Social Media Round Up February 2019

by Melanie Boylan
Social Media Round Ups

Social Media Round Up February 2019

This February has been a busy one! Fortunately I managed to get a little ahead in January as it was a wee bit quieter than usual for me. However this month I been busy preparing for my trip to Riga, Latvia for this years Techchill. It was another very successful, enjoyable event! Now, let us begin...


Happy 15th Birthday Facebook!

Can you believe its been 15 years? My kids are 11 and 8 now and have never known a world without Facebook. It's been nothing short of a revolution having Facebook in our everyday lives. Facebook has transformed relationships, insurance and even politics. When we first started using it, it was being primarily used by the younger kids. Now grown ups have changed it from Like and Share of Puppies and Breakfast to Business.

As of December 31, 2018 there was 35,587 employees and going by the Facebook statistics there were 1.52 billion daily active users on Facebook on average for December 2018. It seems for ALL the security issues and bad press they have been having, it's not been too disruptive to Facebook and its usage.

Instagram Messaging

During the past month Facebook announced that Facebook Page Admins will soon be able to receive and respond to Instagram DMs from their Facebook Page Inbox. This will be on desktop and also on mobile via the Pages Manager app. (This feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks to businesses in Brazil and the US.) See more on this on Facebook's official announcement

new instagram logo

Messenger Unsend

Facebook is launching the Messenger unsend button! You'll have up to ten minutes to remove a message after it's sent. The feature works when you message one person or a group.Simply tap on the message you want to remove and select the option to "Remove for Everyone". The removed message will be replaced by text alerting recipient(s) in the conversation that the message was removed. This has started being rolled out but probably won't be in Ireland for a while.

Twitter Advanced Search

Back in my day...ahem...a couple of years ago.. I personally think that Twitter Search was considerably easier. A lot of the platforms out there are intuitive, that's what makes them successful. However, I think personally that Twitter Advancerd search is one of the least intuitive platforms out there at the moment out of the recognised top four business platforms.

Do you know how to find the Advanced search in Twitter? The best person to ask is of course Twitter.

Google+ Being Sunseted

A lot of people would have received this message below recently. Time is short!"

You've received this email because you have a consumer (personal) Google+ account or you manage a Google+ page."

In December 2018, Google announced their decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers' expectations.

From April, Google will be deleting accounts so to ensure your images and data are protected, you can download and save your content. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

See the full FAQ for more details and updates leading up to the shutdown.

Women's Inspire Member Highlight

I was delighted to be recently highlighted by the Women's Inspire Network. They share a members profile on a weekly basis throughout their social profiles and they massively promoted myself and my business. I loved the questions they asked, I felt they gave me a really good, rounded impression of me personally and of what I represent. Please check this link and learn more about me!

Melanie Boylan STOMP Social Media Training Event Speaker

Useful Blogs

I am frequently asked by new social media management clients exactly what am I doing for them! The impression that some people/clients have of using an agency such as myself look after their accounts, is that the owner can ultimately wash their hands of all their social media directly afterwards and this needs to be dispelled! Unless the agency is paid to be at your location on an ongoing basis, the clients input is essential in order for it to work. Please read this blog to learn why Social Media Management with an Agency is Team Work.

What Profile Picture Should I Use?- Eimer Duffy, FIT Social Media

Do you know what a Branded Hashtag is? - Phillip Twyford, The Curly Marketer

5 Speedy Twitter Tips - Jacinta Dempsey, The Social Network

STOMP Upcoming Events

If you missed my recent training course on Facebook and Instagram in Co. Wicklow, I am running the same course in Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin in March. To book your Early Bird tickets purchase by the 20th of March. Max 10 spaces available, so please don't delay!

Facebook and Instagram Workshop February 2019

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