The League of Legends community is lashing out against a PAX West panel held by Riot Games that included a period meant exclusively for women and non-binary participants. The discussion took place over Reddit and Twitter and engulfed discussion forums over the Labor Day weekend, with the tension continuing into the week. Riot had a multi-day presence at PAX West, including a two-day viewing party for the NA LCS semi-final matches. On Aug. 31, in room 613, according to the event’s official description, Riot hosted “a variety of sessions to support women and non-binary folks who are interested in getting into games professionally,” with presentations given by women from Riot. The day began with one-on-one resume reviews and feedback, and continued into game design discussions. When League of Legends fans saw the exclusive sessions and review block, they began to ask questions on social media. Riot Games recruiter Mel Capperino-Garcia clarified the policy in response to … [Read more...] about A PAX West panel adds to the current Riot Games controversy
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INSTAGRAM's most popular accounts are set to undergo a radical change in the coming weeks. The Facebook-owned app has announced that it's cramming a lot more info into profiles, including an account's location. It's all part of Facebook's push to outline its most trustworthy users, starting with trust ratings for members of its main social network, as it continues to grapple with the spread of misinformation and fake news across its legion of apps. These profile modifications won't affect general users with small followings, but Instagram did outline a number of updates that will impact you, such as the ability to request verification and added security features. Read on to find out about all of the app's sweeping changes. Instagram profiles – what's new? Instagram's new "About this Account" feature will be available for the platform's biggest profiles to help you "evaluate the authenticity of the account". You'll be able to tap the menu button to find more info on popular users, … [Read more...] about Instagram’s biggest profiles are changing – here’s what you need to know
IT is now possible to apply to get verified on Instagram. Here's all you need to know about getting that coveted blue tick. How do you get verified on Instagram? Accounts with large audiences can directly ask for verification using a form rather than waiting out for Instagram to grant them the status. To apply you have to go to your profile, tap settings and they click on "request verification". At that point you need to give Instagram your account name, your full name, and a legal or business ID. Eventually the Facebook owned app will get back to you and let you know if your request has been granted or rejected. The hot seat Where to Search Between Three Oversized Seats in Fortnite's Week 8 challenge MEAN SCREEN Samsung's FIRST 8K TV is coming to UK before Christmas - but there's a catch CORE OF THE PROBLEM? Apple engineer says pressure to design iPhone is reason I’m divorced GUN FUN Is this controversial Call of Duty game about Russia getting a reboot? please be seated Fortnite … [Read more...] about How do you get verified on Instagram and how many followers do you need to be able to link in your Instagram story?
YOUTUBE has sparked fury among users with a major new change to how you see videos. Some users are seeing their Subscription Feeds out of time order – with videos promoting using algorithms instead. When you go onto your YouTube homepage, you'll find a Subscription Feed. This kicks off with a Today section, showing you a reverse-chronological list of all of the videos posted by YouTubers you subscribe to. That means you'll always see the latest videos posted by your favourite channels. But some users are now being shown out-of-order lists, which means you won't necessarily see the latest videos. This so-called "personalised order" recommends videos that Google-owned YouTube thinks you'll want to watch. This sparked scorn from users, who blasted YouTube on social media. One irate Reddit user called/u/BandeFromMars moaned: "Who even thinks of sh*t like this at YouTube? Seriously, I don't get it. "Same thing with Instagram, just give me my damn content in chronological order with no … [Read more...] about New YouTube update leaves users FURIOUS – ‘nobody asked for this’
Instagram is adding a shopping payments feature that lets you link your credit or debit card to pay for services directly in the app. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform has quietly begun trialling the feature with UK and US users ahead of a wider rollout, confirms TechCrunch. Instagram is stocked full of retailers, ads, and celebs trying to hock items, so it didn't come as a surprise when the app brought its shopping feature to the UK in March. It lets brands add a purchase option to their posts, allowing you to buy everything from trainers to gadgets by tapping a pop-up tag, which directs you to an online shop. But now Instagram is going one better: the new feature means you won't even have to leave the app to snap up the items you like. For now it's limited to payments for booking appointments, like haircuts at your local salon and restaurant reservations. But it will soon be expanded to include movie tickets, and if it's successful, you can expect it to encompass fashion too. … [Read more...] about Instagram shopping adds credit card payments to let you make in-app purchases directly