Social Media Roundup - Muting, Celebs, and Baby Boomers

TGIF, y'all. If it's Friday, it means the Social Media Roundup is upon us. It's been a busy week at HQ with our new product release but these stories stood out. Let's take a moment to share what kept us social.

Twitter Announces Muting

social media roundup - muteObnoxious Tweeters beware: the network announced this week that muting would now be an option for Android, iPhone, and Web users. The mute option allows users to hide posts from other Tweeters without unfollowing them, much like the Facebook capability of hiding users from your primary Newsfeed. Our advice? Retaining an audience is just as important as keeping them engaged.    


YouTube, Facebook Account for a Third of Mobile Traffic

It's no surprise we're on the go and much of our media is consumed via second screen or mobile. With Facebook and YouTube generating much of that traffic, we expect brands to do more on the social networks to keep content in the pipeline and engagement rolling steady.  


How Older Generations Embrace Social Media

Older generations find themselves faced with social media more regularly and brands like AARP are finding new ways to communicate online with an elderly audience. This report shows that from e-commerce to Tweeting, baby boomers are turning to social media more and more to help guide their spending behaviors and media consumption.


Spark for in-the-moment marketing

This week, we launched Spark, the product that will transform the ability for brands to act on social  – empowering our customers to strike in-the-moment marketing gold, at the speed of conversation, again and again. Want to learn more about how to engage Spark for your brand? Request a demo or drop us a line.  


E! Launches Instagram Photo Wall

Thanks to some help from the historical Mass Relevance team, E! network was able to launch their interactive Instagram wall. With clips from your favorite celebrities, E! now offers fans a chance to engage, interact, and swoon (we see you, Beliebers!) in real time.

 social media roundup - E!  


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Caitlin Greenwood

Caitlin Greenwood is the Community Manager at Spredfast. With a background and passion for journalism and creative writing, Caitlin fosters engagement and builds meaningful relationships across the Spredfast social communities. Follow her on @mcgreenw for all things pop culture, social media, and snapshots of her corgi Marfa.