Social media giants should learn from their mistakes after a shameful start to 2019

If Facebook virtually owned the hashtag #ReputationFail in 2018 – something highlighted last week when longstanding communications leader Caryn Marooney announced her resignation – then sister firm Instagram made a similarly inauspicious start to 2019.

The biggest story affecting Instagram’s reputation has been the tragic suicide of 14-year-old Molly Russell, which her father has recently blamed on the social networking site because she had been viewing multiple images of self-harm thereon.

Irish people spend an average of two hours on social media every day

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Irish people spend an average of two hours on social media every day, a study has revealed.
We spend the most time on Facebook (at 37%) followed by WhatsApp (17%), and YouTube (10%).
The majority of people in Meath, Westmeath, and Wexford spend a shocking seven hours a day on social media, according to a survey carried out by Sky Broadband.
Most people use social media for networking but more and more people are using it to check the news (19%) and watching box sets (10%).

The anti-Facebook hysteria has gotten out of control

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There’s no getting around it: 2018 is a year Facebook would rather soon forget. Over the past few months, the social networking giant routinely made the news for all the wrong reasons. While the Cambridge Analytica scandal was perhaps the biggest challenge the company endured, there were seemingly an endless number of other controversies Mark Zuckerberg and co. had to contend with over the past year.

Why Is Facebook Launching Pop-Up Shops at Macy’s?

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The social network still wants to evolve into a shopping platform

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) recently opened pop-up stores at nine Macy's (NYSE:M) locations across the U.S. as part of the retailer's The Market @ Macy's initiative. The Market @ Macy's, which launched earlier this year, is an in-store pop-up marketplace that features rotating collections of newer and established brands.

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