Blog / 18 Jul 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook trials Australian bush fire and disaster planning feature; Blogger called out on fake Instagram photos; Amazon is now the third-largest music subscription service



Plus deadmau5’s theory on how to save Soundcloud.


Facebook is trialling a location data-driven feature which it believes will help authorities combat bushfires in Australia, and it hopes to have the feature ready to roll out before summer. The previously announced updates to Facebook’s data-sharing features during disasters looks to be expanded to include the local bushfire season, with Facebook deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman telling the Australian Financial Review that the disaster maps would increase the ability to track where people have evacuated, and where groups of people had stayed behind.

Read more about this story here.


See the tweets for yourself here.


Blogger Amelia Liana has been called out for photoshopping Instagram images of herself at stunning locations around the world, including New York City and the Taj Mahal. Eagle-eyed followers became suspicious when Liana uploaded an Instagram post of herself at the top of the Rockefeller Centre – only the World Trade Centre (formerly called Freedom Tower), which was completed in 2013, was notably missing from the city’s skyline.

Read more about this bizarre Instagram activity here.


Although it has often been overshadowed in the competitive world of music streaming, Amazon seems to be stepping into the light, with recent data showing Amazon music to be the second most widely used streaming app, and is the third largest subscription service globally. Amazon has one further ace up its sleeve: CDs. In Japan and Germany (world’s second and fourth largest recorded music markets), physical music sales are the majority of revenues – leaving the market wide open for Amazon to claim.

Read more about the data here.



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