This Week in Social: Facebook’s F8 Conference, Twitter’s Events Calendar, Five Things You Should Be Automating, and more

We round up the week’s biggest social media stories, in bite-size form to save you even more time.

Facebook’s F8 Conference Happened

It’s been a big week for social media, with Facebook’s F8 conference dominating headlines. The key takeaways from this year’s event?

This video pretty much tells you everything you need to know, in 12 minutes. πŸ‘‡

Our CEO Claude and CTO Matt, were repping SmarterQueue at F8. Here they are πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹



Content planning for May? Twitter has you covered. πŸ“†

Twitter’s unveiled its monthly offering of key dates for content planning, with May serving up plenty of opportunity to tie in your marketing with events around the world.

You’d better be quick if you want to hop on the ‘May the fourth be with you’ bandwagon, though… ⏰



Instagram published a creator guide

A (very) short and sweet set of tips to get the most out of video-sharing on IGTV, Stories, Live and Feed.



We discussed five social media tasks you really should be automatingπŸ€–

Are you still manually doing any of these tasks? Stop right there and save time with these five essential social media tasks to automate.

SmarterQueue dropped new engagement featuresπŸ’

That’s right! SmarterQueue’s latest feature means that you can now engage directly with Tweets and Facebook posts from within the platform.

To try it out, just head to ‘Find Content‘; pull up a Twitter or Facebook feed, and you’ll notice the new icons at the bottom of each card that allow you to Like or Retweet as any of your linked profiles. Replies and comments are coming soon, too! πŸ”₯

New to SmarterQueue? Discover how it can boost engagement and save you hours of time each week on social media management.

Research proved that you shouldn’t really trust fitness vloggers

A study by University of Glasgow found that just one out of nine leading UK bloggers giving weight loss advice actually provided accurate and trustworthy information.

β€œWe found that the majority of the blogs could not be considered credible sources of weight management information, as they often presented opinion as fact and failed to meet UK nutritional criteria.

β€œThis is potentially harmful, as these blogs reach such a wide audience.”

Lead author Christina Sabbagh

Uh-oh! Perhaps fitness and health advice is best left to the, er, professionals.

ICYMI

Suzie Ryan

Suzie is a Content Marketer for SmarterQueue based in London, UK. She loves helping brands and businesses find their voice through content and storytelling; and is particularly fond of the creative possibilities of social media as a platform. When she’s not writing, she’ll be found somewhere in North London, seeking out the bars that serve G&Ts in goblets. 🍸