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New way for content creators to make money from their following

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People have been buying, or selling new and used items on Facebook marketplace for the past few years, and now Instagram is joining the party with its own version.

Facebook has announced that its social media platform Instagram will soon have its own marketplace.

It’s a new way for Instagram influencers to make money from their content.

In a video on the social media platform, Instagram’s boss says “branded content is the economic engine behind the creator ecosystem.”

The moves are all part of a swing of new measures designed to generate revenue for users of the popular social media platform.

Ticker’s social media expert Dr Karen Sutherland From the University of the Sunshine Coast, says creators will be the winners of this new feature.

For many years Instagram avoided brand partnerships for fears of over-commercialisation.

So, many deals have been done between brands and content creators – off the record

Often people with a high following get contacted by brands via email or direct message.

They get asked to promote products and receive the product for free or get paid in a sponsored arrangement.

Therefore, introducing creator shops could be a game-changer for the way influencers make money from their following.

Kylie Jenner is one of most followed instagram users with over 221 million followers. BBC reported Kylie Jenner is paid around $1.2 million for a single post on Instagram,

The new feature is still in the works, with finer details on how the marketplace will function yet to come.

But it seems instagram wants a slice of the influencer pie, whilst trying to help millions of instagrammers make their own money on the platform too.

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Ed Sheeran tests positive to COVID

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British pop sensation Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19

The 30 year-old revealed his positive result in a statement to fans, and stated that he will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates.

“Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for COVID, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,”

Sheeran wrote on Instagram.


The news come ahead of his highly anticipated fourth studio album “EQUALS” which will be unveiled this coming Friday.

Representatives of Sheeran did not immediately say which performances he was cancelling and which he would carry out from home.

Sheeran’s official website lists no performances before April.

It is also currently unclear if the singer is vaccinated against coronavirus.

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Friends actor dies, aged 59

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A much-loved actor, best known for his role as Gunther in the hit sit-com series, Friends, has died on Sunday from cancer, at just 59 years old

James Michael Tyler was first diagnosed with an advanced form of prostate cancer in September 2018 which inspired him to become an advocate for the disease.

His manager says he “loved live music” and “if you met him once you made a friend for life”.

In his role on Friends, he played a barista at the Central Perk cafe where he had an unfulfilled crush on one of the main characters, Rachel.

He also had roles in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and other TV movies and shows.

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New details – ‘super unsafe’ conditions on Baldwin film set

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Following the fatal shooting on the film set of Alec Baldwin’s “Rust”, new details are emerging about complaints previously made about an assistant director

The complaints made against the individual, Dave Halls date back to two movies in 2019 and include disregard for safety protocols for weapons and inappropriate sexual behaviour.

In a statement to CNN, a propmaker who worked with Halls back in 20-19 says that while working on Hulu’s “Into the Dark” the assistant director neglected to hold safety meetings and consistently failed to announce the presence of a firearm on set.

These new details follow the court identifying that Halls was in fact the assistant director who handed Baldwin the loaded gun on set.

The loaded gun was fired and struck the film’s cinematographer, who was later pronounced dead at a New Mexico hospital.

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