Plus why time management is ruining our lives.
After unveiling parts of its new design back in August, the rollout of Facebook’s updated app has officially begun. The app is now really grey, with comments looking more like chat messages than a threaded conversation. Facebook says the update is meant to make News Feed “easier to navigate”, but you be the judge.
Read more about Facebook’s fresh new look here.
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Instagram is starting to let some users post images to Stories from the last week, as opposed to limiting access to content created within the last 24 hours. It’s a bold move from the platform, which is constantly trying to stay ahead of Snapchat’s functionality.
Read more about this new way to post here.
In a blistering op-ed piece, one major player in the US music industry has pointed out why artists no longer thank radio at the Grammys. CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow has criticised the radio industry, noting that the sector’s failure to implement an industry standard for paying performance royalties to artists has led to a widening chasm between artists and the radio industry – illustrated by the complete lack of artists thanking radio during their Grammy acceptance speeches.
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- Is Facebook trying to get you to date your friends? [via The Verge]
- Twitter built an in-app Tweetstorm feature [via Recode]
- Twitter enables account sharing in its mobile app, powered by TweetDeck Teams [via TechCrunch]
- The Miami Airport Twitter feed is working overtime to correct Hurricane Irma misinformation [via Mashable]
- Chance The Rapper Endorses Parody Of His Corny Twitter Presence [via Stereogum]
- How to save someone’s Instagram Story to your phone [via Digital Trends]
- Instagram’s Extending the Threshold for Stories Content to the Last Week [via Social Media Today]
- Instagram Expands Access to Branded Content Tools [via Social Media Today]
- The New York Times and The National teamed up for a VR film with 100% more angst [via TechCrunch]
- Placebo Send Margaret Court A Message “Fork You” [via Noise11]
- Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Has Had 90% Success Rate at Blocking Bots, Says Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino [via Billboard]
- Post Malone Says Recording With Kanye West ‘Is Like Working With Jesus Christ’ [via Complex Music]
- Dave Grohl buys his 8-year-old daughter AC/DC album instead of Lana Del Rey [via Consequence of Sound]
- ‘Artists No Longer Thank Radio at the Grammys,’ Says Recording Academy Head in Blistering Op-Ed [via Variety]
- John Legend & Netflix Developing Hip Hop Competition Show, “Rhythm & Flow” [via HipHopDX]
- Spotify’s Web Player no longer works on Safari [via The Verge]
- Spotify Who We Be playlist spawns live concert in November [via Music Ally]
- Even more US adults now getting news from social media, says Pew [via TechCrunch]
- Why LA 2028 will be the first truly digital Olympic Games [via TechCrunch]
- The unexpected joy of keeping secrets from social media [via Quartz]
- Creative industries need to start trusting their remote employees [via The Next Web]
- Why time management is ruining our lives [via The Guardian]
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JADEN JAM: Tinder has hired James Blunt as ‘Chief Blunt Officer’, critiquing profiles and offering advice in a new ad campaign.