Today’s Roundup covers Twitter’s recently amped-up round of experimental product testing, an analysis of why Snapchat is the perfect app at the perfect time (yeah, we’re still a little skeptical too), an infographic on how social media users get their news, and a helpful list of 26 ways to engage your fans on Facebook. As a bonus, check out this new interactive Bob Dylan video if you haven’t already – it will blow your mind at least a little bit.
Twitter has amped up its product testing lately in the form of what it calls “experiments;” a flip of a switch here, a rollout of a new product to a small subset of users there, all attempts to see how people react.
Snapchat is the perfect service for the time. It has come along just as three very distinct trends on the Web have come to maturity, and it’s milking those trends for all they’re worth.
The most popular social network for getting for news is Reddit, where 62% of users say they get news. The least popular source is Pinterest, where just 3% of users say they get news.
Your visibility in the news feed depends on engagement like never before. If your page is experiencing a drop in engagement, using different post types and making a few content adjustments can bump it back up.
In all, there are 16 equally mesmerizing channels to choose from, from sports to cooking to world news to children’s cartoons to reality shows; some of the channels are simulations of shows currently on cable, and the best part? All of the people on them know the words to “Like a Rolling Stone.”