#Newsfeed: Twitter and Instagram look to new ways to fight trolls; Sony to open vinyl factory in Japan; The iPhone just turned 10
Plus what Facebook needs to do to appeal to Gen Z.
One writer for The Next Web has presented a compelling argument about what Facebook has to do to appeal to Generation Z. Marked by low attention spans and vocal opinions the up-and-coming Post-Millennials age group has somewhat become Facebook’s most important demographic, and according to founder of the youth marketing consultancy YouthLogic Connor Blakley, the four challenges currently faced by Facebook in maintaining the attention of Gen Z is investing in live video, curating content, improving messaging, and improving Facebook Groups.
Read more about what Gen Z want from Facebook here.
Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to The Washington Post. Reports indicate that the feature could look like a tiny tab appearing in a drop-down menu alongside tweets, but Twitter spokeswoman Emily Horne told the news outlet that there are “no current plans to launch” the product.
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Instagram is introducing two new features to help keep “Instagram a safe place for self-expression” – a filter to block certain offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. Powered by artificial intelligence, the filter can be switched on and off, or keywords can be added manually. Obvious spam will be removed immediately, with nine languages included in the filter – English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
What is old is new again, thanks to the resurrection of vinyl now being given major label backing. Sony Music has announced that it will restart the manufacture of its own records, with the Japanese arm opening its own record-pressing plant in March next year – 27 years after it closed – to cope with the huge demand for vinyl in the country.
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- What Facebook needs to do to appeal to Gen Z [via The Next Web]
- Facebook’s internet-beaming drone completed its second test flight and landed ‘perfectly’ [via Recode]
- Facebook introduces new ad metrics and promises that more are coming [via TechCrunch]
- Metrics Release: New Ways to Better Understand Interactions [via FB Newsroom]
Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content [via The Washington Post]
- Why Trump’s offensive tweets don’t get him kicked off Twitter [via CNN]
- Instagram is now using AI to fight trolls and spammers [via The Next Web]
- Instagram is now a potent job hiring tool [via Quartz]
- Grinspoon’s Debut LP Soars Back Into Charts; Set To Peak Higher Than It Did 20 Years Ago [via TheMusic.com.au]
- Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ Becomes The Fourth Song To Hit 1 Billion Streams On Spotify [via Forbes]
- Guess Who Gen Z Prefers For Music: Spotify Or YouTube? [via Music Industry Blog]
- Lady Gaga Announces Return of Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, Plans to Get Even ‘More Intimate’ This Time Around [via Billboard]
- Records come round again: Sony to open vinyl factory in Japan [via The Guardian]
- Pandora Just Fired Everyone — But Isn’t Changing Their Business Model [via Digital Music News]
- BBC News is betting on Instagram Stories over Snapchat [via Digiday]
- iPhone 10th anniversary: looking back at how Apple changed the mobile landscape [via The Verge]
- Sydney Could Never Host A Brave Event Like Hobart’s Dark Mofo [via HuffPost]
- Online consumers still prefer desktops for internet purchases, says Adobe [via Mumbrella]
JADEN JAM: A dog casually wandered onstage during an orchestra performance in Vienna, garnering applause and laughter from the audience.