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Gucci is using Instagram to explore historical beauty – 21/09/2018

Gucci is using Instagram to explore historical beauty The luxury house has launched a new Instagram account that archives beauty in art through the ages. While Gucci has borrowed decadent themes from the world of art history for years, the account, @guccibeauty, provides a more permanent space for the brand to discuss how the concept…

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Twitter tests upvoting and downvoting on tweets – 20.09.2018

Twitter tests upvoting and downvoting on tweets While Facebook has been rolling out its downvote button to more users since May, Twitter has just started experimenting with an upvote/downvote system as well. Read more here. *Big social networks have traditionally moved away from reverse chronological feeds and timelines, relying instead on algorithms to surface more…

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Instagram will use ads to help users register to vote – 19.09.2018

Instagram will use ads to help users register to vote Instagram announced that it’s starting a new campaign to help encourage users to register to vote, using ads in both users’ feeds and Stories to offer an easy link with information on registering. Read more here. *This is a great way of tackling the political…

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Twitter is bringing back the chronological timeline – 18.09.2018

Twitter is bringing back the chronological timeline Twitter has announced that it will bring back a form of the pure chronological timeline that users can opt into. Read more here.   *This is a surprise decision from Twitter: since 2016, the platform has denounced the cries of disgruntled users and stuck with its decision to use…

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Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy – 17.09.2018

Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business –  with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities. Read more here.  * The company has faced fierce criticism in recent years over its failure…

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Depop spotlights its most unique sellers – 14.09.2018

Depop spotlights its most unique seller  In its first ever global campaign, the online marketplace is drawing on the app biographies of its most creative users for advertising copy. The campaign celebrates the app’s diverse, entrepreneurial community by featuring real sellers, the bios from their shops and their account handles. Read more here. *This campaign…

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Europe’s new copyright law could change the web worldwide  – 13.09.2018

Europe’s new copyright law could change the web worldwide  Members of the European Parliament recently voted for controversial articles 11 and 13. The latter lays out guidelines for technology platforms to inspect what you post for any possible copyright infringement. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/09/12/eu-just-voted-advance-digital-copyright-rules-that-would-force-google-facebook-others-pay-up/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c4434e92ba5d * Web platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, would be liable for copyright violations…

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 OkCupid now lets users define their pronouns – 12.09.2018

 OkCupid now lets users define their pronouns  The company rolled out the new gender-expressive option yesterday, a feature that’ll allow users to choose between he / him, she / her, and they / them. Read more here.  * This is the first leading dating app to launch this type of feature. It was developed after…

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Teens say social media makes them less lonely and more confident, poll finds – 11.09.2018

Teens say social media makes them less lonely and more confident, poll finds Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media ‘constantly’ and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel…

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Google’s new tool ‘Touring Bird’ is a traveller’s dream 10.09.2018

Google’s new tool ‘Touring Bird’ is a traveller’s dream   The tool is a website designed for mobile that lists tours, attractions, and activities to do in popular travel destinations. You can filter by price from zero to over $500, time of day, duration, and even by cancellation policies. Read more here.  * Touring Bird is…

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