We Are Social’s Tuesday Tune-Up #208

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The Facebook updates keep on keepin’ on

With Facebook profile pages still accumulating over four billion views a day, Facebook has decided it’s time for a facelift!

These mainly cosmetic nips and tucks that are headed to mobile profiles are being tested out a smaller group first (iPhone owners in the United Kingdom and California) and will hit our shores at a later stage.

So what are these changes?

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Why make do with the humble static image when you can GIF it?! Soon, you’ll be able to film a short, looping video clip that will play for anyone who visits your profile.

Want to support your team in the week leading up to the big game, commemorate a special milestone like a birthday or vacation or show off a great #tbt picture? Now you can create a temporary profile picture specifically for those moments and events.

Facebook is making space near the top of profile pages for people to say a little bit more about themselves. You can also select a few “featured” photos to put your best visual foot forward when others stop by your profile page… Let a whole new level of Facebook stalking commence!

Twitter to possibly ditch the 140 character limit

Because not everything can be said in 140 characters.

This week, the internet has been a flutter as news broke about Twitter considering dropping the 140-character length restriction. The original report claims that Twitter might release a new product that would “…enable Twitter users to publish long-form content to the service.”

But what does this mean?! Will this be the end of the witty, well thought out short form content that we painstakingly mull over on a daily basis and have grown to love?

The report also indicates that Twitter might rethink how it measures “140 characters,” by excluding things like URLs or usernames from the official count.

Whatever the implementation, it is likely to have a massive impact on how brands use Twitter as a marketing tool. Watch this space…

Facebook page praising teenage Sydney gunman taken down

A page entitled “RIP Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar” has been taken down after appearing online yesterday.

The page, labelling Jabar as the “hero of Parramatta” featured memes mocking Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and calling for the burning of the Australian flags.

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Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel is world’s youngest billionaire

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WARNING: The following may induce immense feelings of inferiority. The youngest billionaire in the world is Snapchat’s 25-year-old chief executive, Evan Spiegel, at $US2.1 billion ($3 billion), Forbes has announced.

Spiegel and his fellow Snapchat co-founder, Bobby Murphy, both made the Forbes 400 for the first time this year, among 25 new entrants. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came in seventh on the list with an estimated wealth of a measly $US40.3 billion… Pocket change really!

NSFW NSWRL

On the night of all nights for New South Wales sports mad fans (NRL grand final night) a sexually explicit post from a porn website was apparently retweeted by the NSWRL account.

NSWRL were quick to clear up the mistake, taking the tweet down after a few minutes and saying the account had indeed been hacked.

Sincere apologies for recent unusual activity – our account had been hacked. Normal service now resumed. 

— NSWRL (@NSWRL) October 4, 2015

But not before being quickly picked up by other Twitter users.

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 SUPER likes for all with Tinder!

Singletons of the world! Go forth and get SUPER LIKING, because we all know there is a big difference between kind of like and super like…

After testing in Australia, the “Super Like” function on Tinder is now available to all.

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So how does one “Super Like”? Easy! If you “Super Like” someone (it’s an upward swipe BTW) that person will see that you like them before they make the decision to swipe left (and never talk to you) or right (live happily ever after). You can only “Super Like” once a day, that way you know the feelings are like, totes legit! Paying Tinder Plus users can “Super Like” a match up to five times per day.

Which leads me ever so subtly to this…

Sizzl – the dating app for bacon lovers

Is your heart achin’ for some bacon? Oscar Mayer has the easy greasy solution for you! It’s a lot like Tinder, but with bacon…

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Find your bacon lover with Sizzl.

Check out the hilarious video brought to you by Oscar Mayer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3RuV-xoZc