Friday Social: Big Week for Facebook, Instagram’s New Look & LinkedIn News

Friday Social: Big Week for Facebook, Instagram’s New Look & LinkedIn News

The #FridaySocial provided by Umpf is a weekly round-up of the key social media news stories from the previous week.

Kids Could Sue Parents For Sharing Baby Pics on Facebook

The Guardian has reported that French authorities have advised parents they could be fined up to £35,000 plus receive a year in prison if they share images of their children via social media without their consent.

The advice relates to France’s strict privacy laws, and many experts are warning that the photos uploaded may be creating a digital footprint that will follow the child for years to come.

Professor Sonia Livingston of the London School of Economics told The Guardian: “If [parents] can be open with their children about what they wish to share, with whom and why, this need not result in a draconian crack-down on all sharing.”

 

Facebook Tests ‘Discover’ For Groups

Facebook is reportedly testing a dedicated ‘Discover’ feature to let users find groups relating to their interests.

If the feature is rolled out, users will be able to find both public and private groups by category, as well as by local friends’ groups.

Mashable journalist Samantha Murphy Kelly noted that the feature was easy and intuitive to use.

 

New-Look Instagram & InstaAnalytics

You won’t have missed Instagram’s updated logo and UI, which has drawn some controversy via Twitter: