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Social Media: A Week in Summary

19.03.15

Social media really is a fast-changing landscape (remember when there was only MySpace to worry about?) and this week there was a whole landslide of announcements and updates from the social media giants.

Earlier this week, Facebook updated its rules on what is acceptable for sharing on the social networking site – including clearer guidelines relating to nudity, violence and hate speech. The company has stated that it is not changing its policies, but providing ‘more detail and clarity on what is and is not allowed’. 

Twitter also extended its Twitter rules and banned ‘intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.’ It’s a positive step to crackdown on the rise of revenge porn, cyberbullying and hate speech.

On Tuesday, Facebook had another announcement to make. It has introduced a free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages. This new tool will allow users to connect a Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a “$” button to send friends money on iOS, Android, and desktop with zero fees.  Facebook Messenger payments will roll out first in the US over the coming months and could potentially come to the UK in the future. The jury is out on whether the concept will work or prove beneficial to consumers. Let us know your thoughts by tweeting @JAM_Manchester.

To top it off, YouTube is considering the launch of a subscription service for its original content. The new service would include videos from YouTube vloggers and stars that would be produced by YouTube itself (as if Zoella wasn’t already worth enough dosh!)

As a full-service consultancy, JAM offers a specialist digital service and so we’re always monitoring what’s happening online. If you need support with your digital activity, get in touch: anna@jampr.co.uk

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