Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Photo Filters | Alleged Facebook Threat Against Darren Wilson

Twitter unveils Instagram-like photo filters on its apps. Feds arrest man for allegedly threatening to kill Darren Wilson on Facebook. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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Twitter.Logo_-150x150Twitter’s Photo Filters Just Got More Like Instagram’s (Mashable)
Twitter just tweaked its photo-editing features in an update that makes it feel a lot more like Instagram. The company updated its iOS and Android app Tuesday with new adjustable photo filters to give users more control over how filtered images look. TechCrunch Each filter can be double-tapped to reveal an intensity slider so you can lay that sepia effect on heavy or light to get the perfect hipster sheen. Twitter first launched photo filters back in 2012 after Instagram made them a fad. Digit Users get options like Radiant, Warm, Positive, Golden and Stark. Twitter has been competing with Facebook for user base for a while now.

Feds Arrest Man For Facebook Posts Threatening To Kill Darren Wilson (The Huffington Post )
Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested a man from Washington state for allegedly threatening to kill Darren Wilson, the former police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, a 48-year-old from Kirkland, Wash., is charged with three counts of making interstate threats because of threats he allegedly posted on Facebook against Wilson and his family. Authorities said he was taken into custody on Tuesday morning without incident.

How Weight Watchers Is Using People-Powered Marketing and Winning (SocialTimes)
Last month at the WOMMA Summit, Crowdtap and Weight Watchers shared their experience working together to put “people-powered marketing” to use. Both organizations are seeing results.

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Spotify Reveals Ed Sheeran Was the Most Streamed Artist of 2014 (VentureBeat)
Music-streaming giant Spotify has revealed who and what all the big-hitters were this year, and there weren’t many huge surprises on the list. Ed Sheeran has emerged as the single most streamed artist in 2014, replacing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who claimed top-spot in 2013.

Facebook Beefs Up its App Install Ads for the Holiday Shopping Season (AllFacebook)
The holiday shopping season often means new devices in the hands of users. Facebook took steps to help developers get their applications onto those new devices with improvements to its mobile app ads in the areas of buying, creative, and targeting options.

Infographics Platform Buys Infographics Blog Visualoop to Promote Awareness of … Infographics (The Next Web)
While many startups pay close attention to their own blogs in the name of “content marketing,” you don’t often hear about many actually acquiring a blog. That’s what’s happened in the case of, however.

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New Snapstream Social TV Tools Make it Easier for Networks to Engage Audiences (LostRemote)
SnapStream Tuesday announced new social TV features that will allow networks to better interact with their social following around particular TV events, and more, allow them to cut clips from shows and turn them into short videos or animated GIFs. “We believe that Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr are an essential part of how people watch TV today. And we believe it’s early days for this phenomena — the importance of social media to TV will only grow. With our new social TV features, we aim to make SnapStream an essential tool for any television producer, marketer or advertiser,” said Rakesh Agrawal, SnapStream CEO and founder.

Korean Broadcasters Pull Content from YouTube (CNET)
YouTube, which has seen its market share in Korea grow by nearly 40 times in the last six years, is now facing a fallout with a coalition of domestic broadcasting companies after failing to secure a deal for more competitive advertising revenue rates, local outlet CNB News reports. The coalition, which consists of MBC, SBS, CJ E&M, JTBC, Channel A, MBN, and TV Chosun, makes up nearly 60 percent of domestic television viewership in the country.

‘The Walking Dead’ Midseason Finale Dominates Twitter (AllTwitter)
The mid-season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” racked up 14.8 million total viewers, breaking the record set by last year’s mid-season finale by a whopping 23 percent. The show clocked up some impressive numbers on Twitter, too.

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