#Newsfeed: U2 to become first band to use ‘Verified Fan’ system to prevent reselling; Michelin-starred restaurant bans Instagram photos of food; Facebook tests tacky GIF polls
Plus the results of Burning Man’s very detailed annual census.
Facebook is currently testing a new poll format that nobody asked for: voting with animated GIFs. The feature practically works in an identical way to the standard poll format, but lets users vote with GIFs instead of simple text responses. Much like regular text-based polls, it is up to the creator of the poll to choose the GIFs users can react with.
See the test feature in action here.
Chefs Michel and Albert Roux have banned diners from Instagramming their food at Michelin-starred restaurant – and trust us, the move has not gone unnoticed. Criticism is flying from all angles, including Gordon Ramsey. Food writer for The Guardian Stuart Heritage has gone as far to say that “if I’ve forked out for one of your meals, I want a photo”.
Read Stuart’s op-ed in full here.
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