Sarah Herbert | @herbyfulyloaded In this weekly blog post we recap the latest social media news, trends and headlines. Sometimes we’ll throw in a few viral videos because after all, it is Friday.
Facebook Announces Instagram Video- Yesterday, Facebook announced that Instagram would now feature videos as well as pictures. Focusing on simplicity, beauty, and community, the new Instagram features a 15 second maximum video option, clip by clip editing, 13 new custom filters just for video, and the ability to pick which cover frame users will see. On top of that, Facebook introduced "Cinema," enhancing the stabilization of these videos as well. And, this new feature is already available on the iPhone, Android, and the Web.
YouTube To Test "Traffic Light" Video Age Regulations This Summer- This summer YouTube is going to test its self-regulated "traffic light" video censorship system in 3 countries. This new feature will allow people who post videos to label them with a green light, which shows that they're safe for 12-15 year old viewers, or a red light, indicating the video is for adults only.
Twitter Helps Users Find Jobs- A service called Goziak helps users navigate through the 50,000 job ads posted daily on Twitter, and makes it easier to look up job vacancies and contact the company with your resume and cover letter.
Fullscreen Plots YouTube Video Expansion With New Funding- Comcast Ventures and WPP have invested in Fullscreen, a startup that helps YouTube video creators make money for their clips. This investment will help the company spread throughout the US.