Mid Week Media Round Up

Instagram hits half a billion users

Top photo-sharing app Instagram has reached a half a billion users. Kevin Systrom, one of the founders, told Forbes magazine: “This scale is not a badge on our uniform, but a signal of our ambition. If we can have a billion or a billion and a half on Instagram, we get closer to capturing every experience in the world".

http://bit.ly/28OEVW9   Twitter Announces Longer Videos, Longer Vines, New Analytics and Video 'Watch Mode' In keeping with their 140 character limit, social media giant Twitter has increased their video length to, you guessed it, 140 seconds - Hallelujah! http://bit.ly/28O9lHk   THINKTECH launches in Ireland  THINKTECH, a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland has officially launched. The unique THINKTECH challenge will identify innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in Ireland. http://bit.ly/28N0BCi   Twitter uses emojis to target ads  Are you an avid user of emojis? You may be surprised to know that the emojis you include in your tweets effects the type of advertising targeted at you. From Addidas potentially targeting users with the soccer ball emoji to Dominos sending ads your way if you use the pizza slice image - think before you tweet! http://on.mash.to/28MpGso