#Newsfeed: Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app; How emoji use on Twitter reflects a shift in perception of Taylor Swift; Why ‘Link in Bio’ keeps Instagram nice
Plus how Jaden Digital played ball with Coors Australia.
Gone are the days of requiring a fancy camera or a computer science degree to figure out how to use 360 photos on Facebook, with the social media platform now allowing the capturing of footage within the app, as well as the additional ability to now use them as cover photos. The 360 photo capability is rolling out across both iOS and Android starting today, and includes the ability to zoom and tag friends.
Read more about this new feature here.
Read more about Twitter’s reaction to Taylor Swift here.
One writer at The Atlantic is suggesting that Instagram’s failure to evolve in terms of allowing links with posts is part of the appeal of the platform in today’s society. “By refusing to allow hyperlinks, it has maintained a distinct space on the internet,” Alexis C. Madrigal writes. “Twitter and Facebook expanded to become a messy, permeable front end for the whole of the web (even as they try to claw ever more video minutes/ads into their players)”.
Read his opinion piece in full here.
We live for digital here at Jaden Digital, but music is what inspires us. So when a newly-formed partnership with the NBA inspired Coors to host an event celebrating everything basketball and urban street culture, they reached out to us to help pull it all together. Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis, One Day DJs, Halfway Crooks, FlexMami, and the ZANEROBE DJs were all part of the line-up, which also saw 5,000 views and hundreds of uses of a custom Snapchat filter geo-locked to the event location.
Read more all about the event here.
- Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app, use them as Cover Photos [via TechCrunch]
- Facebook confirms it will add subscriptions to Instant Articles [via The Verge]
- CarAdvice and Facebook team up in new auto marketplace [via Mumbrella]
- Kyle and Jackie O confuse Judi Dench with Julie Andrews on Twitter [via Out in Perth]
- Former CIA agent hopes to buy Twitter to kick Trump off [via TechCrunch]
- You can track shifts in public perception of Taylor Swift via emoji use on Twitter [via The Verge]
- ‘Link in Bio’ Keeps Instagram Nice [The Atlantic]
- Instagramming your food can actually make it taste better [via Quartz]
- Report: 95% Of All Boomerang Videos Just Pouting Women Raising Glasses [via The Betoota Advocate]
- The Killers On Why Today’s Rock Bands Aren’t As Popular: “They’re Just Not Good Enough Yet” [via SPIN]
- Dave Grohl Says He’s Been Making a Movie [via Pitchfork]
- Pirate Bay Ordered To Pay Labels A Paltry $477,000 [via hypebot]
- Taylor Swift’s Album Cover Looks Like A Bunch Of Other Things [via The FADER]
- Watch Foo Fighters’ spooky video for new single ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’ [via NME]
- Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year? [via Stereogum]
- America’s Getting a New National Anthem — And a Rapper’s Gonna Write It [via Digital Music News]
- MTV VMAs Announce Rod Stewart Performance (Really) [via Stereogum]
- Ticketmaster Sued After Allegedly Sabotaging Tour [via hypebot]
- Beats, basketball, burgers and beer: how Jaden Digital played ball with Coors Australia [via JS blog]
- Snap is going to produce scripted content, because why the hell not? [via Fast Company]
- Alcohol brands are reluctant to advertise on Snapchat [via Digiday]
- Here’s how our favourite apps have aged over the years [via The Next Web]
- Uber’s first pitch deck shows just how far they’ve come [via Mashable]
- The ads of the future will be only 6 seconds long [via Quartz]
- Gourmet Traveller enters podcast space, refreshes magazine [via Mumbrella]
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