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Instagram launches a ‘creators’ account to encourage more…creation – TechCrunch

A new tool from Instagram launched this week called @creations. The tool comes in the form of a dedicated account that will deliver tips and tricks to users hoping to become more active on the platform. This new feature should also help the app build a more doable alternative to YouTube for individual creators looking to try a different platform.  

Instagram Creators
Source: Instagram

Levi’s and Google are launching new denim jackets that can answer phone calls and control your music – Business Insider

Levi’s is bringing a new element to two of its most iconic jackets. The company is teaming up with Google’s Jacquard platform to create a “smart” jacket that lets people leave their phones in their pocket and use the sleeve almost like a touchpad. The tech-enabled jackets will let people wearing the jacket answer calls, control their music, and get directions by using hand gestures.

Source: Jacquard by Google

Facebook Joins Instagram in Testing Hiding ‘Likes’ From Posts – Fortune

A few months ago, Instagram announced it would test hiding the number of likes users receive on their posts — now Facebook is joining in. The test hides likes and video view counts, which is currently being conducted in Australia. Users affected by this can still see their counts; however, they will not be able to compare them to other users. The company is determining if the test will expand to other countries

Gen Z Is The Most Progressive — and Least Partisan — Generation – Teen Vogue

Gen Z is setting themselves apart from other generations in another area — this time it is politics. The shift by Gen Z voters will make their mark as the nation gears up for the 2020 elections. It comes to no surprise that Generation Z is among the most progressive and diverse in the country’s history, as research suggests that Generation Z has adapted a worldview that embraces more diverse viewpoints.

Gen Z Politics
Source: Charlotte Ager