The Latest in Social Media

The Latest in Social Media

By Gary Vaynerchuk

 Facebook Stories rolls out public sharing
Facebook users that allow public followers now have the capability to post their Stories publicly for anyone to watch. This feature is currently only available for personal profiles, not yet Pages.

Facebook releases Live Audio
Facebook recently released the capability to “go live” using Live Audio amongst other features like Live Video. When on the “Live” tab, tap on the video camera icon to live stream

Social Media in the News

In the News


  Instagram Stories’ audience grows and introduces Live video replays

Instagram Stories’ daily active users has increased to 250 million as a result of many new features to encourage people to shoot videos. Most recently, Instagram created a feature that allows users to have the option to share Live videos on their Instagram Story for 24 hours before it disappears. Read more: TechCrunch, The Verge

 Snapchat’s original shows and ads gain $100M from

The Top Three Social Media Sources for Extension Professionals

I have been studying, testing, implementing, and evaluating social media use in Extension programming since 2009. Back then, social media was still considered “that new fad” by most of my colleagues. Now (for most Extension professionals) it has firmly planted itself in our programming psyche as an essential outreach, education, and marketing tool.

Trying to stay as much on top of current information as I can, I have followed many social media sources over the years and know that some …