Facebook Instant Articles.
Recently, Facebook rolled out updates to Instant Articles for publishers, which includes a new recirculation and navigation surface, smarter CTA and ad placements, as well as support for Facebook Stories. Instant Articles opened up to publishers in 2016 and allowed content to load quickly and be monetized within Facebook. The company said Instant Articles have 3x faster load times and 30% more time spent than mobile web articles.
Twitter launches a research hub.
In an effort to provide more access to information and support around its APIs, Twitter has launched a new hub for academic researchers. This page, which is called “Twitter data for academic researchers,” is apart of Twitter’s response based on feedback from the research community. This hub includes links to apply for a developer account to access Twitter’s different APIs with additional tools for researchers that cover data integration, analysis and hosting.