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8th October 2018
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.
10th September 2018
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:
3rd September 2018
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…
28th August 2018
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.
2nd July 2018
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.
11th June 2018
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!
4th June 2018
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.
21st May 2018
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.
14th May 2018
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.
8th May 2018
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.
23rd April 2018
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.
16th April 2018
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.
9th April 2018
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.
3rd April 2018
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!
26th March 2018
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.
19th March 2018
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.
12th March 2018
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.
26th February 2018
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.
19th February 2018
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.
12th February 2018
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.
29th January 2018
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.
22nd January 2018
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.
15th January 2018
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!
8th January 2018
Becca’s Hype: Is Facebook broken?
Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for 2018, WhatsApp updates and thoughts about ads on Amazon Alexa.
18th December 2017
Becca’s Hype: My Favourite Updates of 2017!
To celebrate the end of the year, I thought I’d pick out some of my favourite, most notable changes to social media platforms this year, as well as making a prediction or two about what might happen next year. Ready?
11th December 2017
Becca’s Hype: Instagram go crazy with updates!
Welcome to this week’s edition of Becca’s Hype. Instagram and Facebook have been busy this week as they launch an array of new features, just in time for Christmas.
4th December 2017
Becca’s Hype: Guess who else is using Stories?
Goodness gracious me, it is December everyone. I repeat, it’s DECEMBER. With Christmas fast approaching I’m pleased to let you know that there’s going to be a special festive edition of Becca’s Hype coming up soon. It’s going to be grand. For now though, let’s see what’s been happening in the last week on social media…
27th November 2017
Facebook and The Internet Research Agency
Becca’s Hype is a little different this week, because I really want you to pay attention to Facebook:
20th November 2017
Revamps, merging, a test, and a new way to upload – this week on Becca’s Hype
A quick look at this week’s changes in social media.
13th November 2017
Becca’s Hype: Changes on Twitter, an update for bloggers, and a Snapchat rumour
After a stressful morning frantically refreshing half a dozen tabs to get BrightonSEO tickets, I’m pleased to say that eventually, we got some! Hopefully you did do, April’s conference is going to be a good one, trust me, I know it.
For this week’s hype I’ll be looking at Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Yep, Snapchat are still battling away for social media success.
6th November 2017
Becca’s Hype: Two social updates, one controversy, and a mysterious decision.
Welcome to the first Becca’s Hype of November – how are we this close to Christmas already? This week we take a look at new features from Instagram and Facebook (surprise surprise), a Google Docs controversy and a mysterious move by Amazon.
30th October 2017
Becca’s Hype Halloween Edition
Welcome to this spooky edition of Becca’s Hype! This week I delve into the latest scary announcements from Twitter and Facebook regarding transparency.
16th October 2017
Becca’s Hype: Twitter Add a New Feature & Snapchat Try to Stay Relevant
Welcome to Becca’s Hype, the weekly bubble of social media news from the top platforms.
9th October 2017
Facebook Puts New Ad Measures in Place After Backlash Over Political Ads
Last week Facebook finally admitted that perhaps there was the possibility that ads which had run on the network might have had an impact on the US election last year. I explore the new measure in place and take a look at what else is happening in social.
2nd October 2017
Becca’s Hype: Big Updates to Live Streaming Across the Web
Welcome to Becca’s Hype! This week Twitter have expanded their character limit, Snapchat have launched sponsored World Lenses, and Vimeo have launched a live streaming service.
25th September 2017
Becca’s Hype: A Week of Updates
This week I take a look at Apple’s new Intelligent Tracking Prevention, action taken by Twitter on pro-terrorist accounts, and updates made by Facebook and Instagram.
18th September 2017
Becca’s Hype: Instagram could be about to upset a lot of users
This week we take a look at Instagram’s potentially risky update, Pinterest celebrating 200 million users, and a Bitmoji update for Snapchat.
11th September 2017
Becca’s Hype: Facebook Needs A Helping Hand
This week Facebook gets a helping hand from Instagram, as well as trying out some very colourful tests…
4th September 2017
Becca’s Hype: Make sure you read T&Cs!
This week we have a reminder of why you probably should spend time reading terms & conditions!
29th August 2017
Becca’s Hype: Facebook Fight Fake News
This week we look at a lot of things to do with Facebook. New publisher logos, blocked pages, and a status update to WhatsApp.
21st August 2017
Becca’s Hype: Will Facebook & Instagram become one and the same?
This week we take a look at LinkedIn & Reddit introducing native video to the platform, as well as design updates to Facebook & Instagram’s UI.
14th August 2017
Becca’s Hype: Is TV going to become defunct?
Buzzfeed has a live show coming to Twitter and Facebook are launching original shows. Do we need TV anymore?
7th August 2017
Becca’s Hype: Google and Snapchat Compete Against One Another
This week the world seems to be revolving around Google and Snapchat…
31st July 2017
Becca’s Hype: Autoplay Everywhere
This week, everyone jumps on the autoplay bandwagon.
24th July 2017
Becca’s Hype: Google tries to break your bubble
This week we’re seeing very different directions being taken in the social media world, with Google trying to distance you from your friends, whilst Amazon tries to get you to chat more to them.
17th July 2017
Becca’s Hype: Everyone goes crazy for notifications
This week, social media platforms have been going wild for notifications – but not in the way you might expect.