Social Media Monday: Top Social Media News Stories from the Web

The world of social media is ever-changing.  There’s always something new and exciting for consumers and business owners alike, whether it’s an app or new marketing tools.  Keeping up with all of the latest social media news can be overwhelming, but luckily you have the Market America Social Media team on your side! Here’s a quick run-down of some of the top social media news stories you should know about.


Instagram now shows the exact date when posts were shared (Mashable)

One of the biggest complaints about the Instagram app has been the way it displays the time stamp of a post, until now. Instagram recently unveiled the new time stamp which provides the date of the posted photo rather than vague “73 weeks ago.”

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile and Presence [Infographic] (Social Media Today)

LinkedIn is the social media platform for business minded individuals. Whether you are looking to be discovered for your dream job or network with others, it’s an important yet underrated platform. This infographic provides clever tips to create a complete and professional profile.

The top 10 most used Instagram filters (Iconosquare Blog)

A must read for Instagram lovers! Instagram filters help set Instagram apart from the other social media platforms however, there are so many choices it can be overwhelming. Choosing the perfect filter for your picture can enhance your photo and help it shine amongst the millions of photos posted. Iconosquare breaks down the top 10 most used filters and explains the benefits of each one.

Facebook Lite is growing faster than Facebook app (Mashable)

Facebook Lite, the minimalist version of the popular social networking app has officially become the fastest growing version of Facebook since its launch in 2015. The lite version was aimed “at providing data-efficient Facebook access to people with older phones and slower connections in emerging markets.” Read on to find out more about Facebook Lite’s growing popularity.


What do you think of the social media news from the past week? How do you use social media daily to grow your business?

Ashley Purnell

Ashley Purnell

Director of Corporate Social Media

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