Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Hoax | Twitter for iOS Update

Watch out for Facebook hoax claiming it owns your personal data. Twitter updates iOS app adding favorites animation. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogoDon’t Believe This Facebook Hoax! (CNNMoney)
A viral post claims that Facebook recently updated its terms of service to take ownership of all of your personal data — even if you delete your account. You can’t protect yourself from a site’s terms of service by claiming to be exempt — you agree to the terms by signing up for an account. But, more importantly, Facebook doesn’t claim to own your data. USA Today “We have noticed some statements that suggest otherwise and we wanted to take a moment to remind you of the facts — when you post things like photos to Facebook, we do not own them,” Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in a statement, according to ABC News. “Under our terms (, you grant Facebook permission to use, distribute, and share the things you post, subject to the terms and applicable privacy settings.” PIX 11 If you haven’t seen one, they usually read something like this one: “As of (Date/Time). I do NOT give Facebook, or any entities associated with Facebook, permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement I give notice to Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-11 308-103 and Rome statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish this statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and paste to make this your status. I will leave a comment so it will be easier to copy and paste!!!”

Twitter for iOS Adds a ‘New Features’ Notification and a Cool New Favorite Animation (The Next Web)
A small update to the Twitter iOS app Monday bought us a fun new tiny thing that I love: a new animation on Twitter favorites. There’s not much to say except that the new animation will make you want to favorite everything in your feed; it’s much more addictive than previously.

Users Are Very Receptive to Snapchat Ads, According to Study (SocialTimes)
Millward Brown Digital teamed up with Snapchat to analyze the app’s first attempts at monetization, and the results look pretty good. While the study was commissioned by Snapchat itself, the branding consultancy found users had a generally favorable reaction to both “Brand Stories” and sponsored versions of “Our Stories.”

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Netflix to Recommend TVs (CNET)
Netflix lovers soon will get recommendations on which TV they should buy to get the best Netflix experience. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, the streaming video service announced its new “Netflix Recommended TV program,” which is an evaluation program that will help consumers identify televisions built for “a superior Internet TV experience.”

Facebook Acquires Voice-Interface Creator (AllFacebook)
Facebook started off the new year with an acquisition that speaks your language, announcing its pickup of voice-interface creator Terms were not disclosed.

There Is a ‘Picture-Book For Grownups’ All About Ello (BetaBeat)
J.C. Little joined Ello back in September — the “Ello Monkey” at the center of the story is sort of her personal avatar on her journey — and though it took some adjusting, she soon found that Ello offered some advantages in presenting her work online. “Someone on Twitter asked me, ‘What’s so different and unique about Ello? And don’t say there are no ads!’” Little told BetaBeat. “I just laugh — no ads are the least of it. I mean, I hate being manipulated and blah, blah, blah, but the thing that I love about Ello is that I can throw a whole blog post right into my stream.”

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10 Easy Ways to Get More Retweets on #Twitter (AllTwitter)
So, you’ve been using Twitter for a while. You’ve mastered the basics, got to grips with hashtags and figured out who to follow. Now: how do you get more retweets?

Social Media New Year’s Resolutions [Infographic] (Business 2 Community)
Whatever your personal resolutions might be, there’s also a good chance that your social media accounts could use a new start in the New Year, too. That’s why we put together this list of 10 social media resolutions to keep your brand on track.

Dish Announces OTT Service, Featuring CNN and ESPN (LostRemote)
While CES is just getting underway, there’s already big news for cord cutters. Dish announced SlingTV, a streaming service available for $20 a month.

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