Top 10 August 2023 Social Media Updates

by | Sep 1, 2023 | Blog, Digital Strategy, Social Media

Fall might be sneaking up on you, but these social media updates aren’t — we’ve got them in a handy dandy list for your easy review. Check out Smirk’s latest installment of our monthly update series!

Showcase Your Brand

Did you know that your website can have a big impact on your business? Google warns that 61% of users are unlikely to return to a website if they have trouble accessing it (especially on mobile), and 40% will visit a competitor’s site instead.

An unoptimized website can not only damage your reputation, but also result in the loss of potential customers. To keep your audience engaged, it’s important to ensure that your website is fully-functional — at a glance, this means a site that’s mobile-friendly, ADA compliant, relevant to your brand, up-to-date and easy to navigate.

Now let’s take a peek at this week’s top social media updates for the month of August:


  • Threads has rolled out a new web app so users can view the platform on desktop after logging in
  • Voice notes are currently under development


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Make Your Website Stand Out

While you may think that you could just ask your college-aged nephew to throw together a website for you on Wix (please don’t do this), there’s a lot more that should go into it.

A website isn’t just uploading some pretty pictures and a little bit of copy on a page and calling it a day. It requires a strategic design that guides a user’s eyes down the page, mobile accessibility and SEO optimization.

The Smirk team strives to take your website to the next level while keeping all of these key elements in mind. Chat with a Smirk team member today to see where your website currently stands.