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Facebook's new corporate name is Meta, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday, in an apparent effort to recast the company's public image from battered social network to tech innovator focused on building the next generation of online interaction, known as the
Service Marketplace, a new feature that will let people advertise themselves for short-term engagements to those looking to hire people for such roles, competing against the likes of Fiverr and Upwork for sourcing skilled knowledge workers.
After launching it officially earlier this year, Twitter has been adding functionalities to Spaces. It now supports the option to share direct links to let listeners tune into a live audio session on the web without having to log into the platform. As the company explained, this feature is for people who want their friends, who are not on Twitter, to listen in on Spaces they host.
The renaming is part of Google’s effort to differentiate small businesses with one location and those with multiple locations. This will make it easier for small business owners to manage their business on Google with a single listing. Google My Business is going to be renamed Business Profile Manager, which will be supporting larger businesses with multiple locations.
YouTube has announced that it’ll be hiding public dislike counts on videos across its site, starting today. The company says the change is to keep smaller creators from being targeted by dislike attacks or harassment, and to promote “respectful interactions between viewers and creators.” The dislike button will still be there, but it’ll be for private feedback, rather than public shaming.
Instagram has added a new feature on its apps for iOS and Android devices that will allow users to 'Rage Shake' their phones when they want to report a problem. . . . Instagram has also introduced improvements to image uploading - available only on iOS devices for now - that make it easier for users to delete individual images from a carousel after it has been uploaded.