Rest of the Day: Twitter Adds Stickers for Photos
Most of my childhood was motivated by purchasing stickers. What better reward for hard work than the sparkling star that I keep wherever I please? Twitter obviously feels the same way and they are adding new stickers with which you can decorate your photos.
- Twitter stickers are small emoji-like illustrations that adorn your photos with an interesting twist: they also make your images searchable. Stickers act like hashtags, so if you wear silly sunglasses on one photo, you’ll also be able to view all of the photos that used the same sticker. Twitter has the potential to add stickers around specific events and locations. I feel that you are not sure. Just look at this cool elephant:
- Elsewhere on the Internet, Facebook will dynamically create slideshows when you upload more than five photos at a time. Then you can edit and customize the slideshow by choosing a few music tracks, or just ignore it and go about your fun day. This feature, which was originally part of the Facebook Moments app, is currently only available for iOS [The Next Web]
- Facebook is also launching select human-curated events. You already see various offers of events in your feed, but they are all based on your activity and the activity of your friends; the difference is that Facebook employees recommend fun activities that start in ten cities in the United States. [TechCrunch]
- Google has updated Maps and Planet Earth with new, higher resolution satellite photos. Updated images from the USGS / NASA Landsat 8 satellite provide more accurate colors and more detail from a petabyte of data. [Google Maps]
- Quake is now 20 years old and developer MachineGames has released a new level for the original game to celebrate. Just put it in the Quake folder – everyone still has it installed, right? – and start fragmentation. [ MachineGames via The Verge ]