#Newsfeed: The Like button turns 10; Instagram is testing a stop-motion camera for Stories; Kygo is dropping a new song every day this week ahead of album release
Plus why vinyl is the new Netflix.
Did you know that the Like Button, made famous by Facebook, has officially celebrated its 10th birthday? The button originally debuted October 30, 2007 on a platform called FriendFeed (later purchased by Facebook) and at the time, it just looked like a blue hyperlink with the word “Like” as anchor text. Nowadays, it’s pretty much the norm for any form of social media to have a button to deliver shorthand approval.
Read more about the evolution of the Like button here.
Days after releasing its Superzoom creative tool into the wild, Instagram is testing another new tool to join it. Stop Motion is a camera tool that lets you take a long series of photos, which Instagram stitches up into a GIF that you can post in your story.
See the Stop Motion test in action for yourself here.
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- Researchers develop unsupervised AI to spot illegal drug sales on Twitter [via The Next Web]
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- Kygo Dropping New Song Every Day This Week Leading Up to ‘Kids In Love’ Album [via Billboard]
- Wiley reveals why mainstream grime is ‘pop music’ [via NME]
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