1. 2015 Ranked The Most Social #Blackfriday Yet: While many shoppers aren’t yet completely finished with their Black Friday shopping lists, and others are waiting anxiously to tackle Cyber Monday, the season has already been rated the most social Black Friday to date. In fact, this year’s campaigns have already broken several seasonal social media records.
2. Instagram unveils multi-account access for Android beta users: Instagram is taking a page from Twitter’s book by allowing its app users to stay logged in to multiple accounts at the same time. The feature is rolling out to Android users who are part of Instagram’s Play Store beta testing program.
3. Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in clean energy tech: Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, and Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, among others — on Monday announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
4. Fusion has a 12-person distributed news team for platforms: The digital news site and cable network for millennials on Monday announced a new team to create stories and videos meant to be read and watched exclusively on social platforms. The social newsroom of 12 people includes eight who are focused on Snapchat alone. Others work on Instagram and Vine. Fusion hired Laura Feinstein, a former editor in chief of Vice’s Intel-backed Creator’s Project, to lead the group.
5. Frustrated publishers to Twitter: Give us our share counts back: Twitter is getting rid of the share counts in its sharing buttons, affecting publishers including The Huffington Post and Entertainment Weekly in addition to Slate that used to show that count on its article pages.