Today, Instagram announced a new resource for marketers and news organizations alike, The Instagram for Business blog. Their goal is to create a place where corporate Instagram users can access tips, tools and other resources for creating really great content–and, of course, to encourage more engagement.
From embeddable Facebook posts to the democratization of Twitter cards, vote for your fave social innovation from 2013. Don’t see an option you agree with? Submit your choice in the comments.
Can’t get enough of viral videos? Now, YouTube has shared their rankings for top videos on 2013. Will you be surprised by the list? Nah. Probably not. But, even if you already watched all of the videos individually, you can relive your favorite moments with YouTube’s video mashup. There are even awesome easter egg video annotations.
WATCH LIVE at 1:15 p.m. ET on Friday, November 1 (or recorded if it’s after 11:15 p.m. PT )! I will be a guest on the PBS MediaShift Podcast along with Len de Groot, the new director of data visualization at the Los Angeles Times, MediaShift contributors Jonathan Peters and Josh Stearns, Andrew Lih of American University, and host Mark Glaser, to discuss how media outlets are pushing the limits of visual storytelling.
Google is going to use your +1′s as “shared endorsements,” to help others in your circles find better information. According to 9to5Google and NYT, “Google has announced a change to its terms of service that will allow the company to use your name, photo and company endorsements to be included in ads from 11th November.”
Welcome to the FAVES + CO. Weekly Recap. It’s our rundown of the top stories from the week you can read in five minutes or less. We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Here is our top 10 rundown to keep your digital IQ above par.