Does the Future of Advertising Lie with TikTok?

Many social media platforms have seen major highs and lows over the past decade, but it is a recent addition to the roster that is going into 2020 with high expectations. TikTok, which was created in 2017, rose to prominence in 2019 and has garnered around 500 million daily active users—more than both Twitter and Snapchat. So, while social media …

Social Media Platforms Over the Past Decade

The last decade has seen the rise and, sometimes brutal, fall of a variety of social media networks. With 2020 upon us, let’s take a look at some of the most popular social media platforms of the past 10 years and see where they are today. To see this information visually, there is a great animated video that shows the …

Friends

This Celebrity Just Set an Instagram World Record

Most of us with Instagram profiles have seen our follower count gradually increase over time. Those with business accounts may see a little bit more follower action, but the average casual account probably won’t have too many more than 1,000 followers at the most. Things are much different at the top, however, as celebrity and former ‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston …

Bots V Social Media

Bots vs. Us: How Do You Combat Fake Accounts on Social Media?

Over the past few years, it has become seemingly impossible to go on any social media platform without interacting with or seeing bots and spam accounts. On popular tweets or Instagram posts, it has become common to see these strange accounts posting in the replies or comments in order to grab the average user’s attention. But, before I get in …

IG Augmented Reality

Instagram’s Augmented Reality Filters Are Here!

The battle between Snapchat and Instagram for “best” social media platform has been going on for the past couple of years, and one of Instagram’s recent updates proves that it is not going to end any time soon. Instagram added augmented reality (AR) to its already extensive list of Instagram story filters. Given that this update comes only a few …

Three Secrets to Boost Engagement On Facebook

With nearly 2.32 billion users per month, Facebook is still one of the top social media platforms to date. Every single day there are roughly 1.52 billion people logging into the site and scrolling through their newsfeeds, according to Facebook Newsroom. With such a large pool of people creating and absorbing content, how will your brand stand out among the …

How Did the Netflix Original, Bird Box, Get So Much Attention?!

We know the power of social media is stronger than we ever could have imagined. It’s easy to find videos of children singing and pets dancing that have thousands and thousands of views, likes, and shares. So, are you surprised to hear that Netflix didn’t spend millions to promote and market Bird Box? Rather, they relied on us to do …

How Many Celebrities Have Fake Followers?

There have been a number of articles released by somewhat-reputable websites shaming celebrities for having fake followers. Some seem to prove that lesser-known celebs knowingly purchased fake followers, other use certain online tools to approximate fake-follower counts, and others rely on data from the Instagram Purge where some popular accounts lost millions of followers. This make for decent gossip, except …

What is a Finstagram?

While Instagram has exploded in popularity, the platform has remained a place where users only post pictures of what would be considered highlights of their lives. Most users’ profiles are carefully curated. In contrast, people post entire photo albums on Facebook and people share photos on Snapchat with reckless abandon.   Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram are all popular social networks …