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1. Google Is Shifting To A Mobile-First Index: What Marketers Need To Know To Prepare
Mobile search inquiries have surpassed desktop search queries on Google, and Google is switching to mobile-first indexing. This may have a big impact on how effective your mobile content’s SEO is.
2. Pantone’s Color Of The Year Embraces The Zen Of Nature And New Beginnings
Pantone has long been at the forefront for setting color trends in digital design, and 2017 will be no different.
3. Another Snapchat Feature Is Coming To Facebook
Don’t expect to see Facebook’s Snapchat-like additions to end any time soon. Next on the horizon are what Facebook dubs “location frames,” which are essentially the same as Snapchat’s geofilters.
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5. We Might Be Getting Foldable Phones In The Next Few Years — Including The iPhone
If you thought flip phones were a thing of the past, think again, but these ones will be smartphones instead.
6. 5 New Social Platform Updates You Need to Know About
Facebook page links have been popping up in Instagram profiles, along with additional updates to Facebook and other social platforms.
7. Twitter Briefly Changed How @ Replies Work And Users Went Crazy
In an unintended update to iOS users early Friday morning, Twitter users were able to reply to tweets without using the @ symbol to tag people. This change also enabled people to tag an unlimited number of users, resulting into much unwanted spam. The change has since been reverted and Twitter tweeted out a response thanking users for their feedback.
8. Now You Can Tweet Emojis At Google For Recipes & Restaurant Recommendations
Google has added a new automatic feature for anyone who tweets an emoji at them–a customized recommendation for recipes and restaurants. This makes for interesting implications on how Google selects its recommendations–will websites need to integrate emojis (or at least emoji language) as part of their SEO strategy?
9. Samsung Is About to Brick Every Galaxy Note 7 in America
The Samsung phone model has been recalled, and soon a software update will prevent the phone from charging and functioning properly.
10. The Ingenious Reason Snapchat Makes Its App So Hard to Use
Snapchat says they intentionally made their app unintuitive to encourage person-to-person interaction so users can help each other learn how to use the ephemeral social platform, creating memorable offline experiences.
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