The Week That Was: Social – 03/05/19

3rd May 2019

‘Tinder for Teens’ using facial recognition to prevent abuse

So-called ‘Tinder for Teens’ app Yubo used facial recognition technology to verify age to prevent child sexual abuse, as well as ensure all users meet their minimum age requirement of 13 years of age.

Spotify playlists are the new DJs

As more and more millennials look to Spotify’s curated playlists, these playlists become the equivalent of top music charts. As the music industry is now profiting more off of streaming than any other medium, a place on top Spotify playlists is key to success.

Instagram vows to crack down on content that encourages anorexia

The move follows a statement from the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, who met with social media giants this week. Topics discussed included content that promotes self-harm and suicide, as well as anti-vaccination misinformation.

Uber updates features to include TFL information

Uber has updated its app featured in London to include public TFL information. The transport giant says the move will help users choose the best journey for their needs, allowing them to compare transport options.

Instagram releases shopping for influencers

Instagram has released a new feature, allowing influencers to tag their products and allow followers to shop in-app.

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