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Updated by Sherrilynne Starkie on Dec 17, 2017
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Top five: Facebook users can now hit 'snooze'

There is no 'holiday lull' in social media! Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Twitter have launched new features and/or platforms.

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Facebook users can now hit 'snooze'

Facebook users can now hit 'snooze'

Facebook now allows users to ‘hit the snooze button’. It means people can temporarily unfollow a person, Page or group for 30 days. This is a risk for brands posting too often or posting boring or salesy content.

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Twitter is sporting some cool new 'threads'

Twitter is sporting some cool new 'threads'

New Twitter threads are here. By tapping the plus button when composing a tweet, users can connect many tweets and publish the thread together. Long form content has come to Twitter and provides new opportunities for engagement to brands.

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Is Microsoft taking on TripAdvisor?

Is Microsoft taking on TripAdvisor?

A new travel app from Microsoft, Outings, helps explorers discover and search for interesting places near and far and is available for iOS and Android. Travel and local content providers are invited to connect with the Outings team about providing content for the app.

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More evidence that blogging delivers real content marketing results

More evidence that blogging delivers real content marketing results

A whopping 85 per cent of bloggers report positive results from content marketing. This infographic nicely summarizes blogging trends and best practices for 2018.

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Instagram is making the holidays a bit more fun

Instagram is making the holidays a bit more fun

Instagram is introducing four new creative tools. Users can now superzoom videos and use festive face filters and holiday stickers. iPhone users have new colour filters.