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How Instagram’s new features will impact you

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Instagram has announced two new features to benefit its users, including the long-awaited reverse chronological view

In some good news for Instagram lovers, the popular social media platform is adding two new modes to the main feed.

Instagram’s parent company Meta says the app will bring back the option to view feeds chronologically if they want to.

Five years ago Instagram switched to a more curated version of its platform that was based upon an algorithm that the user had no control over. After years of complaints, Instagram has listened to its users and introduced two new modes, favourites and following.

The following mode will offer the user more variety and control over what they see. It will help users eliminate any content they don’t want to see. This includes suggested posts and a pre-chosen algorithm.

It will allow users to see the latest posts from accounts that they follow and in the order that they are posted.

As for the favourites feature, users will have the ability to star 50 accounts, which will prioritise them in the feed. This list will not be made public.

Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri says that targeted advertisements plays a valuable role in user experience. However, users should have the right to experience Instagram with a chronological feed.

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Iran cuts internet access over “hijab violation”

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Iranian authorities say they will restrict internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets

Protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police continue to rock the Islamic Republic.

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest since the death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was apprehended in Tehran and taken to a “re-education center,” apparently for not wearing her hijab properly.

Amini’s death has sparked outrage among Iranian women, who have long been subject to repressive rules mandating their dress and behavior.

In recent years, the government has stepped up its enforcement of these rules, with morality police attacking women for offenses such as wearing loose headscarves or talking to men in public.

The death of Amini, who was reportedly beaten in custody, has galvanized young Iranians who are fed up with the repression they have faced for their entire lives.

In addition to taking to the streets, they are using social media to spread the word about the protests and to call for an end to the government’s oppressive policies.

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of protests will lead to lasting change in Iran. But one thing is clear: the country’s young people are no longer willing to tolerate the status quo.

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Video game actors are worried that they’ll replaced by AI

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A new generation of video game characters are being created, and they look eerily lifelike.

Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), these digital avatars can learn and adapt, making them more realistic than ever before.

As a result, some video game actors are worried that they may soon be replaced by AI technologies.

While it is true that AI characters can be created relatively cheaply, they still require a lot of work to create and animate.

In addition, they lack the emotional range and subtlety of human actors. As a result, it is unlikely that AI will completely take over the role of video game actors anytime soon.

However, it is possible that AI could be used to augment or supplement human performances in the future.

For example, an AI character could be used to create a basic motion-capture performance that could then be refined by a human actor.

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Whether or not AI technologies will have a role in the future of video games remains to be seen.

However, one thing is certain: the gaming industry is changing rapidly, and all those involved will need to adapt to stay ahead of the curve.

However, it’s important to remember that AI is still in its early stages of development, and it’s not clear how far it will ultimately be able to advance.

For now, video game actors still have a valuable role to play in the industry.

Their experience and performance brings a human element to video games that simply can’t be replicated by AI.

As the technology continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how it affects the role of video game actors. But for now, they can rest assured that their jobs are safe.

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YouTube to start sharing its ad revenue from Shorts

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If you create Youtube videos here’s some welcome news for your wallet

YouTube will start sharing its ad revenue.

It’s no secret the platform has been focusing in on shorts and so have its creators 

As it tries to compete with TikTok, YouTube has announced it will release a new revenue-sharing model for creators of popular short-form videos.

So starting next year thee company will pay a portion of is revenue based on videos that get the most views.

YouTube said that every month it will pool together ad revenue from Shorts.

Of that sum, an undisclosed percentage is allocated to creators, and YouTube will pay them 45 per cent of that amount.

YouTube’s growth rate in the second quarter was the slowest since Alphabet started breaking out the unit’s revenue in 2019.

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