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‘Girls’ Premieres on YouTube, Say Goodbye to Sponsored Stories, And More: Social Media RoundUp

Editor’s Note: The Social Media RoundUp is a weekly feature of Information Space.

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The HBO television show “Girls” is giving social TV a new meaning this week. As season 3 of the series is gearing up, the premiere of “Girls” will appear on YouTube in its entirety just a mere 12 hours after its initial broadcast. This effort is in line with other social media tactics the show has recently made, such as a new Snapchat account.

Facebook announced some new changes for the year that will be taking place within the next few months. One of the biggest changes is that Facebook plans to remove the Sponsored Stories section of the website around April 9th. Facebook previously faced a lawsuit involving these stories, and the company feels that these ads present limited life expectancy for advertisers.

screen shot 2014-01-11 at 2.29.21 pmThe Microsoft News Twitter account was recently hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The account posted many negative tweets about Microsoft services, but the company was able to return the accounts to normal and released a confirmation that all customer information remained safe throughout this process.

Now that 2014 is in full swing, check out and article that explains What Comes Next? Social Media Trends for 2014.

What did we miss? Share your favorite stories of the past week in the comments!

Lindsey Silverman

Lindsey is currently a student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She loves all things social media, so connect with her on Twitter: @Lindzsilver

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