#Newsfeed: No More ‘Dark Posts’ on Facebook; Old-school visits to Spotify is what helped P!nk land a No. 1 US album; Apple’s bid to become a $1 trillion company starts this week
Plus why Instagram’s new Superzoom feature is the best creative tool since the Boomerang.
After facing criticism for it’s Russian ads issue, Facebook has revealed a new system of disclosing what groups and companies paid for ads on its platform: Any ads running on Facebook will be readily viewable by anyone. That means no more so-called dark posts (ads that target only a particular set of people but are otherwise invisible because they never appear as posts on a brand or group’s page).
Read more about Facebook’s new transparency tools here.
Instagram has introduced a new fun little tool, which now allows users to create meme-worthy dramatic zooms in an instant. Superzoom will let you capture a “Dramatic Chipmunk” style zoom with a single tap.
Read more about this new feature here.
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- Why Dakota Johnson’s Blank Instagram Is a Total Power Move [via W Magazine]
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- How Christina Aguilera’s ‘Stripped’ Album Is Influencing the Pop Scene 15 Years Later [via Billboard]
- Drake Didn’t Submit ‘More Life’ to the Grammys: Report [via Billboard]
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- Secret Weapon In Pink’s Chart-Topping Strategy: Visiting Spotify Offices Around the World [via Billboard]
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- Apple’s bid to become a $1 trillion company starts this week [via TechCrunch]
- Spotify Reportedly Scrapping Original Video — But Not From Its Playlists [via Billboard]
- Why Snapchat Spectacles failed [via TechCrunch]
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- Dealing with consumer complaints, NBN style [via Mumbrella]
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- Hate your open-plan, hot-desk office life? You’re not alone [via Sydney Morning Herald]
- The Power of Anti-Goals [via Medium]
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