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Instagram is taking over from TripAdvisor for restaurant reviews – 13.08.2018

Instagram is taking over from TripAdvisor for restaurant reviews

 Instagram is superceding TripAdvisor as a source of restaurant reviews because customers prefer looking at pictures to reading text, chefs and influencers have said. Many say they do not trust the restaurant reviewing website because of worries about the prominence of fake reviews.

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*Instagram is recognising its influence within the food scene – just last week, it announced a partnership with Quandoo which allows users to make reservations without leaving the app itself. Could this mark the beginning of the end for traditional review websites?*

 

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 Emoji couples might come in 55 gender and skin tone combinations

 The next generation of emoji might have options to represent a full swath of different couples holding hands, accommodating different genders and skin tones. There are also a few new emoji geared specifically toward those with disabilities. 

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 *This marks a clear shift toward inclusivity in the ever-popular world of emojis. Whilst they might be simple to create and implement, they represent an increased awareness of the diverse society in which we live in today.*

 

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 WWF launches fake luxury ivory brand to raise awareness on poaching law

 “Vintage” retailer Ivory Lane attracted public ire when it went online in Singapore this week, touting modern designer jewellery and accessories made from ivory. But the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has now revealed it was all a publicity campaign to promote awareness of the global trade in elephant ivory.

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*The protection of wildlife, and the trading of ivory in particular, has become more of a focus recently internationally, with governments in the US, UK, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan all banning the ivory trade in the last two years. This campaign not only targets those living in these geographical regions, but also makes a beeline for an industry in which ivory usage is particularly prominent, the fashion industry.*

 

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