As has been the case in the past few months, there’s so much happening across social media. This week we’ve gathered the top highlights – some serious, some funny and a few things in between:
Companies Continue to Boycott Facebook Ads
Since mid-June numerous companies have stopped running ads on Facebook. The companies joined forces in a #StopHateForProfit” campaign, saying it was in response to “Facebook’s long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform.”
Companies spend billions of dollars each year on Facebook ads. Starbucks, for example, spent nearly $100 million in ads last year on the social media platform.
U.S. Considers a Ban on TikTok
While TikTok has amassed a huge following, there’s the possibility that the U.S. will ban the app due to privacy concerns.
Now users of the popular app say they’re looking at their options to post their short-form, oftentimes lip-synched videos.
Instagram and YouTube are among those working on additional options to cater to the rising social media stars.
Click/tap here to check out the latest developments.
A Peek Inside Demi Moore’s Bathroom
We haven’t had any weird celebrity news lately, so buckle up. Demi Moore recently caused a social media stir posting images of her working on the “Dirty Diana” podcast.
But look closely at the image … she’s in her bathroom! And yes, her bathroom includes a couch and carpet …
Now back to more serious things …
LinkedIn, Microsoft Help Job Seekers
With unemployment figures in the double digits, LinkedIn and Microsoft are seeking to help people get back to work.
A new program has created a list of the 10 most in-demand jobs and then providing those searching with online learning tools. You can even practice interviewing on LinkedIn.
Learn even more about the program HERE.
How Do You Say Your Name?
Speaking of LinkedIn, which continues to build as a social media powerhouse, it added a new feature recently to let users hear how to pronounce names.
You can record and upload 10-second audio clips on LinkedIn’s mobile apps. The feature to listen is available both on mobile and desktop.
Twitter Drops iOS Support for Old Versions
If you have an iPhone running an old operating system, it may be time to finally upgrade. Twitter is dropping support for apps that are on iOS 11 and older versions of Apple’s operating system.