Author Archives: Liz Farrar

About Liz Farrar

Liz is a public relations major at Southern Methodist University.

The NFL’s Social Media Policy Relaxes

Seven weeks ago, the NFL changed their social media policy to prohibit teams from posting videos and GIF of game footage. On December 2, Yahoo Finance shared a memo from the league about updated to the NFL’s social media policy.

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Snapchat Spectacles Vending Machines are Popping Up Everywhere

Snapchat is releasing their first product through Spectacles vending machines. The machines are popping up in cities across the U.S. with little warning. Snapchat fans are waiting for hours in line hoping to snag a pair of Spectacles.Snapchat spectacles

 

The first Spectacles vending machine appeared in Venice Beach, California, on November 10. Since then, the machines have also popped up for one day only in Big Sur, California, Catoosa, Oklahoma, and Santa Monica, California.

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Look out LinkedIn, Facebook is Testing New Jobs Feature

If you’re looking for a job, clean up your Facebook page because that may be the first thing that potential employers see.

Facebook has confirmed that they are testing a new jobs feature on company Facebook pages. Companies now have a “jobs” option on the page when they post a status update where they can post open positions. The job opportunities will appear on a “Jobs” tab on the top of a company’s Facebook page.

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The Social Media Virtual Reality Room

Social media users are constantly flipping through tabs of all their open applications. MyWebRoom compiles a user’s selected social media feeds onto one social media virtual reality room. The page looks like an actual living room, and different elements in the room link to websites in efforts to ease user experience.

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Screenshots from Russia Reveal an Instagram Live Feature

When the app first launched, Instagram was known for its simple layout. With the addition of Snapchat-like stories and a suggested feed, the Instagram we once knew is a thing of the past.

This week, the Russian news site T Journal shared screenshots of an Instagram live feature. Instagram has failed to comment, but it’s not unlikely that Instagram would want to join the ranks of Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope with a live video function.

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This Phone Will Self-Destruct in 3…2…1: Samsung’s Public Relations Nightmare

Samsung’s public relations team are banging their heads against a wall right now. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has an exciting new feature: spontaneous combustion.Exploded Samsung Galaxy Note 7

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on August 19. Just five days later, the first phone exploded, thus launching Samsung’s public relations nightmare.

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Facebook at Work to Launch October 10

Depending on your workplace, being on Facebook at work is generallyFacebook at Work logo frowned upon, but Facebook is advocating the use of social media in the workplace with the new app, Facebook at Work. The app will launch October 10. Continue reading

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Should Twitter Accept a Buyout from Google or Salesforce?

Should Twitter accept a buyout? News outlets speculated that Twitter will soon receive bids for a buyout from Google and Salesforce following recent slow growth users and sales. After news got out about a possible sale, stock climbed 22 percent. Continue reading

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Thursday Night NFL Twitter Live Stream

live NFL Twitter SimulcastThe second weekend of September marked the beginning of the professional football season. This season, the National Football League and Twitter have partnered to offer a NFL Twitter live stream during Thursday night games.

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A Flash in the Pan: The Decline of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go’s daily user count is rapidly dropping. Why the decline of Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go was the hottest craze summer 2016. It immediately became a mobile phone phenomenon after release in early July 2016. Millennials stared at their phones looking for Pokemon littered parks and shopping centers. After a strong start, the amount of daily users is falling. Continue reading

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