Instagram hires Twitter’s former VP of revenue product

 Instagram made a big hire last week when it brought on board Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product. At Instagram, Ranadive is working as director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior on Instagram and protects the community from bad behavior and content,” he posted on Twitter on Friday. As head of the Wellbeing… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/11/instagram-hires-ameet-ranadive/?ncid=rss
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Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again

 Facebook’s “Poke” feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement – and is even considering expanding the set of casual greeting options to include others, like a wink, wave, high-five or hug. A number of people recently noticed the return of the Poke on Facebook’s mobile app. Though Facebook had never… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/11/facebook-is-trying-to-make-the-poke-happen-again/?ncid=rss
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Is Trump a Twitter addict?

 The president of the United States cannot seem to stop tweeting. Despite stern advice from his advisors and opprobrium from the world, not a day goes by that POTUS doesn’t escalate some tension in 280 characters. Each of us can relate to making a social media post we regret later and vowing never to do it again — but few of us do it on such a public scale. But is it addiction? Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/11/is-trump-a-twitter-addict/?ncid=rss
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