TechCrunch: Snapchat tries ‘Status’ location check-ins

TechCrunch: Foursnap? Snapchat tries ‘Status’ location check-ins. “Today’s teens missed the Foursquare era, so Snapchat is giving them another shot with a new feature to aid in-person meetups. Snapchat is now testing Status, an option to share to the Snap Map a Bitmoji depicting what you’re up to at a certain place. You could show your little avatar playing video games, watching TV, asking friends to hit you up and more. And Snapchat will compile these into a private diary of what you’ve been doing, called Passport.”

Google Maps Now Lets You Add Events For Users to See: How it Works (The Quint)

The Quint: Google Maps Now Lets You Add Events For Users to See: How it Works. “Google Maps is a resourceful platform and it’s getting even more helpful with this new feature spotted on the Android app. The navigation part of Maps has been used by millions of users on a daily basis and soon, they will be able to add events in a location with photos and even mark the website connected to the event.”

Mashable: Facebook wants you to hype events in Stories

Mashable: Facebook wants you to hype events in Stories. “Facebook’s latest tactic to push users from News Feed into Stories? Get them to hype events. The social network is testing a new feature that lets users share Facebook events directly in their Stories. The feature is being tested in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil, but could eventually roll out more broadly. “

Pursuit: How to Find the Truth on Twitter

Pursuit: How to Find the Truth on Twitter. “Social media is becoming many people’s main source of information, so finding a way to assess what is genuine and what is fake is increasingly important. We have developed a framework, published in PLOS One, that assesses whether an event reported in a tweet is likely to be a witness account or not, by assessing the evidence of whether the tweeter is on-the-ground at the event.”

Google Blog: Making plans? We can help.

Google Blog: Making plans? We can help. . “Hear about an amazing event but can’t remember where to buy the tickets? Have trouble finding the right activity to do with your sister who has two toddlers? Looking for something fun to do nearby tonight? Now Google can help. Today on the Google app and mobile web in the U.S., doing a search for events brings up a clear summary of activities from sites from across the web like Eventbrite, Meetup and more, that might be just what you’re looking for.”