Social Media Slice for December 5, 2019: Instagram Begins Enforcing Age Restrictions; Secret’s New Ad Campaign Promotes Women-Owned Firms; End-of-the-Year Cleanup Checklist for Windows


📌 Instagram Begins Enforcing Age Restrictions-
Although it isn’t clear how Instagram will verify, it will soon demand birth dates on signups to protect youth. It could also lead to “more tailored experiences” for users.

“It seems that the first step could be to allow businesses to restrict what ages can view their products. This is a feature currently in testing, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.” – Geoff Desreumaux

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📌 Secret’s New Ad Campaign Promotes Women-Owned Firms-
New push from Procter & Gamble to drive social media to encourage holiday shoppers to buy from businesses owned and operated by women in December.

“Women-owned businesses account for 40% of all businesses in the U.S. – and that number only continues to climb. As a brand for women, we’re committed to helping this growing group get the visibility – and hopefully the revenue – they deserve. More than $730 billion will be spent this holiday season, and with this effort, we’re excited to do our part to help women-owned businesses get their fair share.” – Sara Saunders, P&G’s associate brand director for Secret

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📌 End-of-the-Year Cleanup Checklist for Windows-
You tune up your car. Why not give your computer’s operating system a thorough once over for app updates, backups, uninstall unused apps, etc.

“With the end of the year upon us, there’s no better time to perform some system upkeep chores to ensure that your system is optimized as you head into the new year. This is also the time of year when equipment is replaced by holiday gifts, with older equipment being handed down or sold to make way for the new.” – Jesus Vigo, writing in Tech Republic

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