I’m going to go back to doing a regular series here on recent social media, content marketing and other news that’s caught my eye. This first edition is a bit heavy because I started saving stories last week when I was focusing on other, non-blog stuff, and future posts won’t be quite this robust.


Snapchat’s Teen Fans Wince as App Catches On With Their Folks (Wall Street Journal, 7/4/16)

Twitter is Testing 2 New Customer Service Features That Brands Will Love (The Next Web, 7/5/16)

Generation Listen aims to bring millennials into the NPR family (Current, 7/6/16)

Snapchat Saves Your Snaps Because Hey, Memories Can Be Nice (Wired, 7/6/16)

Get Ready For More Podcasts on YouTube… A Lot More, Thanks to Libsyn (MediaShift, 7/6/16)

Facebook is *really* boosting live video (Poynter, 7/6/16)

Twitter Live is a New Thing From Twitter That Could Actually Be Useful (Quartz, 7/6/16)

A sound experiment: How video clips from our podcasts (huh? yes, really) help us find new listeners (The Economist, 7/6/16)

How Do Internet Users Feel About Buy Buttons? (eMarketer, 7/7/16)

Audible’s answer to the podcasting world is officially out of beta, and it’s looking as ambitious as ever (Nieman Lab, 7/7/16)

The Modern News Consumer (Pew Research Center, 7/7/16)

Facebook Makes Subjective Decisions on Keeping Violent Live Streams Up (Buzzfeed, 7/8/16)

Why Advertisers Are Forking Over Big Bucks for Custom Snapchat Lenses (Adweek, 7/10/16)