SPEED READING THE SOCIAL WEB – THIS WEEK FROM THE SOCIAL SYNDICATE

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The editors at The Social Syndicate bring you the top seven stories from the past seven days of the week from the social web in an effort to save you time and stay social. Here they are:

FACEBOOK

Fighting Fake News & Stories for Desktop

Fortune reported this week that Facebook “…has created a software algorithm to flag stories that may be suspicious and send them to third-party fact checkers.” You can read the full story here:

REAL STORIES GO PUBLIC

In the past you shared personal stories with your Facebook friends. Now you have the option to promote your stories to public followers and garner a worldwide audience. Techcrunch reported on this.

GOOGLE

Could Google “Stamp” Out the Competition with Snapchat?

Advertising Age reported this week that Google is working with publishers on a news product called Stamp that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, similar to Snapchat’s Discover service.

PINTEREST

PINTEREST BRINGS LENS INTO FOCUS

If you have been using Pinterest over the years, you know that it has become a search platform like Google. Top brands are harnessing this visual discovery tool as reported by Adweek this week. You can read the full story here:

TWITTER

TWITTER AND PROMOTED TWEETS FOR $99.  A MONTH

Techcrunch reported this week that “Twitter might have found an interesting halfway point between charging subscriptions and its traditional advertising revenue model – automatic promoted tweets for a flat $99 monthly fee, which could appeal to power users and brands alike.”

LINKEDIN

Rolling out a free service to pair users with mentors, Linkedin is implementing something interesting by connecting users with Mentors and the best part is… it’s free. Techcrunch reported this week.

REDDIT

IS IT TIME TO REVISIT REDDIT?

Longtime fans of Reddit might be happy to learn that the news site that launched back in 2005 will be getting a makeover. Quartz Media reported this week that “Reddit, unlike most of the internet, is actually geared toward users, rather than the commercial interests that seek to profit off users’ interactions.”

Have you used Reddit in the past and if so, how would you like to see the site improved?

Finally, our seventh story to top off the week:

INSTAGRAM

Instagram Celebrates Stories One Year Later

Stories are keeping users engaged on Instagram as they celebrate the one year mark.
According to Instagram, “In the last month, over 50% of businesses on Instagram produced an Instagram Story.”

Have you or your business had a success story that you would like to share with The Social Syndicate? Let us know.

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