São Paulo Is the Next Destination for Instagram Stories Geostickers

Instagram users in São Paulo can now add geostickers to their Instagram Stories, joining their counterparts in New York and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Influencer Marketing Is Becoming an Essential Business Strategy (Survey)

Influencers help raise brand awareness, enable marketers to reach new audiences and bolster brand loyalty, according to a new survey from Bloglovin.

Gamers, Rejoice: All Users Can Now Livestream on Facebook via Desktops, Laptops

Facebook Live was extended to verified pages in December 2015, and users started getting access to the feature via desktops and laptops as early as last September. Starting Wednesday, it is available globally.

Facebook Just Released Its Schedule of F8 Meetups (45 of Them)

Developers who can’t make it to Facebook’s F8 annual developers conference April 18 and 19 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., may be able to take advantage of the next best thing if they can get to one of 45 other cities.

How Much Time Will the Average Person Spend on Social Media During Their Life? (Infographic)

The average person will spend more than five years of their lives on social media, according to a study by influencer marketing agency Mediakix.

Pokemon Go Gets Wet With a Limited-Time Water Festival

Niantic is celebrating Water-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go with a limited-time Water Festival, which will give players a better chance of encountering certain Water-type Pokemon while playing the game.

LinkedIn Finally Hops Aboard the Trending Train With Trending Storylines

LinkedIn joined Facebook and Twitter on the trending bandwagon, introducing its Trending Storylines on mobile and desktop Wednesday.

Instagram Now Has More Than 1 Million Monthly Advertisers and 8 Million Business Profiles

Advertising on Instagram has exploded, with the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network reporting that it now tallies more than 1 million monthly advertisers, five times more than the 200,000 it had at the same time in 2016.

The Evolving Business of Social in 2017 and Beyond

Opinion: The conventional idea of a social network has long since evolved into an animal of an entirely different kind—digital media platform, content distributor, publisher, programmatic partner and now even content creator—all identities passed around to describe what was once just “social” a long time ago.

Twitter Just Suspended More Than 600,000 Accounts for ‘Promotion of Terrorism’

It may be a drop in the bucket, but every drop is significant: Twitter revealed in its Twitter Transparency Report for the second half of 2016 that it suspended 636,248 accounts from Aug. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016, for “violations related to promotion of terrorism.”