With internet and phone usage way up during the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that there’s a TON of information out there for you to digest. That’s why Social Media in the News is here for YOU – a quick way to browse through what’s happening with your favorite social media platforms.
Here’s what we’ve uncovered recently:
Snapchat Snaps Back into Relevancy
With people spending more time on their phones during the COVID-19, Snapchat is making a comeback.
During its recent earnings call, the company said its active users grew 20% in the first quarter of 2020. Revenue is up 44% in the first quarter over the first quarter of 2019.
Security Guard Becomes a Social Star
A cowboy museum in Oklahoma City has become wildly popular over the past month thanks in part to a new social media manager: the museum’s security guard.
It started with this post on March 17:
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Hello Friends, my name is Tim and I am the head of security for The Cowboy. I have been asked to take on the additional duty of social media management while the museum is closed. I’m new to social media but excited to share what I am told is called “content” on all of The Cowboy’s what I am told are “platforms” including the Twitter, the Facebook, and the Instagram. My team and I will also continue to protect and monitor the museum and grounds. Thanks, Tim We are required to smile in our official photos. Send.
Other Museums Get Creepy
Speaking of museums, there’s a creepy battle going on around the world. From centuries-old hairbuns to plague masks to a “mermaid,” there’s no shortage ff creepiness happening:
Instagram to Help Local Restaurants
If you’re looking to support local restaurants, you could possibly order from them on Instagram. The company is partnering with ChowNow on a new feature that adds an “Order Now” button on posts. There are 14,000 restaurants as part of the ChowNow network in the U.S.
YouTube Bans ‘Medically Unsubstantiated’ Videos
YouTube is removing and banning COVID-19 videos that directly contradict World Health Organization advice. The company says anything “medically unsubstantiated” will be deleted from the platform.
So if you’ve seen the below screen shot lately, it probably had false information.
The Year of the Zoom Wedding?
While spring plans are getting canceled, that’s not stopping people from tying the knot. And for some weddings, guests are getting dressed up on Zoom to “attend” the ceremony.
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