The Week That Was: Social – 03/05/19
3rd May 2019
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.
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.
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 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 has released a new feature, allowing influencers to tag their products and allow followers to shop in-app.
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