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Instagram Provides Tips on Maintaining Connection via Instagram Live During COVID-19 Lockdowns [Infographic]

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The current COVID-19 lockdowns are hard on everyone, but the reality is that we’ll probably be dealing with social limitations, at least in some capacity, for some time yet.

The prolonged isolation will require us to adapt our social practices, and find new ways to stay connected – and for brands and marketers looking to keep their businesses running amid the ongoing crisis, that also means considering new ways to engage our audiences, and provide assistance where possible for the many people in need.

One option to consider is live-streaming – while no social video option can replace IRL connection, the immediate, interactive capacity of live video is likely the closest we have to holding a face-to-face discussion. And Instagram Live can be a great option on this front.

You may not feel comfortable going live, it may not be something that interests you. But it could definitely be worth some extra thought. To help, the team from Instagram has this week published a new listing of tips to help you go live and connect with your audience.  

The immediate, humanitarian impact of COVID-19 is obviously the most important consideration right now, and something to keep in mind anytime you reach out to your audience. But the closer we can get to a level of normalcy, the more we lessen the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

Worth considering in your process (and thanks to Matt Navarra for sharing this listing).

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Social media: Past failures provided the steps for today’s giants to climb

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Social media threatening press freedom: Nobel laureate

Social media operators face a conundrum dealing with content labeled satire, which may also be harmful misinformation. — © AFP

When you consider successful social media there is a tendency to veer towards platforms like TikTok that have seen astronomical success in their short availability, or perhaps YouTube and the ability it has given creators to generate a steady income from uploading content.

However, not all social media is successful. Some platforms were successful for a period; others straightforward ‘failures’, although each arguably paved the way to establish what the collective entity of social media.

Recently the firm Higher Visibility analyzed social media sites over the past thirty years in a bid to discover those that ‘failed’ by losing popularity or ceased to exist altogether. Following this, Higher Visibility monitored where these sites sat when compared to modern social media platforms that continue to be widely used. By social media, this refers to platforms that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

After assessing the social media sites over the past thirty years, High Visibility gathered information from Statista and site information pages to discover the year they were created, the year they closed down or lost popularity (if applicable), and their highest monthly active users.

Whether any social media platform truly failed is contentious, since  many of these platforms offered learning opportunities and paved the way for the platforms in common use today. 

Taking some examples, Vine, a platform launched in 2013 saw rapid growth due to 6-second looping videos that could be experimented with to achieve creative results. Yet what was once the attraction point of the platform quickly became its downfall, with former executives citing the introduction of Instagram’s 15-second video clips in 2013 as one of the big issues. Vine came in as the 15th most successful social media on the Higher Visibility list, despite its ‘failing’.

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One of the apps born from this new preoccupation with video content was Musical.ly. The platform allowed users to create videos lip-syncing to popular music, and there was a great emphasis on the promotional aspect of these through the app. Musical.ly was ultimately wildly successful despite ‘failing’ due to closing down, as it went on to be acquired by ByteDance and eventually merged into TikTok.

Friendster is often touted as an ‘early version’ of Facebook, boasting 51,010,000 monthly active users at its highpoint, paving the way for the platform that would come. The platform took off in 2003, reaching up to 4,470,000 members, and received a 30 million dollar offer from Google to buy the site. The founder, Jonathan Abrams decided instead to pursue venture capital investment. Users fell out of favour with the platform as it was not able to manage the pace of new subscribers.

MySpace followed Friendster as the brainchild of Tom Anderson, Chris DeWolfe and their friends. They modelled the site on Friendster, removing redundant features and centring the site around personal communities. MySpace was purchased in 2005 for 580 million dollars, however, later suffered due to the rising popularity of Facebook.

Of all the ‘successful’ social media platforms of the past 30 years within the full study, Facebook continues to have the highest monthly active users.

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