#Newsfeed: Pedigree is using Facebook’s masks feature to help dogs get adopted; Twitter to launch bookmarking tool; Billboard may add YouTube plays to chart calculations
Plus why it’s time to give your Instagram bio an upgrade.
It’s always a good day when we discover a way Facebook is being used for good and not evil – and today is one of those days! Dog food company Pedigree has teamed up with dog shelters in the US as part of National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, creating a specialised version of Facebook’s new “masks” feature that lets you look like a dog, then helps you locate a dog nearby to adopt.
Read more about this cute campaign here.
In a story from ABC News that’s meant to inform rather than scare, one Perth teenagers has spoken of the pressure to document her every move on Instagram. Charlotte Meagher has had an Instagram account since she was 13, and now at age 16 she believes the social media app has changed the way children live their lives. “We want to be envied and looked upon as living this brilliant life,” she said.
Read more about this story here.
YouTube plays may be added to the calculations that determine the Billboard charts, according to a new report. Even user-generated clips containing the music will be included in the new calculations, in what could be one of the biggest advances the music industry could make to embracing digital consumption of music.
Read more about this developing story here.
- Pedigree Is Using Facebook’s Masks Feature To Help You Adopt A Rescue Dog [via Fast Company]
- ‘We’ve learned a playbook’: How The Verge used Facebook video to grow Circuit Breaker [via Digiday]
- Corey Worthington ‘10-year reunion party’ a big hit on Facebook [via News Limited]
- Police force’s tweet featuring ‘The Office’ GIF is insensitive, also kinda funny [via Mashable]
- Twitter will launch a bookmarking tool in the near future [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter blocks Senate candidate from advertising false claim about Planned Parenthood [via The Verge]
- Instagram addiction: Teens urged to consider detoxing to improve quality of life [via ABC News]
- It’s Time To Give Your Instagram Bio An Upgrade [via Refinery29]
- Inside the Financial Times’ Instagram strategy [via Digiday]
- Two-Person Instagram Live Video: What Marketers Need to Know [via Social Media Examiner]
- Gang of Youths, Paul Kelly lead 2017 ARIA nominations [via The Music Network]
- Loyle Carner kicks fan out of show for making sexist comment about female support act [via The Independent]
- Taylor Swift is lurking on fans’ Instagram lives, because THAT’S how you promote an album [via Hello Giggles]
- Liam Gallagher solo album ‘As You Were’ outselling rest of the top 20 combined [via NME]
- How Live Nation’s Film/TV Head Heather Parry Tells Stories Behind The Music [via Billboard]
- Listen to Florence Welch’s moving radio documentary about the making of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ LP [via NME]
- How Chance the Rapper’s Manager, Pat Corcoran, Reimagined the Music Business [Complex Music]
- Sweden to Host World’s Largest Women-Only Music Festival in 2018 [via Billboard]
- Weinstein Co.-Produced Elvis Presley TV Series Scrapped At Apple [via Stereogum]
- UPDATE: Billboard May Add YouTube Plays To Chart Calculations [via hypebot]
- Starbucks launches new season of short films about ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things [via Mashable]
- Digiday Research: 80 percent of publishers will spend more on video [via Digiday]
- Google is opening pop-up stores in New York and Los Angeles [via Digital Trends]
- Chatbots are here to stay, what the data is telling us about the people that use them [via The Next Web]
- Food and drink advertising is media industry’s best hope of avoiding decline, says SMI [via Mumbrella]
- Deception on the internet is nothing new, but you’re right, it is getting worse [via Recode]
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