New Social Media Features

New Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube Features

Episode 340 – March 6, 2021


  • TikTok On Amazon Prime
  • Anything Album Covers
  • Ain’t Gonna Pay For No Tweet
  • Shoppable Tweets
  • LinkedIn Freelancer Marketplace
  • LinkedIn Stories For Pages
  • LinkedIn Swipe-Ups
  • LinkedIn Newsletter Recommendations
  • YouTube Shorts
  • Taco Bell To Go Restaurants
  • Microsoft Email Server Hack

During episode 340, BL and David discuss how Amazon Prime and Netflix are grokking TikTok; the TikTok trend of creating fake album covers out of random camera roll photos; potential new Twitter features could include super followers, an undo button, and shoppable tweets; LinkedIn’s new freelancer marketplace, Stories for Pages, and Swipe-ups; LinkedIn recommending newsletter subscriptions; YouTube Shorts; Taco Bell To Go concept restaurants; Microsoft’s hacked email servers; …and much, much more.

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Best Practices

TikTok’s Busting Out

Amazon Prime Video France launched “Cités” exclusively on TikTok in late February.

Anything Album Covers

The artistic nature of this challenge has attracted a lot of professional content creators making album covers out of random camera roll photos.

Twitter Super Followers & Edit Buttons

Twitter may introduce a pair of big upcoming features: the ability for users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests.

— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 5, 2021

New Shoppable Tweets

Twitter confirmed it’s testing a new way to display tweets that link out to e-commerce product pages – like products on a Shopify store, for example.

— 🟣 Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) March 2, 2021

LinkedIn’s Freelancer Market

LinkedIn is developing a new service called Marketplaces to let its 740 million users find and book freelancers, pitting it against publicly traded firms such as Upwork and Fiverr.

LinkedIn Stories For Pages & Swipe-Ups

Internal access to Stories is a way for companies to maintain engagement with their employees during the pandemic, which will likely last for another year for many organizations, LinkedIn says.

Screenshot: LinkedIn Newsletter Recommendations

YouTube Shorts

YouTube is kicking off new features for creators that it says will change the way the world experiences video.

Tacos Through Pneumatic Tubes

The Brooklyn Park City Council approved the plans this week. The Taco Bell To Go restaurant will feature multiple pickup lanes.

Worst Practices

Microsoft Servers Hacked

At least 30,000 organizations across the United States – including a significant number of small businesses, towns, cities and local governments – have over the past few days been hacked by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber espionage unit that’s focused on stealing email from victim organizations.


Dangerous Adventures With Dad

A father created a now viral Instagram account to prank his girlfriend while she was at work and frequently texting to ask how their baby was.

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Shiny New Stuff

B.L.’s Finds

David’s Finds



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