We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tune-Up #374
Written by Ernie Sulastri, Tricia Lee and Jeremy Lim.
Feeling stressed out? Pinterest wants to help.
Pinterest rolled out a collection of emotional well-being activities tailored for million of users searching the visual pinboard for emotional health and related topics.
Created in partnership with Brainstorm, the Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, Vibrant Emotional Health and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the recommended activities are useful for users when they’re feeling stressed, anxious or sad. Each practice offers users an interactive way to try to improve their mood –– from tools to help someone relax (deep-breathing for example) to self-compassion exercises. People will see a prompt to explore these resources when they search for things like “stress quotes,” “work anxiety” or other terms that indicate they might be feeling down. This collection of emotional well-being activities will be available to everyone in the U.S. over the coming weeks and they hope to bring the experience to all Pinners in the near future.
Keeping up with Twitter conversations has never been easier
Twitter has been testing a new feature which allows you to receive notifications when someone replies a specific tweet. It’s currently being tested on iOS but might be rolled out to everyone else soon.
You probably have notifications on for your must-follows. Now you can get notifications when there’s a new reply to a Tweet you’re interested in! We’re testing this on iOS and Android now. pic.twitter.com/MabdFoItxc— Twitter (@Twitter) August 8, 2019
The function can be turned on by tapping on the ‘bell’ icon. Once you tap the bell, you’ll see options for top, all, or none.
- Top – Get the most interesting replies, including ones from the author, anyone they mentioned, and people you follow.
- All – Get every new reply.
- None – You won’t get any notifications when people reply.
Once you set your preference, you will be notified anytime someone replies to that specific tweet. With this, you’d be sure that you don’t miss any brewing discussions or updates again.
Facebook to launch “News” category
Facebook is gearing up for a big push into the news category with a fresh “news tab” in the upcoming months.
The tech giant’s war chest in this endeavor isn’t minute either – according to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is reportedly reaching out to big boys in the news industry, like Bloomberg, ABC news, Washing post etc, with up to $3 million in annual licensing fees, in exchange for their stories and content. With fake news and misleading information flourishing on the platform, this seems like a good step forward by Facebook in addressing these issues.