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The Top Social Media News This Week


Updated on September 18, 2023
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Published September 18, 2023
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What's the Latest Social Media News? — September 2023 Roundup

Discover the hottest social media news, product launches, and commentary this month.

September 18, 2023

  • TikTok's Billboard Top 50 Chart: The app has teamed up with Billboard to create its very own top 50 music chart — based on a combination of song uses, video views, and engagement by US users.

  • Wikipedia on...TikTok?: Spotted by a few users, TikTok has been quietly inserting Wikipedia snippets into its search results. And while the feature only appears for some keywords so far, let this be a sign to sharpen your TikTok SEO strategy.

  • New Trend Alert: Brb, we're vacationing with our favorite influencers. This Bustle article digs into "creator-hosted trips", and how they're sparking new experiences (and friendships) of a lifetime.

  • Coming To An Instagram Feed Near You: You'll soon be able to share exclusive feed posts with your Close Friends list on Instagram. It's not yet available globally, so keep an eye out!

  • Pinterest’s New Collaging Feature: Say hello to interactive and shoppable mood boards. Pinterest’s once viral collaging app “Shuffles” has been transformed into a new in-app shopping experience

September 11, 2023

  • TikTok Shop: TikTok has officially launched TikTok Shop. Now creators and brands can sell directly through content on the app, making in-stream commerce a breeze.

  • Is Clubhouse Back?: Announced in a company blog post dubbed “the new clubhouse,” it's pivoting to “be more like a messaging app” by introducing “chats” — a voice-only group chat with your faves.

  • Threads Expands Search: According to a post on Threads by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Threads' latest search feature will soon launch in Argentina, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

  • "Girl" Internet: Between having a “hot girl summer,” going on “hot girl walks,” and the infamous, “girl dinner,” the term “girl”, has officially taken over the internet. This New York Times article explores the world of “girl” online — because it’s really a mindset more than anything else.

  • Pinterest's New Search: Pinterest is rolling out new body type technology to add to their roster of diverse search tools! The AI-based system will be able to identify shape, size, and form, allowing users to find more diverse images and examples.

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