#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.
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.
- Facebook Is Testing a Second News Feed for People Who Want News but No Baby Photos [via Slate]
- How to Use Facebook Stories for Marketing [via Social Media Examiner]
- Twitter adds location sharing for businesses offering customer support over Direct Messages [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter’s head of Asia Pacific is leaving the company after 4.5 years [via TechCrunch]
- What it takes to get 489k Instagram followers and a book deal [via News Limited]
- Flume, Troye Sivan, DD Dumbo Win Big At The 2017 APRA Music Awards [via TheMusic.com.au]
- Rage Is Celebrating 30 Years With An Epic 10-Day Event [via TheMusic.com.au]
- Warner discreetly launches new vinyl-only label Run Out Groove [via The Music Network]
- DJs and record labels pay tribute to Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi [via Mixmag]
- MTV is casting its My Super Sweet 16 revival on the lip-syncing app Musical.ly [via The Verge]
- Google says its YouTube ad problem is ‘very very very small’ but it’s getting better at fixing it anyway [via Recode]
- YouTube to Offer Third-Party Brand Safety Tools Following Revolt by Marketers [via AdAge]
- Jeep’s First Snapchat Lens Makes Your Hair Fly Around Like You’re Driving With the Top Down [via Adweek]
- News Corp looks to capitalise on digital brand safety concerns in new campaign [via Mumbrella]
- Google released a guide to teens — who suspiciously love Google [via The Verge]
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