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Instagram wants to take fans of select college football teams behind the scenes with its Correspondents Program. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said in an email to SocialTimes that one student ambassador at each participating school will take over that school’s Instagram account and use Instagram Stories to share their experiences.
The 2016 Soul Train Awards on BET topped the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for TV series and specials for the week of Nov. 14. Meanwhile, the National Football League in general and the Dallas Cowboys in particular remained atop the sports category. The Soul Train Awards were responsible for 1.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the social media landscape is flush with flatterers. Consider how Facebook borrowed the hashtag from Twitter. In turn, Twitter lifted the algorithmic feed from Facebook. More recently, Instagram adopted Stories from Snapchat, although Instagram appears to have improved upon the feature.