Social Media Slice for July 24, 2019: Messenger Kids Is In Time Out; Emoji Can Make Businesses Smile; Updating LinkedIn Profile Settings


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Messenger Kids Is In Time Out-
Facebook can’t keep from screwing up and this time kids were at risk. Normally, a child on Messenger Kids can only start conversations with parental-approved users. But group chat allows whoever started the chat to invite anyone who was permitted to chat with him/her— even if that new individual WAS NOT authorized to chat with the OTHER kids in the group. Oops?

“Hi [PARENT],
We found a technical error that allowed [CHILD]’s friend [FRIEND] to create a group chat with [CHILD] and one or more of [FRIEND]’s parent-approved friends. We want you to know that we’ve turned off this group chat and are making sure that group chats like this won’t be allowed in the future.” – Facebook

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Emoji Can Make Businesses Smile-
Adobe just released its first-ever Emoji Trend Report, after surveying 1,000 American emoji users. Goal was to determine the where, when, why, and how people were using emojis. Here are 4 key takeaways, including why small biz should be interested.

“Brands are looking to take advantage of emojis and they should. 58% of emoji users are more likely to open a brand email that has an emoji in the subject line, while 44% of emoji users are more likely to purchase products advertised using emojis. Surprisingly, a majority (64%) of emoji users are also willing to make a purchase with an emoji.” – George Carey-Simos, writing for WERSM

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Updating LinkedIn Profile Settings-
The point of being ON LinkedIn is to be seen ON LinkedIn. There are a number of status and option buttons to turn on or off that you may or may not be aware of.

“When you see a solid round green circle next to a connection’s profile picture, that means they are on LinkedIn now. The advantage in knowing this is utilizing the messaging function to reach out in real-time! You increase your chances of the person responding immediately.” – JoAnne Funch, writing in LinkedIn for Business

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