#Newsfeed: Facebook’s fake news test backfires; Twitter now lets you automatically promote your profile for $99 a month; Snapchat’s redesign could include algorithmic feed
Plus how does a creative person stay creative for decades?
Facebook has ended up with egg of their face, after a recent test to stamp out fake news on the platform saw posts from legitimate news organisations be marked as fake. The test, which the company just ended, prioritised comments that show disbelief, the BBC reported. In practice, top comments on news items from organisations such as The New York Times or The Economist contained Trump-esque exclamations of “fake news!”
Read more about this failed attempt here.
Writing for The Smithsonian Magazine, freelance journalist Emily Matchar noted one particular trend during her recent trip to Malaysia – dozens of street art murals that practically beg to become selfie backdrops on Instagram. In her article, the writer goes on to explore how retail, dining and other cultural spaces are adapting to the snap-happy generations more than ever before. “It’s impossible to prevent [photo-taking] so why not get with the program and the 21st century and allow it as much as you can?” says Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery.
Read the article in full here.
Retail these days is all about customisation – so why shouldn’t music merch be any different? The first consumer-facing lyrics service, LyricMerch, has officially launched in the US, and is made possible by prominent lyric licensing company LyricFind. The company allows consumers to search for lyrics on the database, before having them printed on clothing, coffee mugs and even shower curtains.
Read more about this story here.
- Trump Media Strategist Says Facebook Generated $280M in Donations [via AdAge]
- Facebook ended a test to fight fake news that called real news fake [via Quartz]
- Facebook Isn’t Recording Your Conversations, But It May as Well Be [via Lifehacker]
- Twitter now lets you promote your profile for $99 a month, but is it worth it? [via The Next Web]
- Everyone can just go home now because British police have won at 280-character tweets [via Mashable]
- Sick of 280-character tweets already? Here’s how to go back [via Mashable]
- Instagram Responds to Bombshell Report About Illegal Ape Trafficking [via Fortune]
- How Instagram Is Changing the Way We Design Cultural Spaces [Smithsonian Magazine]
- When your vacation is too ‘real’ for Instagram [via WBIR]
- Domino turns Franz Ferdinand Spotify pre-save into a fan club [via Music Ally]
- Steve Aoki Brings Out Celine Dion to Sing ‘My Heart Will Go On’ in Las Vegas [via Billboard]
- Lorde leaves surprise for fans in library to celebrate her birthday [via NME]
- LyricMerch Launches, Allowing Fans to Customize Merch With Their Favorite Song Lyrics [via Billboard]
- Beyonce in trademark battle over Ivy Park clothing line [via Music-News]
- Would You Pay $111.11 for This Album? [via Digital Music News]
- Nick Jonas vows to use social media to fight world problems [via Music-News]
- Over 60 fans thrown out of A Perfect Circle gig for taking photos [via NME]
- Sony and Warner launch legal proceedings against TuneIn in the UK [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Why Taylor Swift’s Label Is Predicting 2 Million Album Sales of ‘Reputation’ Next Week — And How It Could Come Close [via Billboard]
- Taylor Swift Could Become Spotify’s First ‘Premium-Only’ Artist, Sources Say [via Digital Music News]
- Snapchat redesign will include algorithmic feed, report says [via Mashable]
- Harry Potter is getting its own AR mobile game from the ‘Pokémon Go’ developers [via Mashable]
- Google plans to update Chrome with better ad-fighting features [via The Next Web]
- Facebook and Google have ‘won the battle’ against publishers and are now coming for media agencies [via Mumbrella]
- Apple reportedly readying standalone AR headset for 2019 [via The Verge]
- 5 Post-Purchase Email Campaign Tactics Worth Trying [via Kissmetrics blog]
- Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor on voluntary subscription and podcasting [via Mediaweek]
- How does a creative person stay creative for decades? [via Quartz]
- Microsoft has teamed up with LinkedIn to help fix your resume [via Fast Company]
- How to ask for a pay rise [via Mumbrella]
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