#Newsfeed: Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features; Foo Fighters turn fans with dodgy tickets away from sold-out London show; The music business is booming again and it’s all thanks to streaming
Plus how a ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive was caught by police thanks to Instagram.
Facebook may have just taken a page out of MySpace’s playbook, and it’s not good news for anyone who prefers to ignore notifications and Messenger alerts. As noted by one of Mashable’s writers, Facebook is now testing a creepy feature that broadcasts your friends online activity status right on their profile page. Thankfully, the feature only extends to friends’ profiles, so you can’t stalk strangers.
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A teenager suspected of a killing who was named one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted fugitives was caught in Los Angeles on Tuesday after posting a live video on Instagram. Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, was picked up by police in Los Angeles after revealing his location via the social media platform.
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Foo Fighters have released a statement after hundreds of fans were reportedly turned away from their London show at O2 arena last night for not having IDs that matched their tickets due to purchasing tickets off dodgy websites. “Foo Fighters, The O2 and SJM strongly advise and sincerely hope that in the future ALL fans buy tickets only from legitimate sites to ensure they are not defrauded out of their hard earned money,” the statement read.
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- Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features [via Mashable]
- Sheryl Sandberg called Facebook’s ad-targeting embarrassment ‘totally inappropriate and a fail on our part’ [via Recode]
- Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts [via BBC News]
- Facebook gives, but continues to take more from publishers [via Digiday]
- As Twitter’s Algorithm Evolves, is it Time to Update Your Tweet Marketing Tactics? [via Social Media Today]
- Here Are The First Concrete Numbers Showing How Rarely Twitter Takes Action On Abusive Behaviour Reports [via Gizmodo]
- Twitter: a platform for hate speech in the same-sex marriage debate [via Brisbane Times]
- ‘Y’all about to f*** up Beyonce’s Instagram!’ Outrage as users find a 4th column has been added to the app’s picture grid in controversial trial [via The Daily Mail]
- You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook [via TechCrunch]
- A ‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive Posted His Location on Instagram and Police Arrested Him [via TIME]
- Vance Joy Tops Adult Alternative Songs Chart With ‘Lay It on Me’ [via Billboard]
- Sony Music Nashville Chief Randy Goodman On Streaming: Adopt Or Die [via Billboard]
- Martin Shkreli’s eBay Sale Of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” Is Bogus [via HipHopDX]
- Billie Eilish Is Apple’s New UpNext Artist: Exclusive [via Billboard]
- NFL responds to reports Jay-Z turned down offer to play Super Bowl 2018 [via NME]
- Foo Fighters Release Statement After Hundreds Of Fans Turned Away From London Concert [via SPIN]
- No One Buys Records Anymore So Liam Gallagher Has To Make His Own Tea [via Stereogum]
- The music business is growing again — really growing — and it’s because of streaming [via Recode]
- Consequence of Sound to live stream this weekend’s Audiotree Music Festival [via Consequence of Sound]
- How Spotify turns data into customer demand [via Mumbrella]
- Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads [via TechCrunch]
- Pinterest launches self-serve platform for Promoted Pin advertisers [via Digiday]
- Illustrator will soon give designers up to 1,000 art boards to play with [via Digital Trends]
- HubSpot acquires chatbot builder Motion AI [via TechCrunch]
- Australia’s first UGC platform for baby products launches [via Mumbrella]
- Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why companies should get involved in politics [via Quartz]
- Millennials: The generation that knows everything and nothing [via The Next Web]
- This Is How To Make Slack Less Of A Time Suck [via Fast Company]
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