Bad news to Instagram users in Singapore, New Zealand, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Venezuela. Instagram is now showing you a curated timeline instead of the usual chronological order.
Instagram announced a few weeks ago that on average, a user miss 70 percent of the post on their feeds. So in order to “improve” your experience, Instagram will change the order of your feed to show the moments that they believe you will care about the most.
As usual, that cause a big hoo-ha on social media and many Instagram accounts were urging their followers to turn on notifications for their accounts so that they won’t miss a post. Instagram had to quickly clarify that they are only doing testing on a small selected group of users.
Hmmm….. unfortunately they have chosen Singapore as one of the guinea pigs.
It’s been more than 24 hours since Instagram turned on the curated feed for my Instagram account and I must say that the experience is horrible. Maybe I’m resistant to changes. I’m used to seeing the latest photo on my feed. But with the new change, the first image I see might be something posted a few hours ago. The feed is no longer in chronological order. You can get a post from 2 hours ago follow by a post from 40 minutes ago.
Maybe it takes a while for Instagram to understand my preference. But right now my newsfeed suck big time. I keep asking why is Instagram showing this and that? And to make things worst, refreshing the feed doesn’t do anything. You’ll still get the same picture even if someone posted something new.
So yes, if Instagram is using us for testing, here’s my feedback. It’s horrible. Give us back our chronological order feed. If you really care about users missing out on “moments we will care about the most”, then put it on another tab. Give users the option of viewing Instagram in chronological order and curated order.
UNLESS the move to curated feed is simply to make accounts pay for advertisement so that their post will show up more and not improving user experience. Then I’ll say that changing to a curated feed is a good move.

Pringles is giving away a limited edition Party Speaker with ever 3 cans of 150gm Pringles purchased.
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The Party Speaker connects easily to your smartphone, MP3 player or laptop via the cable provided. If you have more than one speakers, you can interconnect them to amplify the sound. The speaker can also attach easily to the top of a Pringles can to produce a nicer bass.
The limited edition Pringles Party Speakers is available for a limited period from now till 15 May 2015 (or till stock last). There are 5,000 speakers available islandwide. Simply purchase 3 specially marked 150gm Pringles cans, visit Pringles website and key in the unique code under the Pringles Cans membrane. The Pringles Party Speaker will be delivered to your doorstep free-of-charge within 60 days.
Oh, and remember to keep your Pringles can to use with the Party Speaker. Have fun!

As the presenting sponsor of the Blue Man Group show in Singapore, Canon Singapore is setting up a photo booth to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS).
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Canon will set up and manage a public photo booth for theater-goers at the MasterCard Sands Theatre during the entire run of the Blue Man Group show from 29 March to 24 April 2016. With a token donation, theatre-goers can amp up the fun by posing in Canon’s public photo booth and go home with a photo souvenir. All proceeds from the donation will go towards funding SCS Public Education community outreach programmes, SCS Multi-Service Centre at Bishan, SCS Hospice Care services and SCS Rehabilitation Centre services.
Now approaching their 25th year of creativity, Blue Man Group’s partnership with Canon aims to redefine entertainment in Singapore and benefit society at the same time. This will be the fifth consecutive year that Canon is sponsoring an international act as part of its commitment to the arts and community.

It’s the Mi Fan Festival again. 6th April is Xiaomi’s birthday and they have been celebrating it with great deals and discount for the fans.
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This year, Xiaomi will be having the first sale of Redmi Note 3 at 12pm. The Mi Band Pulse and 20000 mAh Mi Power Bank will also be available for the first time this Mi Fan Festival. There will also be Mi phone deals, cash and products coupons and Mi item discounts.
For more details of the deals, visit Xiaomi Facebook page.

*Rants and spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned*
Please excuse me for ranting here. I’m writing this after watching The Walking Dead season 6 finale. I know a lot of this are just anger and may not make sense. But to be honest, I haven’t been so pissed with a TV show for so long.
Most of you know that I’m a huge The Walking Dead fan. Like everyone, I was eagerly anticipating the introduction of Negan since Rick and gang arrived Alexandria. The show has been teasing Negan since the mid season break. And most fans know there’s only one way to introduce Negan to the world. And that is to kill a character in the show.
And this is not going to be a minor character. In the comic book, Negan killed Glenn. We don’t know if they will do the same for TV. But we know it is going to be a major character. And so everyone watched the 90 minutes season finale with much anticipation and fear. Fear that their favorite character will be killed.
But what do we get? 90 minutes of dragging. From one road block to another. But ok, its just building up to the final moment. We get it. And Negan didn’t disappoint. He is great. He’s evil yet charismatic. Absolutely great. And you know he mean business.
Then the stupid cliffhanger. Instead of showing us who was killed, all we got is the victim’s point of view and fade out. And we’ll need to wait till season 7 to find out who was killed. I know there is a need for cliffhanger to get fans excited and looking forward to the next season. But this is just too much. It’s down right insulting to all The Walking Dead fans who are following the series.
And do you know the stupid thing about this cliffhanger? It’s not going to stay a secret for long. They are going to start filming season 7 soon. And we all know that there are people stalking the set. It’s just a matter of time before someone guessed who got killed by Negan. And that news will definitely be spreading like wildfire before the start of season 7. So what’s the point of having this cliffhanger at this time and age?
Instead, why not show us who got killed in the season 6 finale? After all, there is a even bigger cliffhanger out there. What is Rick and gang going to do after that major character died? The Walking Dead completely missed the opportunity to pull the fans’ heartstring by having one of the biggest build up leading to the shocking death of a major character. It’s just stupid.
I know they are doing this for the viewership. Maybe with this cliffhanger, they might be able to get higher viewership for the season premiere like the Terminus in season 5. But this time its different. Its just insulting to ask fans to wait 6 months to find out who died. The fans deserved better treatment than this.