It’s Twitter’s turn to dominate the headlines, at least for a day or two, with the announcement that users can now report multiple tweets in a single report. This is a long-requested improvement, as Twitter has earned a reputation as one of the less-friendly mainstream networks.
Good news, right? Well, it was served up with the news that company revenue is down, and the tech press is circling like gleeful buzzards. This isn’t new- both The New Yorker and The Atlantic had time to publish despairing essays. And let’s not forget the doom-filled predictions around the launch of the algorithmic timeline (although only 2 percent of users cared enough to reset their accounts to the timeline view).
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In contrast to the doom-and-gloom coverage of Twitter, there’s more positive coverage of…. LinkedIn? Apparently, it’s not just a site for self-promotion disguised as news. There’s a new-ish app aimed at college students, a focus on recruiting, and the freelancer ProFinder.
It’s still a site known for more noise than signal. Even the Harvard Business Review is questioning exactly how useful LinkedIn connections are. They’re apparently adding two new members per second (although only 25 percent of them may use the site each month).
Because no update is complete without mentioning Facebook
Twitter may have scored a deal with the NFL, but the battle for sports-watching users is far from settled. National Women’s Soccer League player Alex Morgan live-streamed the Orlando Pride season opener on Facebook, and SnapChat will be working with NBC on the 2016 Summer Games.
About the author:
Tara Saylor Litzenberger is a communications manager by day, grad student by night and curious all the time. She is also a web nerd and recovering copywriter. Tara focuses on the channels that enable communication and using metrics to improve communication effectiveness. She tweets about communication and combines as @AnokheeTara.