Social Media Slice for May 10, 2019: Instagram Alters Account Removal Policy; Break Up Facebook Monopoly; Scheduling Texts; and Fake Vacation Pictures


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Instagram Alters Account Removal Policy- Whether as a reaction to the outcry over recent high profile bannings, or something that has been the works, Instagram will standardise the number of violations and the time period within which they are allowed before banning an account.

Should not affect social media managers and marketing directors because you keep a good eye on your small biz accounts. But it is good to know where “the line” is. 👁 More


Break Up Facebook Monopoly– Does that sounds extreme? Should Facebook be forced to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp into separate businesses, and be blocked from any acquisitions for several years? Those thoughts coming from FB cofounder Chris Hughes.

He points out that “No major social networking company has been founded since the fall of 2011.” Reason? Investors are afraid to get involved with start ups when there is a high probability that FB will either stomp on them, buy them out or just flat out copy their features. 👁 More


Fake Vacation Pictures- We ran a story recently about travel influencers posting fake vacation pictures as a weird way for them to say that it can be done, it is being done, but it shouldn’t be done by fellow influencers to attract followers.

Well…… there is a US company that is now creating a so called fake-cation (or fa-cation?) where clients can have themselves superimposed onto fake backdrops in the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, and other travel hotspots.

Something about “truth in advertising” is rattling in the back of my head here. 👁 More


Scheduling Texts- Schedule text messages, emails, phone calls, Twitter status updates, and personal reminders. That could be a big help to social media managers. Called “Do It Later” this Android app has a free and paid version. This tip comes by way of Jack Wallen & TechRepublic. 👁 More


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