A new tool from Instagram launched this week called @creations. The tool comes in the form of a dedicated account that will deliver tips and tricks to users hoping to become more active on the platform. This new feature should also help the app build a more doable alternative to YouTube for individual creators looking to try a different platform.
Levi’s is bringing a new element to two of its most iconic jackets. The company is teaming up with Google’s Jacquard platform to create a “smart” jacket that lets people leave their phones in their pocket and use the sleeve almost like a touchpad. The tech-enabled jackets will let people wearing the jacket answer calls, control their music, and get directions by using hand gestures.
A few months ago, Instagram announced it would test hiding the number of likes users receive on their posts -- now Facebook is joining in. The test hides likes and video view counts, which is currently being conducted in Australia. Users affected by this can still see their counts; however, they will not be able to compare them to other users. The company is determining if the test will expand to other countries
Gen Z is setting themselves apart from other generations in another area -- this time it is politics. The shift by Gen Z voters will make their mark as the nation gears up for the 2020 elections. It comes to no surprise that Generation Z is among the most progressive and diverse in the country’s history, as research suggests that Generation Z has adapted a worldview that embraces more diverse viewpoints.