#Newsfeed: Snapchat adds genuinely useful feature; Why Facebook needs its own Bitmoji; Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ to showcase tweets about events
Plus which Hollywood star accidentally streamed part of a world movie premiere because he forgot to turn off his Instagram Live post?
Facebook and Google could be forced to uphold the same standards as newspapers and other publications as part of a UK Government crackdown, it has emerged. It came as the culture secretary announced new rules to protect children online, including an industry-wide levy – potentially millions of pounds per company – to be spent on education.
Read more about this potentially game-changing decision here.
This is what happens when celebrities run their own social media accounts. Mark Ruffalo accidentally streamed a portion of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ by mistake on Instagram, all due to beginning a Live post. About 2,500 people were on the stream, listening and commenting with wonder about how long it would take before he turned it off. The star had put his phone in his pocket while the social media platform was still running after using it to give fans a closer look at the red carpet.
Read more about this close call here.
Don’t discount Snapchat just yet. The platform has just added context cards, which add contextual information to geotagged photos and images shared in public stories. Partners supplying information for the cards include Foursquare, OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and Lyft, and will allow users to read reviews, book reservations and more.
Read more about this new feature here.
- Facebook seriously needs its own Bitmoji [via TechCrunch]
- Facebook made a quiet, shady change in response to a rough ‘60 Minutes’ segment [via Mashable]
- Google and Facebook could be forced to take responsibility for everything posted on their sites as UK Government considers crackdown [via The Telegraph UK]
- Lil B Questions Facebook’s Decision To Suspend Account For “Hate Speech” [via HipHopDX]
- Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ to showcase tweets about events, starting with sports [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter now supports Apple’s new emoji that almost nobody can see yet [via The Next Web]
- Seth Rogen’s mother takes to Twitter after he doesn’t answer her calls [via NME]
- Mark Ruffalo Accidentally Streams a Portion of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ by Instagram Mistake [via The Hollywood Reporter]
- Instagram is the new Tinder—whether you want it to be or not [via Mashable]
- Beyonce Celebrates ’03 Bonnie & Clyde’ 15-Year Anniversary on Instagram [via Billboard]
- Little River Band Block Australia From Seeing Their Website [via Noise11]
- In Rainbows is ten (and here’s why that matters) [via The Music Network]
- Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) Shares New Song “Medication”: Listen [via Pitchfork]
- U2 Postpones Argentina Show So Fans Can Watch World Cup Qualifier [via Billboard]
- Watch Eminem Blast Donald Trump In BET Hip-Hop Awards Freestyle [via Stereogum]
- Every 30 Seconds, eBay Sells a Vinyl Record In Britain [via Digital Music News]
- BTS Has ‘Zero Chance’ of Winning a Grammy In 2018, Insiders Say [via Digital Music News]
- Mabel is ushering in a new age of independent women in R&B [via The FADER]
- Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services! [via hypebot]
- Atlantic and Mike Caren’s APG launch online pop talent search EMERGE [via Music Business Worldwide]
- How Post Malone Became One of the Biggest Artists in the World [via Pigeons & Planes]
- Steven Spielberg signs content deal with Apple, will revive Amazing Stories [via Consequence of Sound]
- Snapchat has a new section for Stories from verified accounts [via Mashable]
- Snapchat’s new context cards let you read reviews, book reservations, and more [via The Verge]
- Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo [via TechCrunch]
- ‘We dodged WannaCry because we were out at the pub’ [via The Australian]
- Why Instagram and Facebook cross-post case studies [via Digiday]
- McDonald’s Made Ridiculously Groovy Posters for Its Chicken Tenders Dipping Sauces [via Adweek]
- The Tamagotchi is back, but does it need to be? [via The Verge]
- Porsche launches a car subscription service [via The Verge]
- Here’s How To Get Along With Your Most Annoying Coworker [via Fast Company]
- The cult of productivity has a counterproductive flaw [via Quartz]
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