Instagram cracks down on drug hashtags, deleting many

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Facebook, the parent company, decided to remove #opioids, #fentanyl, #oxycontin and others. Instagram has decided to crackdown on drug hashtags, taking down some based on medication names. Among those Facebook – the parent company – has decided to delete include #oxycontin, #fentanyl and #opiods. Many others have also been taken down based on upgrades to Instagram’s community guidelines. Searches for #xanax and #fentanyl shortly after the drug hashtags crackdown produced no recent posts but shared a message stating that those posts “are currently hidden because the community has reported some…

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Facebook scandal sends users to Instagram; owned by the same company

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Angry Facebook users deleting their accounts in droves are heading to another of the company’s platforms. The latest Facebook scandal involving Cambridge Analytics was the last straw for many users. That said, it’s not as though they’re ready to give up social media altogether. Interestingly, the alternative many are choosing is Instagram. Instagram, the image-based social media platform, is also owned by Facebook and is similarly operated. Many industry experts have found the move to Instagram to be a fascinating one. While some had expected the Facebook scandal to send…

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Facebook downvote system is in testing to help spot problem comments faster

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At the moment, the feature is being offered in a small number of public page posts seen by a limited group. A new Facebook downvote feature is currently undergoing testing by the social media giant. The goal is to make it possible for users to “downvote” comments. The testing is only in its initial stages so the vast majority of users and pages won’t see the feature yet. So far, the Facebook downvote button is limited to a few handfuls of Public page post comments and can be seen exclusively…

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Social media use causes anger and loneliness

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A recent study has shown that the regular use of Facebook may have a negative impact on users’ lives. The Happiness Research Institute has recently released the results of a study it conducted on the use of social media and the impact it has on a person’s overall ability to feel happy in everyday life. This research was conducted in Denmark and involved the participation of 1,095 people. The group of participants was divided into two groups. The first group continued to use social media through Facebook, while the second…

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Social media trends show LOL is virtually dead

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Recent research has shown that emoji, “haha” and “hehe” have taken down the laughing short form. Although LOL used to be an extremely popular way of expressing that a statement was considered to be very funny, when it comes to the latest social media trends, it looks as though the usage of that shorthand has dropped into near nothingness. It should be noted that this research was specific to Facebook and did not include other social networks. Moreover, research also did not take texts or messenger program communication into account.…

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Mobile commerce is growing in Latin America

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Report highlights the potential of the Latin American market The mobile payments market in Latin America is expected to see explosive growth in the coming years. A recent report from Pyramid Research shows that Latin America is becoming a very attractive mobile market, which is attracting the attention of prominent companies that have an interest in the mobile space. Mobile subscriptions throughout the region have risen to 735 million, with 62% of all mobile devices being sold in the market being smartphones. Latin America is becoming an attractive home to…

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Social media marketing research shows age and networks used are linked

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A recent study has revealed that a person’s age helps to determine the networks that they will use. The results of a new social media marketing study conducted by ComScore has shown that the social network mobile app on which an individual spends the most amount of time can help to reveal his or her age. When it comes to the youngest demographic, the network app most likely to be used was Snapchat. Social media marketing firms may find it interesting that in the United States, 71 percent of Snapchat…

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Social media marketing finds its place at the Sochi Olympics

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Olympians and sponsors have been using Facebook and Twitter more than in any previous games. Though the social media marketing efforts of big brands may have faced some massive struggles before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were able to get started, the top networks have still been heavily employed by the athletes and the sponsors now that the games are nearing a close. In fact, the trends have turned around as many have used their accounts to great benefit. Beyond the record breaking number of Tweets and Facebook posts…

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Social media marketing continues to be led by women

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When it comes to sharing on Facebook, Pinterst, and Integram, female users lead the way. According to the latest data gathered by Pew Research Center’s American Life Project, woman are, by far, the leaders in social media marketing participation, which could mean that marketers may be focusing their mobile and online campaigns even more specifically in their direction. The recent survey by Pew has shown that women use these networking sites far more than men. The data indicated that while both men and women are using social networks, it is…

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