• Some freelancers are turning to social media to try to get paid for their work, often by making postings on vendors’ Facebook pages asking for overdue payments. This online shaming tactic is often successful but in some cases may lead to legal jeopardy for the freelancers.
  • Arkansas legislators are considering changing a 2013 law after Facebook informs them that the law may have inadvertently made it a crime for a boss and an employee to become Facebook friends.
  • As a result of a new partnership between Twitter and the Weather Company, marketers will now be able to purchase ads on Twitter based on the specific weather in a locale, so that, for example, a shampoo manufacturer could target Promoted Tweets to frizzy-haired users in high-humidity environments.
  • According to the Los Angeles Times, Facebook prematurely released, then withdrew, a new mobile app called Slingshot that is intended to compete with Snapchat and permit users to send each other photo and video messages.