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The discussion circling around social media regulation might seem unprecedented because of how ubiquitous social media is in our everyday lives. A change in the way social media platforms are regulated could lead to sweeping updates that alter how we use and experience them. Still, if history tells us anything, regulation is coming soon. Other media, like film and television, went through their own periods of volatility before the government stepped in and constricted what could be expressed and in what way. Social media is following a similar trajectory and it’s only a matter of time before the changes being made at Facebook and Twitter aren’t just voluntary, but enforced.

Social Media Today: Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts to Reduce Focus on Vanity Metrics

Instagram doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to mental health, which is likely the main reason it’s experimenting with hiding like counts.

The Verge: Facebook Stories somehow hits 500 million daily users

In September 2018, Facebook announced it had 300 million daily users on Facebook Stories. That should be all the inspiration you need to start considering your strategy on Facebook Stories.

Social Media Today: Facebook Releases New Guide on Creating More Effective Stories [Infographic]

Speaking of Stories, Facebook just released a helpful infographic that offers up tips and tricks to get the most out of the platform.

CNET: Facebook F8: Messenger, VR, privacy and everything else we expect

The main focus of Facebook’s annual presentation will likely be its issues with privacy, but there are plenty of other, more exciting details that Zuckerberg & Co. will reveal on April 30.

Forbes: History Tells Us Social Media Regulation Is Inevitable

Social media companies have been pretty lackadaisical when it comes to what they allow on their platforms and user privacy, so some sort of government regulation is on the horizon. It’s only a matter of time.

Project Highlight:

City of Denver Excise and Licenses | Public Education Campaign for Short Term Rentals

The City and County of Denver passed a new ordinance requiring short-term rental properties (Airbnb, HomeAway, etc.) to be properly licensed, ensuring tenant’s safety and that the proper lodging taxes are being paid. The City needed a method of quickly reaching residents who are renting their properties for fewer than 30 days at a time and educating them about the licensing process.

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