Instagram scheduled posting, #DeleteHQ and more … Do Not Read Until Monday
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Instagram basically just became BFFs with every brand social manager with scheduled posting
Most of us have been there: The multiple alarms set, colleagues texting… the joys of posting on Instagram outside of office hours. However – the cold sweat leaving on a Friday that you may forget to post is now in the past, as Instagram has launched scheduled posting with a number of third-party partners.
The feature will only be available to business accounts, assumedly to preserve (what remains of) Instagram’s real-time nature. And, though in some cases it only works with single assets, it should make far more foolproof than before.
Thieling the spotlight: #DeleteHQ wasn’t the only Thiel-adjacent news this week
Investor extraordinaire / assailant of journalistic freedom / possible lizard person Peter Thiel rarely soaks up the spotlight, but when he does – man, is it bad. Most recently, he spurred the social web’s boycott-du-jour* #DeleteHQ as PT’s Founders Fund may invest in the quiz app.
However, that’s not the only reason he’d have for Thieling down. Looks like Gawker will be permanently archived. And, though he’s no longer CEO or one of its top investors, PayPal took a double hit this week: First, Zelle – the banks-supported Venmo challenger – posted some positive growth figures. Then, the hammer dropped as eBay announced it’d be phasing in a new primary transaction handler.
But really, the main takeaway here should be that people will defend (or defund) the things they love, even in the face of tremendously moneyed seasteaders.
*at publication time anyway
Odds + The End
- Amazon killed it in Q4, where it saw 60 percent growth in its ad business…
- It also teamed with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create a health company because ‘*shrugs* what the hell?’
- Next big ads platform? Podcasts.
- I, for one, welcome our new swan overlords.
- Elon Musk’s Boring Company put a flamethrower on sale.
- …Aaaaaand, it’s gone.
- Apparently you can ‘hack’ those weird Nintendo cardboard Labo things and I don’t know what that means but I love it.
- Is Uber pivoting to bikes?
- Hopefully they FujiFilm a copy of the agreement, just in case.
- WhatsApp is now the second-largest Facebook property, and the first 3rd-party messaging service on Apple’s CarPlay.
- Good news for people who like Bitmoji: There’s now nearly 2 septillion variations of them.
- No, I don’t know how many zeroes that has either.
- Elsewhere in weird Snapchat news, it’s also now selling official swag.
- You can now access every tweet ever.
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- February 2, 2018