Entries by Matthew McConnell

Instagram’s Latest Feature: IGTV

Everyone’s favorite social app has released a new feature that serves as an extension of its Stories feature, IGTV. This new feature enables users to share vertical videos with their followers that are longer than 15 seconds. IGTV can be accessed through the Instagram app but is also its own standalone app. Within the app, […]

The Instagram Algorithm

Instagram revealed today how it organizes users’ feeds, including how it considers different factors in its algorithm. Up until now, Instagram’s feed was sort of a mystery science. Posts from family members and close friends show up near the top, which was the goal of the company’s decision to move away from the reverse-chronological feed […]

Life is Short, Tweets are Longer

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it will introduce 280-character tweets, which is double from the 140-character standard on the social network. I know, scary stuff! But, if you can read this still while trying to catch you breath, take a seat because I have something to tell you: It’s your fault, you broke it, Twitter’s […]

For Facebook, Snapchat Is No Threat

Snapchat is simply just a feature for Facebook to absorb. If you’ve been watching closely, you’ll see that Snap Inc. is being taunted relentlessly by the world’s largest social network. Facebook is lifting Snap’s core functionalities, and dumping it into a variety of products it doesn’t really belong or make sense in. Without speculating too much […]

No Tricks, Just Treats From Facebook This Halloween

Over the years, Facebook has always been about sharing fun moments. So it makes sense that you’d want to show off costumes, and connect with friends and family on Halloween. This year, Facebook is introducing some fun new ways to get you into the Halloween spirit. Masks in Facebook Live: You will be able to try on […]

Facebook for Work officially launches as ‘Workplace’

After a few years in private beta, Facebook’s Slack and Yammer competitor, ‘Workplace’ officially launched yesterday. The private social networks for work is available to companies, nonprofits and educational institutions of any size and is already being utilized by quite a few organizations around the world. According to the announcement by Facebook, more than 1,000 organizations around the world are currently […]

Snapchat Is Releasing Video-Sharing Sunglasses Called Spectacles

The company is now expanding how the popular app is used. Snapchat is expanding beyond its mobile platform with the launch of video-sharing sunglasses this year. The popular app’s company has now been renamed Snap Inc. with the goal of offering more than just Snapchat. The sunglasses, called Spectacles, are the company’s first hardware offering. […]