The Latest News from the World of Search Engine and Social Media

June 14, 2015

This past fortnight, we have seen some interesting and potentially game-changing announcements from the biggest players in the Search Engine and Social Media tech community. Read below to tune in:

Twitter is expanding its character limit for Direct Messages to a whopping 10,000 characters. This is being done to enable users to report their issues to brands in detail without being bogged down by the character limit. https://twittercommunity.com/t/removing-the-140-character-limit-from-direct-messages/41348

Facebook's News Feed algorithm will now factor the type of content being actively viewed by a user to facilitate automatic personalization of content. http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2015/06/13/facebook-news-feed-algorithm-now-considers-time-spent-looking-at-a-post/

Google is launching ‘Youtube Gaming’, a dedicated branded app and website for gamers. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-youtube-built-for-gamers.html

Apple has introduced Deep Linking in iOS 9 for improved app discovery. This means that users will be able to discover and access information within your app "even when it’s not installed' on their device. http://searchengineland.com/apple-ios-9-deep-linking-promises-improved-app-discoverability-even-for-apps-not-installed-222845

Tumblr's new GIF Search Engine enables users to search for indexed images to accurately express their message. The image will be automatically inserted with a link and attribution to the original author. http://searchengineland.com/tumblrs-new-gif-search-engine-takes-the-pain-out-of-having-to-use-actual-words-222526

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