Social Media Newsfeed: New Instagram Filters | Twitter, Foursquare Partnering on Geolocation

Instagram adds five new filters. Twitter and Foursquare partner on geolocation. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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instagram-logo-150x150Instagram Finally Adds New Photo Filters (SocialTimes)
Instagram has released five new photo filters, reports AllFacebook. The new filters are dubbed Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua and Aden. Mashable It also made the filter tray itself smarter as the filter choices now display mini previews of what that filter would look like if applied to your photo. Users also now have the ability to reorder the app’s filters or hide the ones they don’t use. TechCrunch The most recent filters before this, which seems odd considering they’ve been there longer than most of Instagram’s users have actually been on the app, were Willow and Mayfair. Instagram recently announced that it had hit 300 million users, which beats out Twitter’s most recent numbers. The Huffington Post In this update, Instagram made commenting happen in real time, so you won’t need to refresh to see new comments. The app also now lets you upload slow-motion videos. VentureBeat For Instagram, adding new filters and other tools for shooting and uploading video is key as services like Twitter bolster their own photo-sharing and editing offerings. And although Instagram has yet to build out a fully-fleshed business model, it is expected to do so in 2015.

Twitter And Foursquare are Partnering to Improve Location in Tweets (Business Insider)
Twitter and Foursquare are planning to partner in 2015 to power location in tweets, a source familiar with the deal tells Business Insider. The geo-based features could roll out as soon as the first quarter.

Facebook Now Automatically Makes Your Photos Better (The Next Web)
Robots are better at basically everything, right? Facebook seems to think so and has a new feature released Tuesday that automatically enhances the photos you upload to the social network. Most people need help with their photos, so Facebook’s new tool automatically improves a photo’s brightness and attempts to make it look clearer without any input from you.

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Jimmy Fallon Using Twitter for Holiday Giveaways (LostRemote)
To really get in the holiday spirit, Jimmy Fallon’s doing a “stocking stuffer sweepstakes.” Fallon’s Twitter presence is enviable, and he’s tapping into the platform to give away free stuff.

Jeb Bush Not So Hot on Social Media (POLITICO)
Jeb Bush may be top dog in the latest 2016 polls, but he’s woefully behind the rest of the GOP field when it comes to friends, likes and retweets. The former Florida governor took to social media Tuesday to announce that he will “actively explore the possibility of running” for president in 2016, tweeting a link to a statement on his Facebook page.

Pinterest Now Lets Users Edit Multiple Pins at Once (SocialTimes)
Thanks to popular demand, Pinterest is rolling out a new feature to let users edit multiple pins at once. When looking at a board, pinners will see a new option to “Move Pins,” which lets them select and edit groups of pins.

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Snapchat Secretly Purchased a Company That Makes Smart Glasses (The Verge)
Snapchat secretly acquired a company that makes Google Glass-esque spectacles for $15 million earlier this year, according to emails discovered in the latest dump of hacked Sony Entertainment documents. Business Insider reports that messages from the inbox of Michael Lynton, Sony Entertainment CEO and Snapchat board member, detail a deal for Vergence Labs worth $11 million in cash and $4 million in stock.

91 Percent of B2B Marketers Use Social Media During Events (AllTwitter)
So you’re launching a business to business (B2B) event – what’s the best way to promote it? Cold calling, radio, TV, traditional ads and paid search are all used by every B2B marketer in the run-up to their show. But after that social media takes over.

NBC Pushes Live-Streaming to PCs (CNET)
NBC is launching on Tuesday a livestream of its programming on the web. The new service on will flow the network’s shows live on computers.

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