Social Media Today: Vanishing Tweets, Oculus VR, Facebook And Instagram Grow
By Melony Roy
Twitter is trying to determine what’s behind the disappearance of tweets on the platform.
The social network has confirmed that it is “researching a bug that has caused some tweets to not be displayed.” Some users are seeing a notice that reads, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”
Some of the accounts reportedly affected include The Daily Mail, The Ellen Show, and Lady Gaga. DeGeneres’ famous record-setting selfie from Oscars has also vanished.
Facebook makes another big purchase
Facebook has purchased virtual reality company Oculus VR for about $2 billion in cash and stock.
Facebook says it plans to extend Oculus’ virtual reality capabilities beyond gaming into areas such as communications, media, entertainment, and education.
In a statement Facebook said “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play, and communicate.”
Facebook reveals its growth
Following up the Oculus announcement, Facebook also shared some numbers about its growth, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has 1 billion monthly active users on mobile. That’s up from 945 million as of the end of its most recent quarter.
The Facebook owned photo and video sharing platform, Instagram now has over 200 million monthly active users and more than 20 billion photos have been shared on the service. That’s up from the 150 million user mark announced last September.
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