What’s New in Social
Instagram rolls out a new way for Creators to make money
After testing this feature since November, Instagram has announced that eligible Reels creators in the US will be able to accept virtual gifts from their fans via a button on their video. Users can purchase virtual gifts and with each virtual gift a creator receives, they get $0.01.
You can now boost other people’s videos on TikTok
TikTok is adding new features to its ad portal, Promote, including the ability to boost other people’s videos.
TikTok is testing a way to reset your FYP
If you are tired of your usual FYP, don’t worry! TikTok is currently working on a way to reset your FYP and start fresh.
Facebook releases new comment moderation tools
Creators will be able to search comments by keywords, emojis, names and dates along with new bulk actions.
Twitter Blue introduces 4,000-character tweets
Twitter Blue users now have to ability to create tweets up to 4,000 characters in length. This also applies to quote tweets and replies.
Google announces ChatGBT rival, Bard
Google is currently working on a ChatGBT competitor called Bard. The tool is described as an “experimental conversational AI service”.
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Social Holidays for the Months of February & March
February 13 – World Radio Day
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
February 15 – National Flag of Canada Day
February 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day / Isra and Mi’raj
February 18 – National Drink Wine Day
February 20 – President’s Day / Family Day (Canada)
February 21 – Mardi Gras / Shrove Tuesday
February 22 – National Margarita Day / Ash Wednesday
March 1 – First Day of Women’s History Month / St. David’s Day
March 2 – Read Across America Day
March 3 – Employee Appreciation Day / National Day of Unplugging
March 6 – National Dentist Day / Purim
March 8 – International Women’s Day / Holi
March 13 – Commonwealth Day
March 14 – Pi Day / Organize Your Home Office Day
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day / World Sleep Day
March 19 – Mother’s Day (UK)
March 20 – International Day of Happiness / First Day of Spring / March Equinox
March 22 – World Water Day / Hindu New Year / Ramadan Starts
March 23 – National Puppy Day
March 25 – Earth Hour Day
March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility
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