Instagram has been a wild west for fakes and bots for years, but the news of the day is that the company is finally doing something about fake accounts and likes.
Now this is set for upheaval:
How will this impact your favorite influencer? In theory, not much. Those with genuine accounts and the hard work to show for it should be boosted. The rest? Well… let’s see.
PS. As one cynic said: “Instagram needed these fake numbers to beat Snapchat. Until now.”
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🍎 Apple suppliers suffer with uncertainty around iPhone demand - Apple has reportedly slashed production orders for all iPhone XS and XR models, but reports vary. Apple shares dropped 4%.
📸 Quite the behind-the-curtain report on Snap and CEO Evan Spiegel: “Mr. Spiegel, who spends most board meetings looking at his phone and messaging people on Snapchat, was dismissive of Mr. Lasky's concerns.”
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📺 Bill Gates writes, “If you want to understand Silicon Valley, watch ‘Silicon Valley’.”
🏳🌈 Taiwanese publication Apple Daily is reporting HTC’s chairwoman, Cher Wang, has donated millions to anti-LGBT efforts.
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🛳 Norwegian company plans to power their cruise ships with dead fish biogas
😿 RIP Bill Godbout: Californian wildfires claims the life of a Silicon Valley legend.
🧱 Cards Against Humanity buys area of US border to prevent Trump building his wall (yes, eminent domain is a thing but the company "retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.”
We start Chart Tuesday with a tip:
Now, how does that work? It isn’t just what people have been searching for. Here's autocomplete in graph form:
More from Reddit, including the tool used to create this chart.
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