Stories That *Clicked* With Us (1/27/17)

January 27th, 2017

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Justin Timberlake is blaring in the office, which can only mean one thing: It’s Friday, and it’s time to share our favorite reads from the last week!

 

Stories That *Clicked* With Us – 1/27/17

 

What’s trending?

How about what’s not trending? Facebook has adjusted its algorithm to reflect more real news and less fake news. On top of that, each user has what’s called an ‘algorithmic profile,’ which is based on things like engagement, timeliness, Pages you’ve liked and your location. This profile is used to show you more of the things that interest you and less of the things that don’t, but as this article explains, there are still a few tweaks that need to be made.

And there’s more…

Everyone everywhere is saying, “Don’t be fake.” We’ve already talked about Facebook, but Google’s trying to keep it real, too. In fact, since last November, Google has banned 200 websites and disciplined over 300 publishers in an effort to keep fake news off of the Internet. Except they’re not calling it fake news; they’re calling it misrepresentative content. How original.

Whatever’s clever.

^Things you don’t say when you’re coming up with a cheeky Instagram caption. If you’ve ever agonized over an Instagram caption, this article is for you. In it, PR Daily covers a few of their best tips for writing kick-butt Instagram captions.

Get the message?

That’s what Facebook wants to know. Worried that they might run out of ad space on the newsfeed, the social media platform is currently testing a new set of ads that will be presented to users via Facebook Messenger. As of right now, only small groups of users in Thailand and Australia are being tested for the ads, but don’t be surprised if you see one in your inbox one day soon. Read more here.

Don’t let the door hit you…

According to Mashable, trends like stock photos and fake reviews will become obsolete in 2017. And, with users craving more genuine content, we’re tempted to agree with most of their list.

 

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