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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, Jul 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Meta has added two new functionalities that could be helpful for churches and ministries. First, is related to Live Streams. When you go live on Facebook, you can now add someone as a community manager with the capability of moderating comments, banning people, and a few other capabilities. Now, this has always been there, in an unofficial way, but now Facebook brings this new role as a community manager with a badge. So the person will get a badge, they can use their own personal profile, their name, everything as it appears on Facebook profile, and they moderate the session. This could be really useful when you use volunteers for moderation. Now you can officially say this person is a moderator. So do check it out. The second news is about Facebook Groups. Facebook has streamlined the sidebar menu, making it easier for people to pin certain groups, find new groups, interact and engage. I’ll link to all the details, to both the stories in the show notes.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, July 2022 with source links from Apple, Snapchat, YouTube, Meta, Ethereum, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Meta adds Community Manager for Live Streams; redesigns Groups menu
🗞️ News 2: YouTube improves Shorts analytics & adds audience behavior metrics
🗞️ News 3: Snapchat launches its paid subscription service, Snapchat+
🗞️ News 4: Apple devices to get an advanced ‘Lockdown Mode’ for spyware protection
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] ENS, Ethereum Name Service registrations grow more than 200%
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.