Thursday, June 30, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Snapchat's New Program Will Pay Black Content Creators – The Root

Photo: i_am_zews (Shutterstock)For the past few years, Black social media influencers and content creators have put social media companies on notice that they play a major role in what goes viral on their platforms and deserve to be recognized (and compensated) for their work. Since then, TikTok, YouTube and others have gone out of their way to launch programs designed to support and nurture creators of color. After all, a world without our dance videos, beauty tutorials and duets would not be a fun place to be.Now Snapchat is working with Google Pixel, UNCMMN, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Media to support the work of Black content creators through their Black Creator Accelerator program. The year-long program begins in November 2022 and will provide 25 Black content creators with a $10,000 per month stipend to support their efforts from idea to execution, personal mentorship, networking opportunities and access to workshops led by experts across Snapchat. Google Pixel will also provide brand new Quick Tap to Snap-enabled Pixel 7 Pro devices.Eligible applicants must be emerging content creators who are 18 years or older and self-identify as Black. They must also create positive content that aligns with Snapchat’s values of…

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Snapchat Plus adds BFFs and Story stats for $3.99 a month – KnowTechie

Social Snap apparently has more features planned for the service. Snapchat has officially launched its own premium subscription, Snapchat Plus. For $3.99 a month, you get some cosmetic improvements and a chance to use “exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features” in the app.Snapchat hasn’t released many details about what you get for your money. It sounds kinda like Twitter Blue, in that you get features before the rest of Snapchat’s users.Similarly, you get the ability to change the style of the app icon on your phone.“This subscription will allow us to deliver new Snapchat features to some of the most passionate members of our community and allow us to provide prioritized support.” – Snap Inc.The Verge reports that only a few other features are available right now. You can pin one friend to the top of your chat history, as a “BFF.” You also get the ability to see who re-watched your Snapchat Story.That’s the full list of the launch features, for which again, you will pay $3.99 for the privilege. What you don’t get is an ad-free experience in the app.Image: KnowTechieYouTube’s subscription removes advertising for the paying customers, which is nice, but does cost $11.99 a month. Twitter Blue…

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Snap unveils paid subscription app called Snapchat+ – New York Post

Social media firms like Snap are under pressure as companies cut back on ad budgets. REUTERS Snap on Wednesday launched a paid version of the Snapchat app in the US, priced at $3.99 a month, and a few other markets, in a major step away from a revenue model dependent mostly on advertising. Snap, which had teased the subscription version, Snapchat+, earlier this month, said it would be available in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates at launch. Social media firms are under pressure as companies cut back on ad budgets in response to rising costs and weakening consumer spending. Last month, Snap said it would miss revenue and profit targets for the second quarter and would have to slow hiring and lower spending, sending its shares down over 40% in a single day.  Initial features in the paid version include the ability to change the app’s icon, see who re-watched a story and pin other users on chat history as a “BFF,” Snap’s senior vice president of product, Jacob Andreou, told tech news site The Verge.

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Snapchat partners with Google, Will Smith to pay 25 Black content creators $120000 a year

Social media company Snapchat is partnering with Google Pixel, Will and Jada Pinkett Smiths’ Westbrook Media, and others for its effort aimed at supporting Black content creators.  According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the campaign — called the 523 program, referring to Snapchat’s original office’s address: 523 Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach, California — will give 25 Black content creators support and other resources to help them get the recognition they deserve. Will Smith attends Paramount Pictures’ premiere of “Gemini Man” in October 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) “Black creators face unique systemic barriers across the creator industry — from disparities in compensation and attribution, to toxic experiences and more,” Snapchat officials said in a statement. “We believe one of the ways we can help remove some of those barriers is to provide mentorship and financial resources to emerging Black creators in the early stages of their professional career.” To qualify for the program, candidates must identify as Black and be an emerging talent who is over the age of 18. The 25 content creators chosen will receive $10,000 a month as a stipend for a year, a new Google Pixel, plus things like mentoring, partner education from…

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Substantive Due Process Right to Privacy in Medical Information – Reason Magazine

The Supreme Court hasn't made clear whether such a constitutional right to be free from government disclosure of private information (as opposed to the indubitably existing right to be free from unreasonable searches), even setting aside the Dobbs debate; see NASA v. Nelson (2011). But some lower courts have recognized it, see, e.g., Marsh v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. 2012), and this morning's decision by Judge Matthew Kennelly (N.D. Ind.) in Logan v. City of Evanston follows Seventh Circuit precedent on this point: … Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook … published onto his personal Snapchat story several photos of individuals who were of interest in Evanston police investigations. Cook also published these individuals' dates of birth and last known addresses. Some of the individual photos had comments like "in custody" or "DOA" (dead on arrival) handwritten next to the image. The word "pending" appeared next to Logan's identifying information, and "HIV" was handwritten next to his image…. Social media users who saw Cook's story subsequently shared the photos and personal information on Facebook and through text messages. Days later on February 22, Logan took an HIV test, which was negative, to rebut the perceived public belief that he…

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How To Uninstall iOS 16 Beta: Let's Downgrade to iOS 15 – Considering Apple

The new iOS 16 beta release is now available for iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and other qualifying iPhone models, allowing developers to get hands-on experience with the new capabilities before updating their apps. Other users, on the other hand, may have loaded the iOS 16 beta update on their primary devices in order to be among the first to experience the new features. Beta upgrades might be problematic and cause the battery to drain more quickly than usual. And as we mentioned it in or earlier post that it is not a wise decision to install the beta version on your iPhone as it may create many problems.  Fortunately, users may uninstall iOS 16 beta version even after installing iOS 16 beta 2 or any later iOS 16 beta update on your iPhone. Once you update your iPhone to the iOS 16 beta version, you will most likely receive all beta updates until the final version of iOS is released. However, uninstalling the iOS 16 Beta profile may help you. It not only helps you in getting rid of the beta program, but it also halts the beta updates, which are almost certainly riddled with flaws. How to Uninstall iOS…

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Texas could do more to track social media threats in schools | KXAN Austin

This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows a woman looking at Social Networking applications Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Twitter, Messenger… This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows a woman looking at Social Networking applications Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Twitter, Messenger and Linkedin on a smartphone (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images) by: Jennifer Sanders Posted: Jun 24, 2022 / 05:03 PM CDT Updated: Jun 24, 2022 / 05:03 PM CDT This story is part of a KXAN series of reports called “Stop Mass Shootings,” providing context and exploring solutions surrounding gun violence in the wake of the deadly Uvalde school shooting. We want our reports to be a resource for Texans, as well as for lawmakers who are convening a month after the events in Uvalde to discuss how the state should move forward. Explore all “Stop Mass Shootings” stories by clicking here. AUSTIN (KXAN) — At the Texas Capitol this week, lawmakers questioned the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, or TCMHCC, about ways it is addressing social media threats and concerns as part of their investigations into the deadly Uvalde school shooting. The consortium is designed to identify distressed children…

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