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8th April 2019
How Facebook Is Increasing Transparency To Survive
A couple of weeks ago Facebook announced that they would be giving “more information and control over your experience.” to users, especially in regards to posts and ads appearing on the feed.
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.
25th June 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
5th March 2018
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.
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.
5th February 2018
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.
16th January 2018
Transparency at Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg has decided that his 2018 challenge will be to ‘fix’ Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
23rd October 2017
Becca’s Hype: Facebook shakes things up
This week I talk a lot about Facebook with a touch of Twitter at the end for good measure.
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.
28th September 2017
What’s New with Facebook Ads Manager?
Creating ads on Facebook hasn’t always been the most straightforward task. There’s the Power Editor and the Ads Manager, and sometimes it can be unclear as to what’s best to use.
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.
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…
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.