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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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?
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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.
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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…
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Becca’s Hype: Google and Snapchat Compete Against One Another

This week the world seems to be revolving around Google and Snapchat…
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Becca’s Hype: Autoplay Everywhere

This week, everyone jumps on the autoplay bandwagon.
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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.
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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.
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