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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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: 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: Facebook shakes things up

This week I talk a lot about Facebook with a touch of Twitter at the end for good measure.
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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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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.
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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: 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: 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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