CNET: Libraries lean on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reel you in. “The success libraries are having on social media helps them combat their biggest challenge: the perception they’re just old buildings bulging with dusty books. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram let libraries tell the world that they have more to offer.”
Mashable: Snapchat’s redesigned camera can ‘scan’ for GIFs and help you with math homework . “Snapchat’s camera is about to get a lot smarter. The company unveiled new search features for its in-app camera, including the ability to search for GIFs and solve math equations. The new features were announced today at the company’s first Partner Summit event in Los Angeles.”
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.”
Poynter: Misinformation is inciting violence around the world. And tech platforms don’t seem to have a plan to stop it.. “On Monday, French police arrested 20 people accused of attacking Roma people in the suburbs of Paris. In one attack, about 50 people armed with sticks and knives attacked Roma living in a slum and set fire to their cars. The Guardian reported that the attacks occurred following the re-emergence of an old online hoax that warns people about white vans that are being used to kidnap women and children — a false claim that has roots in medieval stereotypes about the Roma. Interestingly, the misinformation spread on both Facebook and Snapchat; the latter has mostly escaped scrutiny for its role in spreading bogus claims.”
CNET: Snapchat unveils new games that let you play with friends. “Snapchat is leveling up on mobile games. The company on Thursday introduced new games to its platform during the Snap Partner Summit. Snap Games is launching with six games, rolling out worldwide Thursday.”
The Polytechnic: Sending the right Snapchat is a science. “Though it seemed meticulous, maybe even a little insane, every detail mattered. The setting, timing, stickers, filters—they all carry their own weight, and we’ve learned to recognize the message each detail sends. We’ve created our own science: ‘Snapchat psychology.’ Practiced by millennials across the nation, ‘Snapchat psychology’ is our form of poetry.” Great writing here.
MakeUseOf: How to Use Filters on Snapchat Quickly and Easily. “Snapchat filters have grown increasingly popular since their introduction in 2015. But if you’re new to Snapchat, you may be confused about how to use filters on Snapchat. However, once you start, filters can prove addictive. So, how do you use filters on Snapchat? And what’s the difference between filters, geofilters, and lenses? In this article, We explain everything you need to know about using Snapchat filters.”