Hey everyone. Just a quick catch-up this week. It’s been a bit of a mad time recently: I’ve lost a client and gained another one and I’ve joined Freelancer to get some additional work in. I’ve also applied for a couple of part-time freelance posts which means I can keep my small social media business open whilst earning money elsewhere. It’s quite an exciting time right now and incredibly busy, but it’s just the way I like it.
So, there’s been lots happening in social media lately. Here’s a quick round-up of the latest news that caught my eye:
- Instagram have launched a new stickers caption sticker for stories – this should be fun and I can’t think why they didn’t do it before. Story: Instagram Officially Launches New Captions Sticker for Stories | Social Media Today
- I’d recommend anyone thinking of joining a get-rich-quick scheme such as selling make-up or health products online, to watch this great investigation by Ellie Flynn on the BBC.
- And the worrying trend of loan sharks targeting victims via social media: Loan sharks target new victims via WhatsApp and Facebook | Scams | The Guardian
- The Independent is running a feature on why we hate-follow people on social media: The psychology behind why we hate-follow people on social media | The Independent
Right, that’s it for this week. I’ve got a tonne of things to do before I finish up today. Til next time.