Meta’s Twitter Alternative App Gets its Own Icon as it Moves Closer to Launch
- Meta’s Twitter alternative app is another step closer, with the experimental, text-based messaging feed now getting its own icon, as per the latest back-end code discovery.
Meta’s been developing its Twitter alternative platform over the past few months, amid rising unrest among Twitter users sparked by Elon Musk’s changes at the app. With more people seemingly seeking an alternative real-time update feed, Meta, as usual, has sensed an opportunity, and with the network effects of Instagram on its side, it seems to be looking to step on Twitter’s turf, in the hopes of scooping up this potentially significant audience. Since then, we’ve had a few more glimpses of the coming ‘Instagram for your thoughts’, including these examples of the UI, and how users will interact in the separate app.
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Search And Social Converge; The Long And Short Of It
- “Google” has become a verb that’s synonymous with “search.
Google’s own internal research shows that 40% of young people use platforms like Instagram and TikTok as a de facto search engine. And both are responding to this trend in the only way ad-supported platforms know how: by introducing search ad formats. Although neither platform allows for the sort of granular keyword targeting you’d get on Google, they do match ads to relevant searches (and searchers) using AI-powered tools.
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CMO Strategies: How marketers’ social platform budgets stack up — from Instagram to TikTok
- As marketers continue to face roadblocks in their efforts to keep their brands at the top of consumers’ minds, Digiday+ Research has analyzed strategies and challenges across leading marketing channels like programmatic display, Instagram and Amazon Ads to identify key trends and best practices in our CMO Strategies series.
Marketing channels have had a turbulent time in recent years, from shifts in privacy regulations to an increase in marketing costs and the impact of macro-economics on marketing spend. To map out marketers’ current digital playbook, Digiday+ Research sent out three surveys that asked a total of 635 respondents about past and upcoming investments, marketing channel tactics and preferences and business challenges. Digiday+ Research also conducted a focus group and individual interviews with marketing executives across industries.
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