Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Celebrates 10 Years | Microsoft to Use Foursquare Data

Facebook focuses on 10 stories on its 10-year birthday. Microsoft signs agreement with Foursquare to obtain data. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogo10 Years of Facebook Bring 10 Compelling Stories (AllFacebook)
With Facebook celebrating birthday No. 10 Tuesday, the social network took the occasion to remind its users that it’s not all about cat pictures, check-ins and complaining about the weather. Ten Stories — some happy, some not so much — illustrate how Facebook has brought people together during its 10-year existence, and each of the 10 stories, contributed by users of the social network, is compelling in its own way. IBT To celebrate, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based vast social network released a tool that puts a user’s entire Facebook history into a 62-second video. Called “A Look Back,” the personalized videos are built from highlights of each user’s history on Facebook. Gizmodo In honor of Facebook’s 10th birthday, travel with us back to simpler times as we take a look back at the site’s biggest design changes in each year of its existence. Prepare yourself — nostalgia is about to hit hard. Los Angeles Happy birthday, Facebook. You’re turning 10 today, but I still remember when you were just a baby. When I could only be a part of the site with my .edu email address — and I couldn’t even connect with my friends back home because their colleges didn’t have access yet. SFGate On one hand, Facebook has successfully personalized the Internet for one-seventh of the world’s population while becoming a $7 billion-a-year pillar of Wall Street. Yet, its heavy reliance on potentially cyclical advertising revenues and the constant threat from newer, attention-grabbing competitors like Snapchat pose serious obstacles for the Menlo Park company.

Microsoft is Just the Sugar Mama Foursquare Was Looking for (VentureBeat)
Microsoft is investing $15 million into Foursquare and signed a licensing agreement to use its extensive location data. This data will help Microsoft improve Bing’s local and search products.

Social Media Week 2014: The Future of Now (SocialTimes)
The New York event will undergo some pretty big changes as it consolidates from six venues to one: “Rather than focus on growth, we’ve decided to consolidate … and focus on quality of the experience,” said Daniels. SMW in New York has doubled in size year-over-year, and this move will save harried attendees from running around Manhattan, trying to get to the panels and workshops they want to see.

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Twitter Begins Showing Retweet, Reply and Favorite Counts for Tweets on iPhone and Android (The Next Web)
Twitter is rolling out a new feature to its iPhone and Android apps that shows the number of retweets, replies and favorites that tweets in your timeline have gotten. There’s no indication yet on whether this will arrive on the Web version, but Twitter has at times used its mobile apps as a testbed before rolling out to the desktop.

The 20 Most Popular Brands on Twitter [Stats] (AllTwitter)
@YouTube remains the top, most-followed brand on Twitter, with its close to 40 million followers placing it well ahead of all other brands, including the official @Twitter profile. Indeed, @Twitter isn’t even second on its own network – that space has long been reserved for @Instagram, although both are some distance behind @YouTube.

Tumblr Art Project Gives Everyday People Monster Twins (Mashable)
As Jordan Young’s Tumblr, Matching Monsters, reads: “[Monsters are] hiding all over the world, often in places you’d least expect. Sometimes you just need a little help seeing them.” The art director turned digital artist has set out to help the world embrace the curious creatures around us through unique drawings he creates from real-life photographs.

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Jay Leno ‘Tonight’ Farewell Building on Social (LostRemote)
Jay Leno ends his 22-year run as “Tonight Show” host Thursday, and the show’s social media accounts have been reveling in the buildup to the finale. And incoming “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon teased his appearance (which included some hazing by Leno).

Long-Time Google Ads Exec Susan Wojcicki is YouTube’s New Boss (re/code)
Susan Wojcicki, SVP of advertising for Google, will lead its YouTube unit, sources said. Wojcicki was employee No. 16 at Google and she famously housed the company in the early days out of her Menlo Park, Calif. garage.

Why Being a YouTube Creator Isn’t a Good Business Model (SocialTimes)
All you have to do is click the “monetize” button next to your video and wait for the cash to roll in. Unfortunately with increasing competition, many creators have found that monetizing isn’t as easy as it was just a couple of years ago.

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