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Becca’s Hype: Facebook announces new AR platform

This week on Becca’s Hype! There has been a wave of Facebook updates recently, many of surrounding new AR capabilities.
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Becca’s Hype: Twitter Updates, Snapchat Bouncing, And Instagram Rumours

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype, a weekly post containing all of the latest social media stories from the last week. Here are Becca’s faves:
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Becca’s Hype: YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype, the weekly roundup curated by our very own social media guru, Becca! Here’s the best bits from the last week in the social media world…
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Becca’s Hype: Top stories from the last week and an Instagram update!

After a summer break we’re back with all the latest social media updates from the last week.
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Becca’s Hype: A Look Across All Networks

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype! After weeks of Facebook and Instagram stealing the limelight, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn have started to shake things up.
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Becca’s Hype: Instagram Announce IGTV!

Over the last week there have been some huge developments in social media, including the announcement of IGTV, a new video service from Instagram, and a new Facebook tool to measure how long you’re spending on the platform.
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Becca’s Hype: 3D Posts On Facebook, New Feature Slate, And A Glitch!

Happy Monday! This week in Becca’s Hype we’re looking at some of the newest updates from Facebook, and a quick update from Instagram too!
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Becca’s Hype: Algorithms, Trending News, And Political Ads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype – we’re bringing you a bite size post today looking at some new updates on Instagram and Facebook.
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Becca’s Hype: Story Updates And Twitter’s Healthy Conversation

This week we’re seeing a lot of change in Instagram and Facebook Stories, as well as some good news from Twitter in regards to dealing with harmful content on the platform.
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Becca’s Hype: Google I/O, Snapchat, and Instagram

Welcome to Becca’s Hype! This week we cover Instagram’s new emoji slider, Snapchat’s latest design change, and swoon at the announcements from Google I/O.
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Becca’s Hype: F8 Roundup

Hello there! We’re all back from a very sunny bank holiday weekend and have quite a few social media updates for you.
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Becca’s Hype: A Whole Host of Facebook Updates

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype. This week Becca takes a look at all the latest changes at Facebook, including their third-party fact-checking, privacy updates, and a new video format.
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Becca’s Hype: New Snap Specs & Pinterest Cover Collage

Good morning! Ready for another edition of Becca’s Hype? This week we’ve got updates on Snap Inc, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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Becca’s Hype: Facebook Privacy Changes And An Interesting Move By LinkedIn

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype. Today we’ll be covering Facebook’s latest privacy updates following the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March, plus a potentially questionable update from LinkedIn.
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Becca’s Hype: Tweaks and Changes from Facebook and Instagram

Did you enjoy your Easter break? Here’s some short and snappy social media news you might have missed over the weekend!
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Becca’s Hype: The week after Facebook’s biggest scandal

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype! Today we’ve got the latest news on Instagram’s algorithm tweak, the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica scandal, and an update from Snapchat.
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Becca’s Hype: Facebook updates AR Studio & Twitter tests breaking news module

This week we take a look at a test run by Twitter to display the latest news directly in your timeline, plus, a look at Facebook’s AR Studio.
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Becca’s Hype: Twitter makes a stand against ‘Tweetdecking’

Happy Monday! Ready for this week’s social media hype? This week on social media there has been an influx in updates, Twitter has been cracking down on accounts guilty of ‘Tweetdecking’, Facebook has been making minor tweaks, and Snapchat is now letting you tag users in Snaps. Let’s get on with it.
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Becca’s Hype: Twitter and Facebook lead the way with updates

Welcome to Becca’s Hype! Did you survive the snowy conditions last week? Thankfully that’s all over now and the weather is back to normal. Let’s get on with some Twitter and Facebook updates.
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Becca’s Hype: Quick Updates & A New Social Platform

Today’s hype is a quick-fire round containing all the best nuggets of info you need on social media this week. Ready?
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Do you know how to use Twitter?

I’ve got a couple of questions for you. How did you stumble across this post? A Google Search, browsing our website, or perhaps via Twitter? If so, I’d like you to have a think about how easy to use the platform is, or isn’t.
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Becca’s Hype: A better experience for the user

This week’s edition of Becca’s Hype focuses a lot on how the latest social media updates are going to affect, and hopefully benefit, the end user. Read on to find out more.
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Becca’s Hype: Facebook adjusts Page Reach reporting and tests downvote button.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype! This week we take a look at some changes on our favourite platform, Facebook.
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The Golden Shield Project

You might have heard of the Golden Shield Project, or perhaps the Great Firewall of China. I’ve been doing some investigating to find out more on the topic and see just what the implications of the project is in China and around the world.
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Becca’s Hype: Changes to Facebook’s data privacy and news feed

This week on Becca’s Hype: Instagram is finally carrying out a long-awaited change, Facebook is making a change to the news feed, and Bitmoji is adding new customisation options.
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Becca’s Hype: New developments and features across platforms

Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype. We’ve finally reached the final Monday of January. I would say it’s flown by, but I think we can all agree, it hasn’t! In the last week there have been a lot of social media developments, so let’s get stuck in.
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Becca’s Hype: A closer look at changes with monetisation on YouTube

Last week YouTube announced a huge change to monetisation rules on the platform.
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Transparency at Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has decided that his 2018 challenge will be to ‘fix’ Facebook.
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Becca’s Hype: Facebook’s News Feed Update

Facebook have made a major change to how the news feed works. It’s going to have a big knock on impact, make sure you’re prepared!
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Becca’s Hype: Is Facebook broken?

Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for 2018, WhatsApp updates and thoughts about ads on Amazon Alexa.
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