Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck’s Timeline Attacked | Twitter Auto-Play Video Ads?

Trolls attack Facebook's CEO timeline. Twitter debating auto-play video ads. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogoTrolls Attack Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Timeline (AllFacebook)
The timeline of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being bombarded by comments from trolls, the majority originating from Brazil and containing stickers and memes, TechCrunch reported. The motivation behind the attacks is unclear, but TechCrunch pointed to a group on Facebook, Floodando tio Mark (which is translated as Flood that Mark), as a potential source. TechCrunch We’ve heard some reports, via tipsters, that the attack started as some kind of protest against the low reach of Facebook Pages, but that remains unclear. The messages and comments currently visible don’t speak to any specific agenda or complaint against Facebook or its founder, but rather seem to be random, and sometimes bizarre, posts typical to spam attacks instigated by trolls. SFist The two main posts being trolled are Zuckerberg’s post about his marriage to Priscilla Chan with over 187,714 comments so far and his post about becoming a vegetarian you know, except for meat he kills himself. That one’s got 110,371 comments. No idea why anyone would troll a normal post like that.

Twitter Debates Whether to Hit Autoplay on Videos to Compete With Facebook (Adweek)
Twitter is weighing a difficult decision, one that not only could disrupt the traditional order of things at the social network but also may well be the key to keeping up with Facebook and YouTube: to hit or not to hit autoplay on video. Twitter is divided over whether to allow videos to simply start playing when users scroll over them.

Email Like it Will One Day Be Read Aloud (SocialTimes)
It’s not even the content of the emails that’s bad, although I wish we didn’t know that Kevin Hart wanted $3 million to tweet or that Aaron Sorkin has a love life. It’s more the style, as Channing Tatum might attest.

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Netflix Updates its Android App with Social Sharing Features, Android Wear integration (VentureBeat)
Streaming video service Netflix is showing some love for subscribers using the company’s Android app with a new social-focused updated released on Monday. The Netflix Android app update adds a set of social recommendation features, which essentially make it easier for you to share a particular movie or TV show with a friend via Facebook. The sharing is also done privately and alerts people the next time they open Netflix.

The Eyes Have It: Facebook Touts Success of New Right-Hand-Side Ads (AllFacebook)
Facebook’s redesigned right-hand-side ads, which it began rolling out in June, are drawing more eyeballs for longer periods of time, according to an eye-tracking test conducted for the social network by global market-research agency Millward Brown. Facebook said in a Facebook for Business post that the new format for its right-hand-side ads are more effective compared with the previous design, according to Millward Brown.

All-New Foursquare App Officially Arrives on the iPad (The Next Web)
Monday, Foursquare launched its revamped iPad app after officially separating Foursquare and Swarm earlier this year. The app also comes with a Top Picks section to recommend up-and-coming events, newly popular joints and local favorites.

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Email Marketing Six Times More Effective Than Social Media, Says Study (AllTwitter)
Direct email marketing remains the most effective strategy for driving online shopping, reveals a new study. Shopping and price comparison website Give as you Live surveyed more than 4,000 United Kingdom shoppers in November and found that almost two thirds (64 percent) would stop what they were doing to click an email link from a retailer.