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Twitter brings K-Pop Fans closer to Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards will take place on 2 December 2015, at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong and the best way to catch the live action is through Twitter. Channel M (@Channel_M_Asia) will use Twitter to provide live broadcast of the Awards highlights on Periscope, backstage videos, celebrity GIFs, to share with fans following #2015MAMA all over the world


Follow @Channel_M_Asia and @MnetMAMA to stay on top of the Mnet Asian Music Awards in real-time. Use #2015MAMA, #loveMAMA, and #lookMAMA hashtags on Twitter to join the conversation with other K-Pop music fans worldwide.

Celebrities expected at the awards include Big Bang, (@ygent_official, @YG_GlobalVIP, @IBGDRGN, @ForvictoRi, @Realtaeyang), CL (@chaelinCL), Girls’ Generation (@GirlsGeneration), Infinite (@Official_IFNT), f(x) (@llama_ajol), JY Park (@followjyp), PSY (@psy_oppa), Uee (@uuuei), Park Shin Hye (@ssinz), Park Ji Yoon( @raellepark), Apink (@Apink_2011) and many more.

Fans will also be able to experience the excitement and glamour of the Awards’ red carpet, as Twitter will set up a Vine360 Booth at the event, which will capture 360-degree views of the K-Pop stars and their celebrity fashion on the red carpet. The exclusive video content will be featured on @MnetMAMA (in Korean/English) and retweeted on @Channel_M_Asia (in Mandarin/English) throughout the red carpet event, which will start at 5pm on 2 December.

Twitter replacing Favorites with Likes

Some of you might have noticed that the Favorites button (that Star icon below every tweet) has been replaced by a Heart icon. Twitter is killing the Favorites feature and replacing it with Likes. Yes, just like Facebook.


According to Twitter, the heart is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling users to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.

What do you think about the new Like feature? Will it make you Like more tweets compared to Favorites?

Facebook Reactions – respond to Facebook posting with emoji

Remember the rumoured Dislike button that Facebook is working on. Well, Facebook is now testing out something call Facebook Reactions and its not really a Dislike button. Its using emoji to express other emotions other than likes.

The Facebook Reactions is a set of emoji displayed as a drop-down menu below the usual Like Button and will be available both on Pages and User Profiles. There are seven emoji for now: Like, Love, Haha, Yay, Wow, Sad and Angry.


Facebook is currently testing out the Facebook Reactions in Ireland and Spain.

Honestly speaking, I’m not a fan of this Facebook Reactions. Now instead of just having 20 Likes to a Facebook post, I might be getting 10 Likes, 1 Love, 3 Haha, 2 Yay, 1 Wow and 3 Angry. Is there really a need for a single button to express different emotions?

I know there are situations where Liking a post isn’t appropriate and that’s why Facebook came up with this Facebook Reaction. But how is a Sad emoji appropriate? Your dog passed away last night? Come, let me click on the Sad emoji. OH COME ON! Are we so lacking in empathy that we can’t even bother to spend a few minutes to type a few words of condolences? If you can’t even be bothered to offer a few words of condolences, then maybe you shouldn’t even bother clicking on the Sad emoji.

The Like button is successful because it is simple. You click on it if you like the post. If you don’t like it, don’t click it. What is so difficult about that? Why do we need to complicate the Like Button by adding more emotions to it?

Facebook working on a Dislike button

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that the company is working on a Dislike button. The Dislike button was one of the most requested feature on Facebook but implementing such a button may be tricky and lead to widespread negativity and abuse on the social networking site. That’s why the Dislike button has been a subject of much discussion over the years.

But wait. Don’t click on the Dislike button on this yet. Facebook will not be implementing the Dislike button like what YouTube did. In fact, the social networking site is exploring a way to let users express emotion other than Like. It is not meant as a tool to vote up or vote down a Facebook posting.

The new feature will allow users to express empathy easily. Lets say for example your friend post on Facebook that he met a car accident. It just doesn’t feel right to click on the Like button on situation like this.

Mark Zuckerberg said that the Dislike button is “surprisingly complicated” to create but Facebook will soon begin testing before a wider roll out. Although we still don’t know how it will look like, there are some rumours that it has something to do with a patent filed in 2013.

Will we be using emoji to express empathy? Well…. we will find out soon.

Twitter Highlights nows on Android

Twitter just introduced Highlights today for Android users. Highlights is a simply summary of the most interesting things on Twitter for users delivered via push notification.


Highlights will change the way users use Twitter. Currently, the home timeline is the place where users browse and engage with Tweets. For old time users like me, we are used to this method of using Twitter. But some newer users and those who don’t use Twitter as often might find it intimidating or challenging. That’s why Twitter introduced Highlights to let users get the most out of it no matter how much time they spend on the social media platform.

Highlights provides a fast and simple Twitter summary to let users catch up on interesting thing quickly. To create Highlights, Twitter looks at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people that the user follow, Tweets from people they are closely tied to, topics and events that are trending in the area or within their network, and people that are popular or trending among people they follow.

Highlight in English is now available to all Android users. Twitter will extend this experience globally in all 35+ languages that Twitter supports. Twitter will consider bringing Highlights to other platforms in the future.