Tumblr Allows Disabling Reblogs, Twitter Tests Subscribing To Keyword Search Results, And The Heard vs Depp Verdict

by | Jun 4, 2022 | Blog

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Disable Reblogs On Tumblr

Tumblr listens to its users once again by allowing them to have the option to disable reblogs of their posts. 

They announced that this feature is a popular request amongst its users. It has two options: 

  • Anyone (on Tumblr) means just that.
  • No one means that your post can’t be reblogged by anyone ever.

Its main goal is to make users claim their safe space blog again. “If you block someone after the post was made, don’t worry—they still can’t reblog it. This change gives you control over your own posts, and so will improve your posting experience. Ultimately, better posting means a better Tumblr,” they stated. 

The feature is now available to web and iOS users. Androidians, Tumblr promises it will be out for you soon. 

Twitter Is Testing Out Search Subscribe

This feature is still in the works and is only available for Twitter Alpha at the moment, but brace yourselves. Much like Google Alerts, Twitter users might be able to get notifications for search queries on the app. 

A bell icon will appear next to the search bar when you enter a keyword, and clicking it means you want to receive a notification when a new tweet with that keyword.

Twitter has yet to announce whether or not they’ll be pushing through with this. But, what do you think?

Google Merges Duo & Meet Into One

The pandemic introduced a lot of us to Google Meet. Now, Google is integrating it with their messaging app Duo. 

Google promises that all the powerful features in Duo will be added to Meet and vice versa. Will these complicate things? Google believes that would not be the case at all.

Twitter Close Friends Is Closer To Its Official Release

We discussed the newest Twitter feature similar to Instagram’s Close Friends in a previous blog post. The road to its public release is paving, and we may be getting it pretty soon. 

ICYMI: Twitter’s testing Twitter Circle, where you can select a maximum of 150 people that can have access to certain tweets.

Are you one of the lucky ones? 

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Man Throws Cake At The Mona Lisa

A man smeared a cake on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre, protesting against artists for “not focusing on the state of the planet.” He was tackled by Louvre officials after and sent to psychiatric care. 

Thankfully, the Mona Lisa has been long protected behind bulletproof glass so no real damage was done. 

Liam Payne Said What?

Do you remember One Direction? If you were on Tumblr in the early 2010s, you probably do. Debuted in 2010, the five-member band went their separate ways in 2015, with member Zayn Malik leaving before that. Since then, they’re never safe from interviewers asking if they still talk to each other or stewing issues by digging dirt from them. 

While other members would rather drink a salmon smoothie (REAL) than talk badly about One Direction, Liam Payne did not hold back. During a podcast with Logan Paul, he stated that “there are many reasons why I dislike Zayn” but medicating it by saying that he has “many reasons why I’ll always stay by his side.”

He also discussed a fair few things that angered many fandoms. 

He then tweeted an apology a day after.

Heard vs. Depp Verdict Announced

The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp has finally come to an end after a gruesome six weeks. Depp was not present during the verdict announcement, but Heard was, dressed in all black. 

The jury ruled that Heard defamed Depp but ruled in favour of a few of Heard’s counter-suit. Depp was awarded $15 million from Heard, while Heard received $2 million in damages. (Originally, Depp sued Heard for $50 million while Heard countersued with $100 million.)

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the first ever monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Celebrations are running from June 2-5, 2022. According to the Royal Family website, “The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.”

This Jubilee also marks the first time that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make an appearance. Look at them being the best Aunt and Uncle!

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