#Newsfeed: Twitter punishing 10 times more users for being abusive than a year ago; Why it’s time to talk about fake streams; Music world pays tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington
Plus how Twitter fuels anxiety.
In an opinion piece for The Chicago Tribune, journalist Jerry Davich has suggested that Facebook is becoming our most spoken ‘language’. He argues that because Facebook now has more than 2 billion active users, there are now more Facebook users than speakers of any single language on our planet, including the 1.3 billion Chinese residents who speak Mandarin.
Read his column in full here.
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This week, a federal judge in New York refused to throw out a photographer’s lawsuit against artists Richard Prince over Mr. Prince’s use of an image in an exhibition, with the case looking to set a precedent for how the fair-use doctrine relates to Instagram.In 2014, Mr. Prince presented an installation called “New Portraits”, in which he printed various Instagram photos on large canvases, and added his own Instagram-style comments below them. The show led to a backlash, including from the photographer Donald Graham, whose photo “Rastafarian Smoking a Joint” was featured via a print from another user’s Instagram account.
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The music world has paid tribute after it has been confirmed that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died. The frontman, who was 41 years old, was found at his Palos Verdes, California home. Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda has tweeted to confirm the news. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” he wrote on Twitter. “An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
See what other artists have to say about the news here.
- What Facebook’s most ‘meaningful’ Groups tell us about Zuckerberg’s grand vision [via Mashable]
- Facebook is becoming our most spoken ‘language’ [via The Chicago Tribune]
- How MTV does Facebook Live across Europe [via Digiday]
- Twitter says it’s punishing 10 times more users for being abusive than it was a year ago [via Recode]
- How Twitter Fuels Anxiety [The Atlantic]
- This “SNL” Writer Is Responding To Trump’s Tweets Like They’re Texts And It’s Weirdly Delightful [via Buzzfeed]
- Instagram is pushing restaurants to be kitschy, colorful, and irresistible to photographers [via The Verge]
- Copyright Case Over Richard Prince Instagram Show to Go Forward [via The New York Times]
- Music world pays tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who has died aged 41 [via NME]
- Read Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington’s Final Billboard Interview: On Aging, Family & Rocking Out to Miley Cyrus [via Billboard]
- Forget about fake artists – it’s time to talk about fake streams [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Pandora, Sound Exchange, RIAA Join In Support Of Pre-1972 Royalty Bill [via hypebot]
- Meet 4 Of The Women Who Help Make Splendour Kickass Every Damn Year [via Pedestrian.TV]
- BBC to launch six-part music TV show later this year [via NME]
- A short list of musicians who should really take over as SoundCloud CEO [via Quartz]
- Spotify Adds Social Sharing To Play Buttons [via hypebot]
- ‘Despacito’ deemed too saucy for Malaysian radio [via Mashable]
- This is how much the BBC’s highest-paid radio DJs are earning [via NME]
- Australia to open first modern record pressing plant in over 30 years [via The Vinyl Factory]
- Afrojack Takes Over Tomorrowland 2017 With Record-Breaking Eight Sets [via Billboard]
- Google Play Music now works with Apple’s CarPlay [via The Verge]
- YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets [via TechCrunch]
- Did Nintendo just drop a clue that a Nintendo 64 Classic is coming? [via Mashable]
- Why I Think Social Media Is For Branding and Engagement, Not Traffic or Revenue [via Buffer blog]
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