Could this new Instagram feature facilitate combat online bullies?

Bullying on social media and the way to intervene amid a problem — or even understand when a problem is occurring — has been an extremely discussed topic in recent years.


Instagram is introducing a brand new feature for which it’s making an attempt to form artificial intelligence that’s smart enough to notice such inappropriate behavior.


There are already features in place, like flagging content or fully blocking a user, however Francesco Fogu, an Instagram designer who works on well-being, told Time magazine those might not be the way people wish to go.

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TikTok parent ByteDance is reportedly creating a smartphone.

ByteDance, the corporate behind video app TikTok, is reportedly building its own smartphone too. According to 2anonymous sources in a financial Times report, the phone would come preloaded with ByteDance’s many apps — which include the news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, the ubiquitous TikTok, and in line with some rumors, an unreleased streaming music service.


The financial Times says that ByteDance ceo Zhang Yiming has “long dreamt” of building a smartphone filled with preloaded apps. The Beijing-based company confirmed a deal with phone maker Smartisan early this year, saying it had acquired a patent portfolio and employed some Smartisan employees. ByteDance claimed this would help it “explore the education business,” however this recent news casts the purchase in a new light.

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Instagram social media marketing

Instagram is steadily becoming one of the most popular and engaging social media apps. With over 25 million registered business accounts, it has become a proven social media platform for marketing and brand building. About 100 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day by its huge, active user base that you, as a business, can tap into.

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TikTok for money

TikTok has grown quite a bit within the past year and that means more money for influencers as more brands are willing to partner with influencers on the platform. Whereas there’s no equivalent YouTube partner program on TikTok (YouTube shares ad revenue), you can still make quite a bit of money if you know the way to monetize your audience on TikTok. Top TikTok users have millions of followers and can make millions of dollars per year. Here are some ways to try and do so:

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Instagram Launches ‘Checkout on Instagram’ to Facilitate In-App shopping

After edging towards eCommerce for some time, and evolving its various tools to better facilitate on-platform shopping, Instagram is currently taking the next step with the introduction of a brand new checkout option within the app.

As you can see, the new process takes Instagram’s ‘Shopping Tags’ to the next level – currently, rather than a ‘View on Website’ button once you tap through, users can see a ‘Checkout on Instagram’ option, which will enable them to make a purchase right there and then, before returning straight back to their Insta feed.

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