Netsville presents our top 5 Best of the Week picks for Internet Marketing stories and developments from across the web.

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Facebook Rolls Out Lifestage, A New Video Social Networking App Designed For Teens

“Facebook just launched a new standalone app called Lifestage, a video-centric social media app designed for users who are 21 years-old and under.

“Lifestage is specifically made for high-schoolers. Although anyone can download the app and set up a profile, a user over 21 will only be able to see their own profile and no one else’s. The main purpose of the new app is to help young people connect with their classmates. This principle is much the same with how Facebook was restricted to college students when it first launched in 2004…”

Read more at International Business Times.


6 Possibilities for the Future of Social Media Marketing

“What does the future hold for the world of social media? Contributor Jayson DeMers shares his predictions. Most of us have grown so accustomed to social media being a part of our lives that it seems strange to think about it as a “new” phenomenon — but it is. In less than 10 years, a handful of niche sites catering to small populations have turned into dozens of apps and platforms that connect the majority of the world’s population.

“It’s natural to think of these establishments as continuing to exist in their current forms — yeah, Facebook might redesign its layout, or we might see the occasional new platform arise from time to time, but for the most part, the average user envisions the current landscape of social media staying more or less the same. I, on the other hand, feel like social media is just now stepping into its teen or adolescent years and is about to find itself for the first time…”

Read more at Marketing Land.


How Facebook Censors Your Posts

“High-profile videos involving the police and the black community have gripped the country in recent months. They’ve also put a spotlight on the confusing mess that is Facebook’s censorship policies. We’ve put together the FAQ Facebook doesn’t have to help you understand how, when and why you’re being censored.

“After Korryn Gaines entered her Baltimore apartment earlier this month, she pulled out a shotgun and then her phone. She opened the Instagram and Facebook apps so she could post details of her standoff with the police. Facebook cut her off…”

Read more at CNET.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Wants to Know Who You Are on Twitter—But It’s a Flawed Plan

“U.S. border control agents want to gather Facebook and Twitter identities from visitors from around the world. But this flawed plan would violate travelers’ privacy, and would have a wide-ranging impact on freedom of expression—all while doing little or nothing to protect Americans from terrorism.

“Customs and Border Protection, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, has proposed collecting social media handles from visitors to the United States from visa waiver countries. EFF submitted comments both individually and as part of a larger coalition opposing the proposal…”

Read more at Electronic Frontier Foundation.


Google Starts Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat to Nexus Devices

“Google today started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to existing Nexus devices via an over-the-air software update. This is a gradual rollout: The Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will all be updated, but “it may take several weeks” before everyone gets the latest and greatest, a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. Just like the Nexus 4 did not get Android Marshmallow, don’t expect the Nexus 5 to get Nougat. If you enrolled a device in the Android Beta Program, you will also receive the final version…”

Read more at VentureBeat.

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