPE Team Tests Speed Dating App Sparked

Facebook Dating is already a thing and, if a new application being tested by the Facebook NPE Team gains enough traction for an official rollout, Facebook speed dating may become a thing. The social network confirmed that its New Product Experimentation Team is running a small beta test of a video speed-dating app called Sparked,...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Dating, Facebook NPE Team, Facebook NPE


Great Clips Lets NHL Fans Pick Their ‘Legendhairy Lineup’

What do you see when National Hockey League players remove their helmets? Great Clips, the league's official hair salon, is bringing back its "Legendhairy Lineup" interactive campaign, which enables fans to put together the best fantasy team of current and past NHL stars, based on their hairstyles. The company reached a multiyear partnership in April...
Tags: Advertising, NHL, National Hockey League, Sports Marketing, Social Pro Daily


LinkedIn to Help Members Address Employment Gaps

LinkedIn released some updates to ease the concerns of members with gaps in employment caused by the pandemic. The professional network added new job titles including stay-at-home dad, stay-at-home mom and stay-at-home parent, and in the coming weeks, members using those descriptions will not need to specify a company or employer. LinkedIn LinkedIn also plans...
Tags: Advertising, Linkedin, Platforms, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Social Pro Daily


Facebook, Economist Intelligence Unit Continue to Study the Digital Divide

Nearly 70% of global respondents to the most recent Value of the Internet Survey believe the increased internet usage brought on by the pandemic represented a "new normal" that will continue indefinitely, while just 3% said no aspects of their lives had seen dramatic online shifts. Facebook and the Economist Intelligence Unit released the fifth...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Economist Intelligence Unit, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Economist Intelligence Unit Continue


Instagram: How to Turn Off Auto-Generated Captions

Instagram features auto-generated captions for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. This feature is turned on for all users by default. If you don't want to see captions on content as you browse Instagram, our guide will show you how to turn auto-generated captions off. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Diversity, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Facebook Oversight Board to Hear Cases on Content Allowed to Remain on Facebook, Instagram

Facebook's independent content oversight board is taking on more responsibilities, saying Tuesday that Facebook and Instagram users can now appeal decisions by those platforms to let other users' content remain online. Since it started receiving applications last October and taking cases last December, the board had been limited to ruling on appeals of decisions by...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, Facebook Instagram, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Oversight Board



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