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LinkedIn Lowers Age to 13: Is This Making Children Grow Up Too Fast?

Aug 31

What’s Relevant This Week in Social Media.

The world of social media is always renewing itself in some way or another. With frequent updates and resurfacing content, it can be hard to keep up with on a daily basis.  It’s important to stay informed of the curent issues and trends so that your social media presence stays relevant. Using social media is one thing, but using it well is the key to online success.  Stay updated and stay informed with the latest social media news!

In Case You Missed It:

linkedin jobWhat were you doing in your spare time when you were 13? Practicing dance moves for when you would be the next pop sensation? Playing out in the street with your friends? At a summer camp?Well, according to LinkedIn, you were doing childhood all wrong!The world’s largest “professional” network will lower its minimum age requirement to 13 in most countries on 12th September, in a bid to encourage young people to plan out their career paths by comparing themselves to others on the site.The announcement coincides with the launch of University Pages, where potential students can learn about universities worldwide and connect with students or alumni to hear about their experiences and future career paths. For more on this story, click here!

Zuckerberg-Again1Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for the future of the Internet, and the old-fashioned dial tone has a role to play — at least metaphorically.In an interview with Wired published Monday, the Facebook CEO talked at length about his newest project, , a non-profit whose mission is to bring Internet access to everyone on the planet. Even with partners like Nokia, Samsung and Qualcomm as part of the team, however, the goal is a lofty one; but Zuckerberg has a vision for what he wants — at least to start. Click here  to read more!

facebook-shared-photo-albumsA picture’s worth a thousand words, and now Facebook is letting others add to your conversation. The world’s largest social network announced shared photo albums on Monday, a new feature that allows multiple users to upload images to the same album. The album creator can share access to as many as 50 “contributors,” who can each in turn share up to 200 photos. Album creators can choose a setting that allows contributors to invite others to the album, or retain total control over album invitations. More on this story here.

Rachael is a Content Editor at Katie Wagner Social Media. She holds a degree in Visual Communications and is a talented copywriter, photographer and videographer.

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