YouTube dislike count is disappearing across the platform

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The online video service will keep that particular metric private for the channel owner. The YouTube dislike count located next to the thumbs-down icon will be removed across the entire platform, according to a recent announcement from the company. The count will still remain, but it will become available only to the owner of the channel. The decision to eliminate the YouTube dislike count from public view is likely to be a controversial one, as are all changes that impact the public use of that platform. The main reason that…

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Trust in mobile commerce accuracy is very low among online shoppers

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About 6 in 10 consumers do not entirely trust that their orders will be filled as requested. A new Zebra study has revealed that the confidence consumers may once have had in mobile commerce seems to have dwindled. This trend has forced retailers to place a priority on boosting their labor and supply chain capabilities. The Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ stock symbol ZBRA) 14th Annual Global Shopper Study showed that there is a massive gap in consumer trust when it comes to what they expect from their mobile commerce experience.…

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73 percent of millennials use mobile commerce 1 to 4 times weekly

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New Tapjoy data has revealed that this generation is shopping on their phones very regularly. Millennials absolutely love using mobile commerce and are doing so between one and four times every week according to a survey of customers on the MobileVoice by Tapjoy. The research showed that most millennials were shopping on their phones at least one time per week. The mobile commerce data was published in the annual Modern Mobile Gamer 2021: Millennials Edition. The research involved a survey of 5,028 people in the millennial generation during the first…

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TikTok challenge trend leads to warning from California Teachers Association

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A list of monthly video themes has students recording themselves as the “Slap a Teacher”. A concerning list of TikTok challenge themes has been released, encouraging students to record themselves in behaviors such as vandalism, theft, and now violence has taken off across the United States. This month, the list instructs students to “Slap a Teacher” which has raised alarm among instructors. This week, the California Teachers Association released a statement in which it warned “Educators Beware!”, and which was shared on Facebook. It informed teachers of the nature of…

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Mobile commerce is particularly strong among Android users throughout pandemic

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App Annie, Liftoff and Poq data showed a spike in shopping app use as shoppers avoid in-person stores. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to anyone at all that mobile commerce exploded in popularity as the pandemic set in, and consumers sought to avoid contact through in-person shopping. That said, what is interesting according to recent data, is that it took off among Android users in particular, surpassing iOS users. Worldwide, there was a 49 percent increase in the amount of time using of shopping apps as of…

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