Facebook Jobs

Watch out Linkedin there is some new competition. Last week Facebook rolled out their new feature for advertising job openings on their network. As a business, you’ll be able to post your job listings and applicants will be able to apply directly from the site.

Page administrators will be able to communicate directly with applicants through Facebook messenger. They can also use the boost option to reach more people. Jobs will appear in users’ news feeds and will also be listed on individual businesses’ pages.

I did a quick search on Facebook.com/jobs and set my location to Chapel Hill, NC – take a look here. As you can see businesses are already using this tool. Will you be using Facebook jobs for your business? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Facebook Journalism Project

Facebook also recently launched a new product for the news industry, the Facebook Journalism Project. As their media release notes, this new program was created “to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry.”

What does this mean for local news? Facebook is listening and wants to explore ways to support local news and promote independent media. Though the initiative is in its early stages, Facebook is looking for input from newsrooms and journalists to find out the best way to construct what local news on Facebook could look like.

Through the Facebook Journalism Project, Facebook has launched the ability for page admins to designate specific journalists as contributors, giving them the ability to go live on behalf of the page. This was designed to make such reporting more flexible for newsrooms. Eventually, Facebook would like to bring to profiles all the flexibility that the LIVE API provides to pages, so journalists can use their professional equipment to go live.

For updates on the Facebook Journalism Project click here.

Snapchat Spectacles

What’s the new gadget everyone wants?  Snapchat Spectacles!  After all the anticipation you can now buy Spectacles online.  What are Spectacles? They are glasses that “Snap”. You can buy a pair for $129.99, click here to purchase!

WhatsApp Update

With the success of Snapchat, there is no wonder that everyone is looking to mimic the fun and engaging app. WhatsApp has just launched their new updated ‘status’ feature which closely resembles the SnapChat’s stories feature. The new status feature has been enhanced for Android, iPhone, and Windows to use photos, videos, and GIF images to create messages that are visible to your contacts for 24 hours.  Facebook purchased WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion. This new update looks very similar to  Instagram stories that Facebook launched in August of 2016.

LinkedIn Update

Last month LinkedIn, the social network for the professional world launched their largest desktop redesign ever. The redesign gives the user a seamless experience across mobile and desktop. What’s new? Streamlined navigation, smarter messaging, a richer feed, more intuitive search, more insight into who is viewing your content, better suggestions to improve your profile. Take a look at the new design here and find out more about LinkedIn’s new features.