Weekly Roundup: Photos on Twitter Just Got More Social & More


Twitter and Facebook news lead this week’s roundup, with Twitter unveiling new mobile features and Facebook acquiring a virtual-reality technology company for $2 billion. Also, interesting digital trends that came out of the Pew State of the News Media report, some tips for making your Facebook ads more effective and a guide to figuring out all of the different sizes your images need to be to play nice with the redesigned Facebook News Feed.

  • Photos Just Got More Social – Twitter is rolling out two new mobile features that allow you to tag up to 10 people in a photo and include up to four photos in a Tweet.
  • Studies: Digital Media Thriving, But Press Releases Still Most Trusted – A very interesting theme that came out of Pew’s latest State of the News Media report is that digital media is growing, with most Americans now getting their news through a digital platform. However, press releases are still counted as the most trusted source of company generated news — ranking above blog posts and articles authored by the CEO.
  • Facebook Acquires Oculus VR for $2 Billion – This week, Facebook acquired Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift gaming headset, for $2 billion. The Oculus Rift project raised over $2 million on Kickstarter and then more than $91 million in venture funding before this acquisition.


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