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In this week’s Platform Five: Twitter opens up Ticketed Spaces

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What’s changed in the last seven days? What does it mean?

Twitter opens up Ticketed Spaces, LinkedIn is shutting down LinkedIn Stories, and Instagram now requires users to enter their birth date.

Let’s take a look at these changes in more detail.

Twitter opens up Ticketed Spaces

With Spaces becoming more sophisticated each week, Twitter is “opening up Ticketed Spaces to more users, providing another way for creators to make money from their on-platform efforts.” This a key component to Twitter’s strategy for increasing engagement and usage.

Read more here.

LinkedIn is shutting down LinkedIn Stories

In July, Twitter abandoned its Stories function ‘Fleets’ and now, LinkedIn is following suit. To replace LinkedIn Stories, the app is currently developing a “reimagined video experience” which incorporates users’ feedback on the original Stories.

Read more here.

Instagram now requires users to enter their birth date

Instagram is taking another step to protect its younger users. Now, all users who have not previously entered their birth date, will now be required to do so. Prompts will ask users to enter their birthday and, if ignored, users will be “blocked from the app until they add in the required information.”

Learn more here.

Clubhouse adds spatial audio

Clubhouse is working to enrich user experience with this new update. As described by Clubhouse, spatial audio is similar to surround sound, making it sound more like a real life chat, “with each different speaker in a seemingly different position around the virtual room.”

Learn more here.

Facebook announces new experiment

Facebook’s latest experiment will “de-emphasise political posts and updates about current events in user feeds”. In addition to this, the platform will also limit political content on users’ News Feeds.

Read more here.

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