Twitter is going forward taking extra steps to remove tweets that put people at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus as it rapidly sweeps through communities around the globe. On Wednesday, Twitter updated its safety policy to prohibit tweets that “could place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.” The new policy bans tweets denying expert guidance on the virus, encouraging “fake or ineffective treatments, preventions and diagnostic techniques” as well as tweets that mislead users by pretending to be from health authorities or experts. Twitter says Protecting the conversation The power of a uniquely open service during a public health emergency is clear. The speed and borderless nature of Twitter presents an extraordinary opportunity to get the word out and ensure pe
Twitter is developing another new feature for managing replies, this time looking to let users to turn them off except for certain groups. Suzanne Xie, Twitter's director of product management, said at a CES event on Wednesday the platform is working on a feature that will allow users to select "conversation participants" for their tweets, The Verge reports. You'll be able to choose from four options: letting anyone reply, letting only people you follow and mention reply, letting only people you mention reply, and letting no one reply at all. Twitter previously rolled out a feature allowing users to hide specific replies to their tweets, saying this was part of an effort to "change how conversations work on our service" and "give you more control over the conversations you start."
Retail giant, Makro announced on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, that shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and online store can now experience instant customer care and service by connecting with them directly via WhatsApp. Some of the features available in Makro’s chat include tracking orders, viewing current catalogs, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby stores, and having frequently asked questions (FAQs) instantly answered. "Customers can now access the information they want, when they want it, without having to endure a lengthy phone call or escalate potential queries,” says Kerry Ho, Makro’s head of digital marketing. "This bold step towards the future of customer service ensures customers have the best experience on their own terms. The addition and implementation of
Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok. It's easy to be distracted by the next update or amusement, instead of responding to emails, banking, reading the news or doing whatever it is you should be doing on your phone. Google's newly launched tool called Focus Mode, which was designed to combat distracting apps on your Android device. Originally announced last May at Google's annual I/O conference, Focus Mode pauses your most distracting apps for as long as you need with a timer that keeps you from using them for set increments. When the time's up, Google will play the app. Google believes that app timers, like those in Focus Mode, help people keep from overusing apps more than 90% of the time. You can choose which apps you'd like to pause, like Facebook and Instagram, which tend to interr
As an owner of a small business, one is always looking for ways to improve their company. Highlighted below are some of the new ways one can grow their market, improve efficiency and protect their company. Influencer marketing Scrolling through your social media, it is expected to find promotional and branded content. Today the highest-paid athletes in the world, such as Christiano Ronaldo, make more on Instagram than on the field. The technique of using a big name to sell something is not new however, social media platforms allow ads to appear on your screen with far more ease and subtly than traditional advertising. Instead of your company hiring a celebrity to appear in a commercial, that celebrity only needs to post online about the benefits of your product or service. This new age o