Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of March 20: March Madness, Indeed

March Madness took over Facebook and Twitter during the week of March 20, as Sunday night’s Elite Eight victory by the University of North Carolina over the University of Kentucky blew away the field in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for the week.

The Doors to Facebook’s Town Hall Feature Are Now Open Nationwide

The Town Hall feature Facebook began rolling out earlier this month is now available to all U.S. users, via mobile and desktop.

Facebook Is Testing Ads in the Related Articles Section of Instant Articles

Facebook’s mission to monetize its Instant Articles zeroed in on a new landing spot—the related articles section at the bottom.

Live Location Lets Facebook Messenger Users Share Their Whereabouts in Real-Time

Facebook Messenger users can now share their current locations with friends and family of their choice for up to one hour following the application’s launch of its Live Location feature.

6 Creative Ways to Use Instagram Multiple Photos and Videos

Opinion: Do you want to use Instagram at its maximum capacity? Have you considered the new feature launched by Instagram—adding multiple photos or videos?

Will Facebook Users Soon Be Able to Comment with GIFs?

Facebook confirmed that it will begin testing a GIF button in comments next week, enabling users who are part of the test group to post GIF files from third-party sites such as Giphy and Tenor as comments.

Marketers Face Hurdles in Data-Driven Marketing Strategies (Report)

Marketers blame inadequate tools, inadequate funds and resistance to data-driven solutions for their failure to implement effective omnichannel solutions for customers.

While UCLA’s Lonzo Ball Stars in March Madness, His Dad Trends on Twitter

Point guard Lonzo Ball leads the University of California Los Angeles into its NCAA Men’s Division I National Championship Sweet 16 battle versus the University of Kentucky Friday night, but trending on Twitter has been a family affair in the Ball household of late.

Cherry Blossoms and Stickers for Instagram Stories Are Blooming in Japan, Korea

The Instagram Stories stickers express is making stops in Japan and South Korea.

Twitter Android, Web Users Can Now Specify Time Periods for Muted Content

Twitter users who connect to the social network via its Android application or the web (desktop or mobile) can now specify a time period for words, phrases, user names, emojis and hashtags they have muted.