#Newsfeed: FKA twigs just released an Instagram-only zine; Songkick closing down (but court case against Ticketmaster to continue); Now you can order food with Facebook
Plus why bad design isn’t just ugly – it’s expensive.
As if Facebook wasn’t part of our lives enough as it is, it now wants to move in on the food delivery space – at least in the US. Instead of competing directly with other food ordering services, Facebook is partnering with several industry players on this effort, including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Olo, Zuppler and Slice. Orders can be placed for either take-out or delivery, and you’ll be able to read reviews from friends about the restaurant in question.
Read more about the new Order Food – yep, super-original name right there Facebook – feature here.
Proving that digital is the future of publishing, trip hop artist FKA twigs has launched her very own ‘zine on Instagram. Dubbed AVANTgarden, the first issues focuses on braided hair and takes advantage of Instagram’s recently launched carousel feature. “I thought it would be much more impactful to create something like this, rather than to put out a picture with some words underneath it, or retweet something,” twigs said in an interview with Dazed. “I thought it would spark a conversation.”
Read more about this story here.
Global ticketing service Songkick – which operates in Australia and 60 other countries – will cease operations at the end of the month. “I’m sad to write that on October 31, Songkick will bow to pressure from Live Nation and Ticketmaster and complete the shutdown of all ticketing operations (including the design and maintenance of artist webpages) we began earlier this year when Ticketmaster and Live Nation effectively blocked our U.S. ticketing business,” CEO Matt Jones wrote in a statement.
Read all of the details here.
- Now You Can Order Food with Facebook [via FB Newsroom]
- Facebook’s head of social VR talks about the future [via The Verge]
- Facebook is hiring more people to moderate content than Twitter has at its entire company [via Quartz]
- Jack Dorsey responds to #WomenBoycottTwitter: New rules incoming [via Engadget]
- My new favorite Twitter habit is saving me so much heartache [via TechCrunch]
- Longer tweets have not ruined Twitter [via Recode]
- Bride-to-be is victorious as Craig David agrees to perform at her wedding after she tweeted him every day for a YEAR [via DailyMail]
- Instagram’s Kevin Systrom on publishing on platforms: ‘The big question is, what’s the business model?’ [via Digiday]
- FKA twigs just released an Instagram-only zine [via The Verge]
- How to build a business empire with Instagram [via The Next Web]
- Songkick closing down, but court case against Ticketmaster to continue [via The Music Network]
- Liam Gallagher Just Had The Biggest Selling Vinyl In The UK In 20 Years [via Noise11]
- Songwriting as a career pathway [via ArtsHub]
- The management secrets of classic rock bands [via Quartz]
- Going to gigs alone is the greatest [via NME]
- Spotify Pays 75% More Than YouTube on Free Streams; 515% More on Paid Streams [via Digital Music News]
- Spotify Revenue Up 40%, But Losses Continued In First Half Of 2017 [via hypebot]
- Radio Alive 2017: “Smart speakers put radios back in the home for the first time in 20 years” [via Radio Today]
- Is Apple working on a rival to Samsung’s Note 8? [via Digital Trends]
- 5 things we learned about being an emoji translator [via NME]
- Australia Post launches social media advertising service ‘Social Admate’ [via Mumbrella]
- The unlikely role of true crime podcasts in criminal justice reform [via Quartz]
- Bad design isn’t just ugly — it’s expensive [via The Next Web]
- Australians Are Roasting Disney Over Their Streaming App’s Suspiciously Familiar New Logo [via Junkee]
- The New York Times’s top editor doesn’t seem to get how social media works [via Fast Company]
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