Plus why we’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism.
The Australian Public Service Commission’s social media guidelines were updated yesterday, meaning that checking Facebook and liking a post critical of the Government could be enough to see public servants facing disciplinary action. Under the new guidelines, employees may also be held accountable for comments other people make on their Facebook pages.
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Author and comedian Shahak Shapira has reported over 300 tweets for hateful and racist content, but none of the tweets were deleted. So Shapira has taken action, wanting to make sure that Twitter employees couldn’t help but notice them – so he stenciled the racist tweets around Twitter’s German offices.
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In what feels like the natural extension of the “Shot on iPhone” billboard ad campaign, Apple has just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn’t your average corporate account as the company doesn’t want to showcase its own product ad nauseam – instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone. The account is currently relying heavily on the recently introduced gallery format, showcasing five creators at a time.
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Sony Music Entertainment Australia and ZigZagTV this morning announced an innovative new original YouTube content series to launch in October, giving eight music makers a crash course in the industry and creative collaboration. Dubbed The ShareSpace will focus on eight emerging Aussie artists (referred to as “The Talent”) becoming part of a “creative community” for 30 days.
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- Facebook liking anti-government posts banned under new public service policy [via ABC News]
- Facebook to be forced to delete your information on demand under new law [via The Mirror UK]
- In Another Step Towards Music, Facebook Acquires Source Draft [via hypebot]
- Why comedian Shahak Shapira stenciled racist tweets around Twitter’s German offices [via DW]
- Life is tough on Twitter when you share a name with someone in Trump’s administration [via Mashable]
- Apple launches official Instagram account to show off iPhone photographers’ work [via The Verge]
- Curvy bloke’s new career as a social media influencer off to a slow start [via The Betoota Advocate]
- Scientists develop algorithms that detect people with depression by simply scanning Instagram photos [via The Irish News]
- If You Don’t Have These 4 Traits, You Probably Won’t Make It as a Musician [via Digital Music News]
- Sony announces innovative new online series/contest/development program The ShareSpace [via The Music Network]
- ‘Despacito’ Tops Hot 100 for 13th Week, Sets New No. 1 Record on Digital Song Sales Chart [via Billboard]
- ‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D’ to World Premiere at Venice Film Festival 2017: Exclusive [via Billboard]
- Lorde, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and more to perform at the MTV VMAs [via NME]
- Martin Shkreli Streams His $2 Million Wu-Tang Clan Album During Livestream Interview [via Billboard]
- Richard Sanders appointed new CEO of TIDAL (report) [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Hans Zimmer announces new live album [via Consequence of Sound]
- Best Ways Musicians Can Gather Feedback On Social Media [via hypebot]
- You can now send and receive videos through the YouTube mobile app [via Digital Trends]
- YouTube will now let creators appeal limits on advertising [via The Verge]
- Apple in talks over $1bn buyout of major movie and music company in India – report [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Sources: Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech [via Recode]
- There are now over 3 billion social media users in the world — about 40 percent of the global population [via Mashable]
- Vive Studios releases MakeVR Pro 3D modeling software for serious creatives [via TechCrunch]
- Why I wouldn’t lead my video strategy with Facebook ads [via Mumbrella]
- We’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism [via Recode]
- How You Really Sound In Meetings [via Fast Company]
JADEN JAM: A man has belted out Pearl Jam’s ‘Even Flow’ while being arrested on live TV.