Tag: Instagram

Instagram to debut revenue sharing with creators through IGTV ads

Instagram to debut revenue sharing with creators through IGTV ads

Business, Mobile, social media
For the first time in its history, social media platform Instagram will start sharing revenue with creators through ads in IGTV and badges that viewers can purchase on Instagram Live. The company has hinted that ads would come to IGTV for more than a year, often saying the long-form video offering would be the most likely place it’d first pay creators. The new tools that enable video creators to make money, including badges that viewers can purchase during Instagram Live videos and the introduction of IGTV ads. Both launches are considered a test, as the company is limiting the features’ availability during its experimentation phase, it says. Badges will give viewers a way to support their favorite creators while also standing out in the comments, similar to efforts on other live video p

Facebook And Instagram Are Down

Business, Internet, Mobile, social media
Facebook and Instagram are down on the web and on mobile, according to The Next Web. Users are also experiencing problems with Tinder, AIM, and Hipchat, according to Engadget and reports on Twitter (which is still operating fine). The Associated Press reports that the outage is affecting users in the US, Asia, and Australia. Here are what some people are seeing when trying to connect to Facebook: Instagram acknowledged the outage on its Twitter account: "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can," Facebook said on its website. Hackers are claiming responsibility for the outages, but this has not yet been confirmed. Developing...
Pew Statistics: Social Media Update 2014, Facebook is still King though Overall growth Slowed

Pew Statistics: Social Media Update 2014, Facebook is still King though Overall growth Slowed

Business, Mobile, social media
In a new survey conducted in September 2014, the Pew Research Center finds that Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. While its growth has slowed, the level of user engagement with the platform has increased. Other platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn saw significant increases over the past year in the proportion of online adults who now use their sites. The results in this report are based on the 81% of American adults who use the internet. Other key findings: Multi-platform use is on the rise: 52% of online adults now use two or more social media sites, a significant increase from 2013, when it stood at 42% of internet users. For the first time, more than half of all online adults 65 and older (56%) use Facebook. This represents 31% of all s...