What’s New in Social

US TikTok ban moves one step closer

The US House of Foreign Affairs Committee voted yesterday to give President Joe Biden the power to ban TikTok.

You can now restore your snap streak within Snapchat

Snapchat will now allow users to bring back their snap streak, but for a price! Your first restore is free and then after that it’s$0.99

New YouTube CEO outlines his vision for the app

Neal Mohan outlined his vision regarding creator monetization, expression tools, as well as YouTube TV developments, generative AI, podcasts, and more.

Meta releases new AR and VR plans with their updated roadmap

One of the updates includes the next stage of its smart glasses will be released in 2025.

TikTok adds new usage limits for teen users

Over the next few weeks, every teen TikTok user will now have a 60-minute daily screen time limit.

LinkedIn adds new tools for job seekers

The new tools will help get job seekers on the radar of more recruiters and also help them stay on top of the latest job listings.

TikTok adds new audio options for brands

TikTok has launched Sounds for Business in partnership with Elias Audio Branding to bring more music selection to brand promotions.

Canada bans TikTok from federal government devices

The federal government is banning TikTok from government devices because the app brings an “unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security”.

Facebook is the most important network for SMBs

According to a recent survey conducted by Skynova, Facebook is the most used network of small to medium sized businesses followed by Instagram.

Twitter cuts more staff

This past weekend, Twitter cut another 50 members of its staff including various engineers.

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Social Holidays for the Months of March & April

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

April 1 – April Fools / Walk to Work Day / Hindi New Year

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day / Palm Sunday

April 5 – First day of Passover

April 6 – National Tartan Day / Maundy Thursday

April 7 – National Beer Day (US) / Good Friday / Walk to Work Day

April 8 – Holy Saturday

April 9 – Vimy Ridge Day / Easter Sunday

April 10 – National Sibling Day (US) / Easter Monday

April 13 – Last day of Passover

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