#Newsfeed: Facebook adds native GIFs to comments; Voting and category changes made to Grammy Awards; Instagram looking to standardise sponsored post tags
Plus how to save Channel Ten.
We love a good gif here at Jaden Digital, and now our dreams have come true… Facebook has FINALLY integrated native gifs into comments on posts (so no more copy and paste from GIPHY)! Head to any post on Facebook today and you’ll see an additional button in the comments section. Simply click on that, and a search bar filled with “trending” gifs will become available for you to use. While the search capabilities are still limited, all we can saw is YAS QUEEN!
In an opinion piece for The Guardian, freelance foreign correspondent Matthew Clayfield has argued that Twitter now resembles little more than a cable news channel, rather than the great journalism tool it promised to be. Clayfield highlights the “race-to-be-first mentality that precludes due diligence and fact-checking in favour of the win,” among many of the downfalls of Twitter as a news service, stating that “most tweeters have given up on the multi-directional nature of the beast in favour of something more akin to traditional broadcasting”.
Read his opinion piece in full here.
Celebrities will have no excuse for not identifying sponsored posts now, thanks to Instagram’s sneaky new feature. The platform is s creating a standardised format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser, featuring a “tag business partner” option in the advanced settings, which will then generate a “Paid Partnership” tag at the top of the post.
Read more about this story here.
The Grammys are cleaning up their act and embracing the age of the internet, judging by the host of changes announced to voting for this year. Not only will the Academy’s 13,000 members be able to vote online, but there are also changes to categories, including songwriters credited with at least one-third of playing time on the album of the year will win their own Grammys and there no longer being a five-track-minimum to qualify as an “album”.
Read the full list of changes here.
- London blaze shows Facebook’s Safety Check is deeply flawed – again [via The Next Web]
- Facebook’s Safety Check will integrate fundraisers, among other upgrades [via TechCrunch]
- Facebook Lets Brands Blacklist Publishers [via AdAge]
- Facebook is building chat bots that can negotiate and plan ahead like actual humans [via Recode]
- The little blue bird has flown: how Twitter lost its value as a news source [via The Guardian]
- A running list of everyone Donald Trump has blocked on Twitter [via WIRED]
- Savage Garden’s Darren Hayes Calls Out Homophobic Twitter Comments [via Music Feeds]
- Instagram is testing a new way for celebrities and influencers to identify their sponsored posts [via TechCrunch]
- Instagram profiles are the new homepage [via The Verge]
- Grammys Make Sweeping Changes to Voting, Top Album and Rap Categories [via Billboard]
- Adam Granite exits Sony after 21 years [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Gene Simmons Seeks to Register Trademark on Iconic Rock Hand Gesture [via Hollywood Reporter]
- Apple Music Can’t Catch Up To Spotify And That Spells Trouble for Apple’s HomePod Smart Speaker [via Hypebot]
- Pandora CEO Tim Westergren: In, or Out? [via Digital Music News]
- How YouTube handled its brand-safety crisis [via Digiday]
- This ‘Twitter for voice’ app is the most fun I’ve had on social media in years [via The Next Web]
- China’s latest investor-funded startup is actually a 200-member girl band [via Quartz]
- Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer [via The Verge]
- How to save Channel Ten [via Mumbrella]
- New York Times Opens Up Comments With Google-backed AI [via Fortune]
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