Sunday 25 September 2016

Digital Dice: Facebook favors explicitly shared stories and YouTube rolls out new features

Facebook favors explicitly shared stories, YouTube rolls out Creator Preview and more of the latest digital news.

Facebook Isn’t Axing Auto-Shares from Other Apps, but Will Favor Explicitly Shared Stories in Feed

Having no intention to discontinue “implicit sharing” from third-party apps, Facebook will start favoring explicitly shared stories (content shared purposefully such as a photo or status update) over auto-shares. Facebook will use auto-share data for advertising purposes, but auto-sharing will be not be as prevalent in the future with Facebook’s upgraded News Feed algorithm in response to user complaints.

See What’s New and What’s Next in Our Creator Preview

YouTube is rolling out several new features as a result of their global satisfaction survey. Users have requested to be kept up to date on new features, which has resulted in the “Creator Preview” from YouTube. In the inaugural video, YouTube announced that they plan on introducing crowdsourcing to create captions and subtitles in 60+ languages. They also revealed future plans for bringing crowd funding to the platform.

LinkedIn Clobbers Competitors in Sales Intelligence, New Rankings Show

According to a new ranking of sales intelligence solutions by 350 sales professionals, LinkedIn Premium is the top source for sales intelligence. Beating out companies like Dunn Bradstreet and Data.com, LinkedIn takes the upper hand through crowdsourcing with a growing professional network in which members and companies are incentivized to maintain their profiles. This in turn makes the data accurate and profitable.

An Astounding $38B in Mobile Revenue – and 164 other Data Points from Mary Meeker’s Gigantic Internet Report

Renowned internet analyst Mary Meeker shares the latest report on the past year’s Internet trends. The report includes data on the growth of Internet user numbers, tablet sales, mobile app revenue and more.

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