Blog / 4 Apr 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook is testing a second news feed; Twitter adds location sharing for businesses offering customer support; Tributes flow for Roland founder Ikutaro Kakeha



Plus Google released a guide to teens — who suspiciously love Google.


It was always bound to happen given how cluttered Facebook’s News Feed has become. Some users are reporting a second tab in their app (assigned with a rocket icon) that only show recommended videos and articles based on what you already like and watch in your main News Feed (although Mashable is suggesting the additional tab focuses on local content too). Goodbye baby photos and engagement announcements, hello news and informative content!

See more of what this HUGE development looks like here.


Another day, another change to Twitter – except this time, it might actually be useful. Aimed at business owners, Twitter’s latest feature offers accounts an easier way to request and share locations with their customers — for example, to enable a store-locator function, or to customise responses based on where the customer lives.

See how food chain TGI Fridays is utilising the new technology here.


Australian food blogger and Instagram sensation Taline Gabrielian spoke to body+soul recently, and explained how she went from online content, to an app, and to a book deal. “You have to stay strong on your vision and why you started,” she said. “When you’re online and looking at [other content] you need to stand strong with your message. Don’t change your content – and be clear about what you want.”

Read the full interview here.


The founder of pioneering tech company Roland, Ikutaro Kakehashi, has passed away at the age 87. Electronic music today would be nothing without the Japanese engineer’s designs and productions, which include the infamous TR-808 drum machine.

Read the tributes to here, and discover eight ways the 808 drum machine changed pop music here.


Google’s Marketing and Digital Research arm has released a study on Generation Z titled It’s Lit: A Definitive Guide to What Teens Think Is Cool, and yes, it’s as awkward as it sounds. The survey of those born after 1993 concluded that Gen Z is the most informed, evolved, and empathetic generation of its kind, while 42.3 per cent have an iPhone and 41.3 per cent own an Android.

See The Verge’s full summary of the study here.



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