#Newsfeed: Twitter is now marking entire profiles as ‘sensitive’; Why HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Facebook live stunt was the worst; Amazon is getting involved in the music festival business
Plus someone has worked out a way to banish Instagram ads from your feed.
That annoying Facebook Messenger feature that hardly anyone uses, Messenger Day, has officially rolled out globally. While the similarities to Snapchat are pretty clear, The Next Web did point out one advantage of Messenger Day – the ability to whitelist or blacklist specific people.
See more of what the feature has to offer here.
Mashable is reporting that in addition to a range of tools aimed at filtering abusive tweets, Twitter is now quietly marking entire accounts as “sensitive”. Instead of showing a profile image or tweets, the accounts have all visual content blocked and come with the caution “This profile may include potentially sensitive content.”
Read more about this story here.
Speaking of “sensitive” material online, artists Molly Soda and Arvida Byström have compiled a book of photos that have been banned on social media, with Instagram being the main offender. Speaking to The Independent, Soda explained that their book – titled “Pics or It Didn’t Happen” – highlights that “certain bodies are more acceptable.”
See some examples of the photos with questionable bans here.
Amazon plans to have an on-the-ground presence at music festivals in future, according to a job advertisement spotted by online publication Music Business Worldwide. The retail giant is looking for a Senior Program Manager, Music to “dramatically improve” the experience of the 32 million people that attend music festivals in the US each year.
Read more about this story here.
Well it seemed like a good idea at the time. HBO’s attempt to utilise a Facebook live video to announce the premiere date of season 7 of Game of Thrones has backfired, with the stream being disrupted an engagement being lacklustre.
Find out more about what went down here.
- Facebook launches Messenger Day globally, yet another Snapchat Stories clone [via The Next Web]
- How Facebook Messenger evolved into a chat camera [via TechCrunch]
- At least Facebook’s unfair Instant Articles now let sites show more ads [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter is now marking entire profiles as ‘sensitive’ [via Mashable]
- Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Twitter Just Yet [via Social Media Today]
- Twitter cofounder Biz Stone now works for Pinterest [via Mashable]
- Body hair and sexuality: The banned photos Instagram doesn’t want you to see [via The Independent UK]
- How to banish ads from your Instagram feed [via Mashable]
- From the Phonograph to Spotify: The History of Streaming Music [via Hubspot Blog]
- 2,000 songwriters call out Apple, Spotify, Pandora over streaming rates [The Industry Observer]
- SXSW 2017: Smaller Crowds, Fewer Brands – Will It Actually Be Fun This Year? [via Billboard]
- Amazon is getting involved in the music festival business [via Music Business Worldwide]
- A song of ice and fail: Why HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ stunt was the worst [via Mashable]
- Mashable’s Pete Cashmore on narrowing focus [via Digiday]
- A new Google tool actually lets you search videos for specific objects [via Mashable]
- 5 Ways to Add Variety to Your YouTube Channel [via Social Media Examiner]
- Pinterest Releases New Monthly ‘Trends to Watch’ Report [via Social Media Today]
- Native Gmail add-ons are coming — but they’ll be business focused [via The Verge]
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