📌 Hiding Likes, More Than What You Think-
So we’ve been told that Facebook & Instagram are hiding likes to reduce bullying and make us feel less self-conscious when posts don’t get much engagement. But insider thinking is hiding likes will increase the number of posts people make! More people. More ads.

“More posts means users spend more time on Instagram, and therefore grows the company’s ability to show more ads. Instagram is a critical part of Facebook’s future. It is the most popular social app among teens, and it has more than 1 billion monthly users.” – Salvador Rodriguez, writing for CNBC

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📌 What is YouTube View Velocity and Why You Should Care
YouTube view velocity is the speed at which your video receives more views and is measured over a period of 72 hours. It doesn’t influence rankings. But it is an indicator.

“View velocity is best used as an overall indicator of what your audience is really paying attention to and interested in right now. It’s important to note that ‘interest’ is influenced by a number of elements. These could be the types of videos you create or keywords and video titles you use to capture attention.” – Amir Shahzeidi, writing in Strong-Social

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📌 Pantone Color Institute Announces Color Of The Year 2020-
Last week we revealed Shuttershock’s predictions for 2020 hot colors to use in marketing. Today the Pantone Color of the year is revealed.

“Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced design, product development, and purchasing decisions for over 20 years – not only in fashion or home furnishings but also in industrial design, packaging, and graphic design.” – George Carey-Simos, writing for WERSM

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