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Egg picture beats Kylie Jenner as most-liked Instagram post of all time – 14.01.19

Egg picture beats Kylie Jenner as most-liked Instagram post of all time

A picture of a plain little egg has poached the title of most-liked Instagram post from Kylie Jenner. The photograph, uploaded on January 4th, had the explicit aim of overtaking Jenner’s record breaking birth announcement to become the most-liked post on the service. The egg post officially passed Jenner’s 18 million likes on Sunday evening, and currently has just over 24.5 million likes.

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 *Egg Gang is not the only user to have attempted to amass a huge number of likes or followers with a joke account or simple post. On Twitter, Half an Onion amassed 635,000 followers in an attempt to overtake the popularity of Donald Trump’s account.*

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Twitter to make big changes: Colour-coded replies, Facebook-like updates and more

Facing slow growth and a lack of user engagement, the platform is considering going back to its roots and re-introduced instant messaging features like chat bubbles, indications that other users are online, read-receipts and other status.

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*Twitter is not winning as a “micro-blogging” platform and Coleman (VP of Product) strongly believes that bringing back instant messaging features will help the company continue to clean up the conversation on the platform and drastically lower the abuse that has long been an issue for Twitter.*

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The New York Times wants to use Amazon’s Alexa to reach new listeners

The paper is launching a series of new radio products designed for Alexa-enabled devices, including a daily news briefing, weekly quiz, and audio content tied to coverage in its Sunday print edition.

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* Numerous flash briefings are already available on Alexa devices from outlets like BBC News. But they’ve failed to really engage the public. One survey in the UK found that while 46 percent of users listened to news briefings regularly, only 1 percent considered them their smart speaker’s most valued function. The paper says the NYT will try to overcome this by recreating the characteristics that make its podcasts successful, including using a narrative audio element.*

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