Plus how mood music is changing streaming.
Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box. According to reports from TechCrunch, some users are seeing a prompt to “go live” – meaning start a live video broadcast – appearing right within the Facebook Camera screen, alongside other options, like the ability to use Facebook Live Audio, or create a GIF.
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A couple of Australian researchers have taken a scientific look at Trump’s tweets for a study just published in Small Business Economics, comparing his Twitter personality compares with 105 high-profile entrepreneurs and CEO personalities from around the world.
Analysing the “Big Five” traits used in psychological studies to profile someone’s personality and default demeanor – openness, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism – the researchers ranked Trump near the lowest percentile in agreeableness, but near the highest in both openness and neuroticism.
Read more about this study here.
It’s hard being The Bachelor on social media apparently. Eagle-eyed fans have speculated that Matty J. cut the winner out of latest Instagram post, with the comment feed flooded with assumptions that the identity of the cropped person was Laura Byrne (this season’s front runner).
Read the story in full here.
Another day, another lawsuit for a record label – but this time it’s Sony’s turn. A lawsuit has been brought against Sony Pictures that alleges the studio unlawfully used the T. Rex song “Debora” in Edgar Wright’s recent music-centric action movie Baby Driver, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the complaint, the son of T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan states that Sony reached out to his lawyer to request a license for the song to be included on the soundtrack, but then cut off communication shortly after Feld informed the company that its use of the song in the film was unauthorised.
Read more about the dispute here.
- Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram [via TechCrunch]
- Facebook is starting to put more posts from local politicians into people’s News Feed [via Recode]
- How Trump’s Twitter personality compares with 105 business leaders’, according to data scientists [via Quartz]
- The Lena Dunham Approach to Twitter Call-Outs [via The Atlantic]
- How a man’s viral Instagram ode to his ‘curvy’ wife went from ‘required reading’ to mocking meme [via The Washington Post]
- Fans speculate Matty J cropped the winning Bachelorette out of his Instagram photo [via The Fix]
- Spotify CEO, 2013: “I’m Absolutely Sure That Artists Will Make a Decent Living in the Next Few Years.” [via Digital Music News]
- Pitching 101 with FBi Radio MD Amelia Jenner [via The Music Network]
- Harry Styles announced for LA edition of Nova’s Red Room [via Radio Today]
- Can Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Reboot The “Best Music Scene In The World”? [via Fast Company]
- Sony Sued Over Baby Driver’s Unauthorized Music Usage [via Pitchfork]
- 200+ artists and labels join Bandcamp’s donations day [via Music Ally]
- Billboard’s ‘Artist Pass’ on Snapchat to Offer Exclusive Access to Your Favorite Music Stars [via Billboard]
- Random kid becomes instant rap legend after joining Run the Jewels onstage at Lollapalooza [via Consequence of Sound]
- Foo Fighters’ 32-song, three-and-a-half hour Lollapalooza aftershow was something to behold [via Consequence of Sound]
- The Grammys Set Their Sights On China [via hypebot]
- LCD Soundsystem are previewing new music in an ice cream truck [via NME]
- Turn Down for This! How Mood Music Is Changing Streaming [via Billboard]
- Despacito just became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time in seven months [via The Verge]
- YouTube Music gains ability to download songs, albums, and playlists [via Digital Trends]
- Bose accidentally reveals unreleased headphones in email newsletter [via The Verge]
- Google creating Snapchat Discover competitor called Stamp [via Digital Trends]
- Snapchat reportedly turned down a $30B offer from Google — but what if it hadn’t? [via The Next Web]
- Tinder swipes left on those lame tiger selfies [via Mashable]
- Google and Facebook envision Stories for news, not social [via TechCrunch]
- HT&E launches Australian events business, creates esports league [via Mumbrella]
- The BBC is rolling out a new font designed for mobile screens [via The Verge]
- How Nike turned the shoe drop into a high-tech treasure hunt [via Mashable]
- More than a black “Friends”: the brilliant, subversive message of Alan Yang and Jay-Z’s sitcom spoof [via Quartz]
JADEN JAM: Apparently Italians are so bad at passwords, Google is hosting workshops for them.