Social Eyes Podcast

Social Eyes Podcast #5 | 2.7.16

In this session of the JO Social Branding “Social Eyes” Podcast we will be discussing the latest news in social media that was announced this past week.  This week’s news surrounds connecting the world with social media.

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Podcast Notes:


Facebook Birthday | Friends Day

February 4th marks Facebook’s 12th birthday

Facebook Friends Day – Personal Video – Importance of Connections

“When people connect, powerful things happen and lives are changed. We see this on Facebook every day, whether it’s an exchange with an old friend that brings a smile to your face or a new connection that changes your life path, or even the world.

Facebook Community Continues to Grow Closer 
We know that people are more connected today than ever before. Over the past five years, the global Facebook community has more than doubled in size. Today we’re announcing that during that same time period, the degrees of separation between a typical pair of Facebook users has continued to decrease to 3.57 degrees, down from 3.74 degrees in 2011. This is a significant reflection of how closely connected the world has become.”


Mark Zuckerberg (Video on Facebook page)

Today we are celebrating Friends Day — a moment to reflect on the important friendships in our lives.February 4 is also Facebook’s birthday, but today isn’t about us. It’s about all the moments that make our community special and all the moments we share with the people we love — the good times and the bad, the serious moments and silly ones, the exceptional experiences and the everyday acts of friendship that make our relationships matter.Earlier this week we held an event at Facebook HQ with a small group of people who shared their friendship stories on Facebook. I met Raman and Priya, a couple in Los Angeles who met on Facebook. They ended up getting married and now have a ten week old daughter, Sohana, so of course we traded some parenting tips.I met Michael and Laszlo, childhood friends who now live in Germany and Hungary and use Messenger to collaborate on their band Once A Year.I met moms who became friends on Facebook and started One Refugee Child to help refugee children and families in Greece. And I met people who have used Facebook to tie the knots of friendship across their countries, across borders, cultures and generations, from Oklahoma to the Philippines to Saudi Arabia.Friendship adds meaning to our lives and is a force that moves the world. Today I’m celebrating the new friends I met this week and the old friends I am grateful for every day. Who are you celebrating? #friendsday

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Private Message Page Replies

“Beginning on Feb 3. 2016, we will be releasing an update to our Pages/Graph API which will allow Page to reply to a comment on a post with a private message. We previously announced this product on our Facebook for Business blog ( and we are excited to now offer this capability to all of our partners.

When a Page responds to a comment left on a post with a private message, a direct messaging session will be opened between the Page and the person who commented, and the message will include a link to the comment for reference. Also, the comment shows a note that the Page responded privately, so other Page visitors know that the request was handled.”


Reach and Frequency – 90 Day Campaign Length

“Starting today, you can book reach and frequency campaigns up to 90 days in length on Facebook and Instagram.  When running longer campaign lengths, we suggest that you also utilize the frequency cap interval feature.  Many advertisers use an interval of 1-2 weeks.”


News Feed FYI: Using Qualitative Feedback to Show Relevant Stories

News Feed is changing, Facebook has been researching News Feed Data and how users engage with stories served to them.

“We saw through our research that people reported having a better News Feed experience when the stories they see at the top are stories they are both likely to rate highly if asked and likely to engage with.

We are making an update to News Feed that combines these two signals. News Feed will begin to look at both the probability that you would want to see the story at the top of your feed and the probability that you will like, comment on, click or share a story. We will rank stories higher in feed which we think people might take action on, and which people might want to see near the top of their News Feed.”

For Pages:

“In general this update should not impact reach or referral traffic meaningfully for the majority of Pages; however, some Pages may see some increases in referral traffic, and some Pages may see some declines in referral traffic.”

Need to post content that people want to see and engage with.


Mark Zuckerberg

1 Billion on Whats App

Next, we’re going to work to connect more people around the world and make it easier to communicate with businesses.”

One billion people now use WhatsApp. Congrats to Jan, Brian and everyone who helped reach this milestone! WhatsApp’s…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, February 1, 2016

Mari Smith Tip

Share Personal Video to Facebook Page

** Note I mentioned on the podcast this was part of Mari’s Marketing Minute. It is actually a tip she shares with this post.

Guess what, folks?! So you know, Facebook Live is rolling out to everyone around the world on iOS over the coming…

Posted by Mari Smith on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Facebook Live hopefully coming to Facebook Pages soon.



Bringing Tweets to more people around the world

New Home Page

“We’re rolling out a home timeline to people across 23 countries* who visit the homepage on their mobile devices. Before today, you could see individual Tweets but it was hard to discover stories and conversations happening on Twitter without signing in.”

Revised Twitter home page for US and Japan

“Starting today, anyone can explore and discover different topics and stories as they occur, including some that are tailored just for you based on your location and activity on Twitter.’


Twitter experiments with trending tweets in the timeline


Examples of Twitter Trending Events:

Super Bowl –

Iowa Caucuses –

Australian Open –

Chinese New Year –




LinkedIn’s Q4 2015 Earnings

“Revenue increased 34% year-over-year in the fourth quarter to $862 million and increased 35% in 2015 to $2,991 million.

  • Talent Solutions: Revenue increased 41% year-over-year to $1,877 million in 2015.
  • Marketing Solutions: Revenue increased 28% to $581 million in 2015.
  • Premium Subscriptions: Revenue increased 22% year-over-year to $532 million in 2015.”




Instagram Extends Video Ads To 60 Seconds To Score TV Dollars

Users can only post 15 second videos.  Brands could post 30 seconds and now that has been extended to 60 seconds.

Trying to find the sweet spot that is appealing for advertisers to promote on their platform as well as long enough for users viewing without getting annoyed.

“One of the first of these ads is T-Mobile’s extension of its 30-second Super Bowl commercial starring musician Drake. T-Mobile is now running a special, 60-second version with extra scenes on Instagram now. Warner Brothers will run a 60-second Instagram ad for its new film How To Be Single.”


Instagram Rolls Out Multiple Account Switching for Some iOS Users – Latergramme Blog

“If you’re using Instagram on iOS, you might have access to one of the most-requested features for Instagram – and not even know it. Some iOS users have reported to Latergramme that they are now able to add multiple Instagram accounts to their Instagram app and quickly switch between them without logging out. This is what the feature looks like on iOS”

Go to “Settings” in your App.

Under “Clear Search History” – “Add Account Option”.



The Google On Hub Router brings Guest Wi-Fi to your location.

The OnHub Router is rolling out the welcome mat for guests. Introducing Guest Wi-Fi with Device Sharing. An automatic update that lets you set up a guest network in seconds, create and share easy to remember passwords and give guests access to your devices, like Chromecast, right from the Google On App. With fast, friendly Wi-Fi, your guests will feel the love and right at home. And in our next post, polite ways to tell guests it’s time to go.”

Starts at $200


Google Cultural Institute Turns 5

“Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.”




YouTube Ad Blitz

“Close to 40 Big Game ads, and over 130 teasers and ads combined, have been posted to YouTube so far, representing nearly all of the brands who will be airing spots during the Big Game. And for good reason: brands that release their ad on YouTube before the game receive an average of 2.2x more views than those that waited until game day to post an ad.

We use YouTube to jump-start the conversation around our commercials”

You can view the top trending Big Game ads and teasers on YouTube (by views) as of Feb. 3, 2016.


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