Sunday 25 September 2016

Digital Dice: New Twitter Profiles and Animated Film From Hootsuite

Twitter introduces a redesigned profile page, a unique Game of Thrones opening sequence from Hootsuite and more of the latest digital news.

Coming Soon: A Whole New You, in Your Twitter Profile

In the coming weeks, Twitter will gradually roll out a major redesign of user profiles. The updated profile will include several new features, such as the ability to filter and highlight Tweets. Similar to Facebook, each profile will feature a cover photo that spans the top of the page, and a larger profile photo. A number of celebrities and brands have been selected for the early roll out of this profile feature.

Hootsuite Plays a ‘Game of Social Thrones’ Using Show’s Opening Sequence

Following a Game of Thrones infographic from last year, Hootsuite created an animated film inspired by the opening sequence from the popular HBO show. The film swaps out location names with social media networks, and was released prior to the recent premiere of the show’s fourth season.

Mobile Users Spend 86% of Their Time in Apps, 32% Gaming, 17% in Facebook

Flurry, an apps analytics and ad tools marketplace for developers, has released an infographic on U.S.  iOS and Android mobile consumer trends. Interesting findings include that the average consumer spends two hours and 42 minutes a day on their mobile devices, and the use of social apps has increased from 24 to 28 percent.

Your Facebook Privacy Settings are About to Change. Again.

Facebook is rolling out new privacy features designed to help users understand who they are sharing content with and how their sharing behavior affects their friends’ news feeds. The dropdown sharing options when drafting a post will become much more specific, including new choices such as “Anyone on or off Facebook,” “Your friends on Facebook” and more. Facebook is also adding a notification system for users who haven’t reviewed their privacy settings in a while.

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