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Instagram will tell you when ‘you’re all caught up’ with your feed – 22.05.2018

Instagram will tell you when ‘you’re all caught up’ with your feed 

Currently being tested with a select group of Instagrammers, the popular app will show a message that reads, ‘You’re all caught up,’ when you’ve seen everything there is to see in your feed.

Read more here.

 * Part of Instagram’s aim is to prevent so-called ‘passive browsing,’ freeing you up to go and do something more useful instead. However, this will ultimately mean users spend less time on the social networking service – what does this mean for the future of the platform? * 

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This Twitter bot invents the most heinous flavours of Fanta ever

 The Fake Fanta bot comes up with new flavour ideas every hour, and without fail they’re always pretty amusing. Every time you visit this webpage, it produces a random Fanta flavour. 

Read more here.  

* A novelty way of encouraging website traffic and engagement, whilst also highlighting the advanced capabilities of bots.*

 

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eBay launches personalised feature tailoring homepage to individuals

eBay has launched Interests, a feature that allows individual shoppers to have a tailored experience based on their passions, hobbies and style. Interests generates a curated homepage based on a combination of user likes and dislikes and data on their individual patterns of shopping and browsing.

Read more here.  

*It seems that ebay is looking to other services such as Netflix and Amazon as inspiration – tailoring the homepage recommendations according to interests, past searches etc. Will this help revive the platform?*

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