Mashable: Facebook wants you to hype events in Stories

Mashable: Facebook wants you to hype events in Stories. “Facebook’s latest tactic to push users from News Feed into Stories? Get them to hype events. The social network is testing a new feature that lets users share Facebook events directly in their Stories. The feature is being tested in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil, but could eventually roll out more broadly. “

The Atlantic: Instagram Is the New Evite

The Atlantic: Instagram Is the New Evite. “When Mandy gets invited to a party, it’s not via Facebook invite, or email, or even text message. She’s 13, so, naturally, it’s through Instagram. Here’s how it works: When teenagers are planning a big party, they’ll sometimes create a new Instagram account, often with a handle that includes the date of the party, like @Nov17partyy or @SarahsBdayOctober27. The account will be set to private, and its bio will list the date of the party and sometimes the handles of the organizers. Sometimes it will include stipulations—for example, if it follows you, or approves your follow request, you’re invited.”

VentureBeat: LinkedIn begins testing events tool in New York and San Francisco

VentureBeat: LinkedIn begins testing events tool in New York and San Francisco. “LinkedIn is getting into the event business. The professional networking site announced today that it’s starting to test a new events tool with a select group of users in San Francisco and New York City. LinkedIn plans to roll out the feature globally in the next few months.”

TechCrunch: Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event

TechCrunch: Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event. “A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va.”

Engadget: Google search now provides more details on local events

Engadget: Google search now provides more details on local events . “Google is quickly turning its event info from a nice-to-have extra into a major feature. If you’re searching from your phone, you’ll now find key details for events without having to jump to websites or apps. If it’s a concert, for example, you’ll find out where and when it’s taking place, directions and other details. You can either jump to a ticket service if you’re sold on the idea or save an event for later. And if you’re not sure what to look for, you’ll get some help there as well.”