Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a Hit on Twitch, Photoshop AI Can Make You Younger and More
AOC's 'Among Us' Twitch Stream Is a Hit
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played Among Us as part of her first stream on Twitch. Her new Twitch channel already has almost 250,000 followers and her live stream peaked with almost 500,000 viewers. Read more.
Facebook is Going After Fake Engagement Services
Facebook filed two separate lawsuits in against four individuals for genearting fake engagement, or providing services that are intended to artificially boost likes and followers on Instagram. Facebook is accusing defendants Sean Heilweil and Jarrett Lusso of New York of providing those services via companies such as Boostgram, which used a network of bots to automate the delivery of likes and followers of Instagram accounts. In all cases, people were unable to return items or obtain a refund. Read more.
Snapchat Reports Strong Quarter Ever
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has released its latest earnings report, showing an increase in users and improved revenue outlook, as engagement with the app rises amid COVID-19. Read more.
LinkedIn Rolls Out Stories Feature Worldwide
LinkedIn has launched its stories feature worldwide. The new feature, much like Facebook and Instagram Stories, provides an opportunity for individuals and company pages to publish photos and short videos via the mobile app. Other uses of the new format by early adopters include revealing competition winners, providing insights into ‘making of‘ new products and hosting audience Q&A‘s. Read more.
Snapchat’s Anime Lens Was a Hit
Snapchat’s anime filter was used more than 3 billion times in the first week after it was released, Snapchat said yesterday, confirming it really was a huge hit. The filter, which turns its subject into an anime character, is just the latest in a line of fun AR lenses from Snapchat that have gone viral and helped drive usage on the platform. Read more.
Photoshop’s AI Neural Filters Can Make You Younger With A Couple of Clicks
Artificial intelligence has arrived in Photoshop. The new tools include a sky replacement tool, improved AI edge selection, and a suite of image-editing tools that Adobe calls “neural filters. You can remove someone’s glasses or smooth out their spots. One of the filters even lets you transfer makeup from one person to another. The future has arrived. Read more.
Twitter is Temporarily Changing How You Retweet
Twitter is temporarily changing how everyone retweets ahead of the November 3rd US presidential election, to help prevent abuse and the spread of misinformation. Since yesterday, when you click or tap the retweet icon, Twitter will pull up the Quote Tweet composer to encourage you to write something about that tweet before you share it. All of these changes were first announced on October 9th. Read more.