Plus why most of Jay Z’s albums are already back on Apple Music.
If you thought a university degree was the final step in the education process, think again! Facebook has announced a new certification program for journalists to help them learn how to do their job using Facebook – but according to The Verge, the online courses have more to do with how to use Facebook than how to be a journalist.
Read some examples of the test questions here.
Twitter will now allow brands to create their own “custom hearts” for use in Periscope’s live video. In a new blog post from the company today, the announcement of the feature came with the first example of it’s use byNBC Universal for the new “The Fate of the Furious” movie.
See what the branded hearts look like here.
According to a new survey by from investment bank PiperJaffray, teens are dropping smaller social media networks such as Kik or Tumblr in favour of the big four (Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook). Snapchat, with 81% adoption, and Instagram, with 79%, are the leading platforms for teens between the age of 14 and 18. Facebook and Twitter are behind, with 51% and 56% respectively.
Read more of the survey results here.
Don’t call it a comeback… While the news emerged yesterday of the removal of Jay Z’s music from Spotify and Apple Music, it’s been revealed that eight of his main studio albums are all available again on Apple Music. Spotify’s new deal with Universal Music Group may have something to do with this backflip (Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella records label is part of Universal), and it may only be a matter of time until the three Blueprint albums and his solo debut Reasonable Doubt are available again.
Read more about this change here.
Google has updated Search to include an easy-to-access URL submission form at the top anytime you search for ‘Submit URL to Google’ – making life a LOT easier for those who build websites. First spotted by Search Engine Land, the new feature essentially works exactly like the regular submission form – with the exception that it shows directly in search results now.
Read more about this story here.
- Facebook wants every business to embrace its mobile world [via Mashable]
- Facebook’s journalism certification class is just a test on how to use Facebook [via The Verge]
- How Bild uses Facebook Instant Articles to drive subscriptions [via Digiday]
- Twitter now lets brands make their own ‘custom hearts’ for Periscope live videos [via TechCrunch]
- Of course, a bunch of Twitter users want to buy the company and turn it into a co-op [via Recode]
- Teens are dropping smaller social networks in favour of Snapchat and Instagram [via Business Insider]
- I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned [via PetaPixel]
- British DJ sets out to perform world’s highest gig on Everest [via Mashable]
- This Teen Made A Spotify Playlist To End Things With A Guy And His Response Was Perfect [via Buzzfeed]
- Midnight Oil Kick Off Reunion With Surprise Syd Pub Show [via TheMusic.com.au]
- Ryan Tedder sells 170 copyrights to Downtown Music Publishing [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Most of Jay Z’s albums are already back on Apple Music [via Engadget]
- Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up [via TechCrunch]
- Getting the Most Out of the New LinkedIn [via Social Media Today]
- Google now lets you submit URLs for indexing straight from Search [via The Next Web]
- Google begins showing Pinterest-like shoppable photos in image search [via The Verge]
- Unsubscribe author Jocelyn K. Glei’s three tips to make email less of a time-suck [via The Next Web]
- Journos are putting their bloopers out to protest Natasha Exelby’s axing [via Pedestrian.TV]
- ‘New York Times’ jumps the gun, announces Pulitzer wins way before announcement [via Mashable]
- The most important part of the brief that creative agencies are missing [via Mumbrella]
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