#Newsfeed: Apple Music’s Facebook Messenger bot now gives emoji-based suggestions; Daniel Ricciardo pranks Lewis Hamilton with Instagram takeover; Ticket scalping bots to be banned in NSW
Plus why your friendships at work matter.
The war on fake news continues, with Facebook beginning a new test designed to give users “additional context on the articles they see in News Feed.” Intended to help individuals make more informed decisions about the types of news that they read, share, and ultimately, believe, the new “i” button – an initiative by the Facebook Journalism Project – will give readers additional information about the source.
Read more about Facebook’s fight against fake news here.
We reported last week that Instagram has added the Polls functionality to its Stories, but the aftermath of the new feature is one of the most entertaining to date, with users not realising that responses aren’t anonymous. Despite making in clear that results would have usernames assigned to them in the official blog post, some users have taken to Twitter to express their surprise – with some users confessing that they’ve been getting up to mischief, having assumed their identity would be hidden and protected.
Read some of the hilarious reactions here.
The Facebook messaging app got an update that now includes an Apple Music bot that can recommend playlists and songs based on emoji. It’s a pretty straightforward rollout, as sending the bot an emoji gets you a selection of albums or playlists to match up. The kick here is to get you to shell out actual money for these songs by either purchasing them or subscribing to Apple Music – otherwise, you’re limited to 30-second clips of songs.
Read more about the new feature here.
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- Instagram Polls is embarrassing users who thought their votes were anonymous [via The Independent UK]
- My son deleted Instagram – but why is it so hard for so many teenagers? [via The Guardian]
- Daniel Ricciardo pranks Lewis Hamilton with Instagram takeover [via ESPN]
- APRA AMCOS names Dean Ormston as new CEO [via The Music Network]
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- Ticket scalping bots to be banned in NSW as resale prices soar [via ABC News]
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- Apple Music’s Facebook Messenger Bot Now Gives Emoji-Based Music Suggestions [via Complex Music]
- Ed Sheeran, SZA, Cardi B & More: Music Experts Predict Grammy Nominations [via Billboard]
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- Snap Inc.’s Sold 150,000 Pairs of Spectacles, Looking to Bring Snapchat to PCs [via Social Media Today]
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- Apple’s design chief thinks its about time you put down the iPhone [via The Next Web]
- Your Friendship Portfolio at Work: What It Is and Why It Matters [via Thrive Global]
- Three Work Tasks You Need To Cut From Your To-Do List Right Now [via Fast Company]
- Summit targets mental illness in NSW workplaces [via Fairfax Media]
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