How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

 Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Search for Stories submitted to its public Our Stories. It makes Snapchat as deep as whatever the world is sharing, creating near-infinite rabbit holes to go down. That aligns exactly with Snap IPO… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/snaptube/?ncid=rss
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Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

 Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through affiliate sales. Now, Amazon is looking to get in on this action as well. The company has quietly launched the “Amazon Influencer Program,” which is currently in beta testing as of a couple… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/amazon-quietly-launches-its-own-social-media-influencer-program-into-beta/?ncid=rss
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Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar because that will totally fix the abuse problem

 Everyone knows that Twitter has a harassment problem. And while the service has tried things like banning abusive users (both on a temporary and permanent basis) it hasn’t really fixed the problem. But Twitter now thinks it has a real solution. Cracking the egg. In a long-winded post the service announced they are replacing the default egg with a unisex profile picture resembling a… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/twitter-is-getting-rid-of-the-egg-avatar-because-that-will-totally-fix-the-abuse-problem/?ncid=rss
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