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TikTok is experimenting with a bunch of new features and options. The major one includes creating avatars from personal selfie photos. The avatars’ facial expressions will resemble the users’ face in their selfie photo.

 

The new avatar feature was spotted by social media expert Matt Navara who shared what the feature looks like. A face template is displayed that can be edited in-app and the avatar’s expressions can be customized. Once a user creates their personal avatar, they can then use it to respond to messages in the app.

 


The way TikTok has designed this feature is similar to Apple’s Memoji feature. Memojis can be used on iOS to engage with others, which is what TikTok is also offering through its avatar feature. If TikTok officially launches the feature, it could become part of the metaverse shift by facilitating character depictions that align with the way users want to represent themselves in the digital world.

 

Another option that TikTok is currently working on is related to group chats, where options like screen-sharing within live-streams and creator subscriptions will be offered to users. It is reported that TikTok is also creating paid subscription tools.

TikTok is Working on New, Trendy Features Including Avatars and Audio-Streaming

 


Twitter is working on a new control option for tweets that will allow users to choose a specific audience to share tweets with. The option is named “Flocks,” indicating the chosen audience as a flock, as it can include up to 150 people, which is a relatively big size for an enclosed group of audience.

 


You can choose your tweet flock or audience once you open the window where you compose your tweet before posting it. Once you share the tweet with the chosen users, they will be notified that the tweet has been particularly shared with them, indicated by a marker that appears next to each flock tweet.

 

Twitter is Developing a New Control Option “Flocks”

 


After testing the new NFT profile picture display feature for the past few months, Twitter is now releasing the option for Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS. The company plans to roll the feature out to all users later.


 

As a Twitter Blue subscriber, your NFT image will be linked directly to your ownership data on OpenSea. Only actual owners of the NFT profiles will have their images displayed in the new hexagonal format with official links. Additionally, the links will help reduce unauthorized use of the images.

 

According to Twitter, the new feature “provides a seamless, user-friendly way for people on Twitter to verify their NFT ownership”

NFT Profile Picture Option on Twitter is Now Available to Twitter Blue Users

Mapping Amazon Warehouses: The states with the most and least Amazon Warehouse locations

If you live in a major city, chances are there is an Amazon warehouse not far from your home. In an effort to offer same day delivery for many consumers, Amazon has drastically expanded the amount of Amazon Warehouses in the United States over the last decade and has plans for rapid expansion over the next few years. So much so that Amazon will have at least 355 warehouses and sorting centers by the end of 2023. These warehouses will total nearly 320 million square feet across the United States. An average size warehouse is small compared to these giant Amazon warehouses. 138,685 of these average sized warehouses would fit into the space current occupied by these Amazon warehouses.

Mapping Amazon Warehouses: The states with the most and least Amazon Warehouse locations #Infographic

A Timeline of the Fastest Production Car by Top Speed Every Year Since 1949

In 1949, the Jaguar XK120 saw a top speed of 124.6 miles per hour, which was a record that the car would hold for nearly a decade, until the Mercedes-Benz 300SL reached 150.7 miles per hour in 1955. While those may seem very fast, they're nothing in comparison to the top speed on some of the cars of today.

A Timeline of the Fastest Production Car by Top Speed Every Year Since 1949 #Infographic

30 Defunct Fast Food Chains and What Happened to Them

Every business has a story, and it's no different in the always popular fast food industry. For nearly 100 years, the very competitive fast food industry has seen several chains come and go, with those that are no defunct having to close their doors for many different reasons.

30 Defunct Fast Food Chains and What Happened to Them #Infographic

 

Since August of last year, Twitter has been testing a new option of allowing users to flag tweets that contain potentially misleading information. The company is now expanding the test to users in more regions including Brazil, Spain, and the Philippines.

 

 

Twitter launched the option with the intention to reduce spread of misinformation on the platform. By flagging concerning tweets, people can report certain content that they do not want to see. The reporting tool for Tweets now has an additional “it’s misleading” option.

 

Twitter Expands Test of ‘Flag Tweets’ Tool for Reducing Misleading Content to More Users

 


Snapchat is introducing new restrictions to limit adults on the platform from sending messages to young users below the age of 18. This is an update to the Quick Add friend suggestion option.

 

Older users will be allowed to add users aged under 18 only on the condition that a certain number of friends are in common between the two users.

Snapchat Updates Quick Add Option to Limit Interactions Between Adults and Minors

A Timeline of 50 Iconic Cars Throughout Film History

Cars have been an important part of movie history. Many times, movie titles alone can make you instantly think of the car used. For example, The Dukes of Hazzard with the famous Dodge Charger. Or Little Miss Sunshine with the Volkswagen Microbus. Or what car do you think of when you hear the movie Transformers? The yellow Camaro Bumblebee of course!

A Timeline of 50 Iconic Cars Throughout Film History #Infographic

The Most Popular Pizza Toppings by State in 2021 According to Google Search Trends

There are endless combinations of pizza toppings. From plain but delicious cheese, to onions, anchovies, pickles, pineapple and even mac and cheese, anything your taste buds can imagine can be put on a pizza. Although some of the stranger combinations didn't make this map, we can see what different states across the US chose as their favorite pizza topping.

The Most Popular Pizza Toppings by State in 2021 According to Google Search Trends #Infographic

The Most Popular Solar Stocks to Invest In

Investing in stocks can be a tricky game. Knowing what markets to put your money into and when takes skill, determination and research. One of the better options for long term investing is the solar energy market. Solar energy was valued at $52.5 billion in the year 2018 and it is expected to be over $223 billion by the year 2026. Knowing what markets are hot in the solar energy world and what these companies are composed of is your first step.

The Most Popular Solar Stocks to Invest In #Infographic

How Many Coins Has the U.S. Mint Produced Over the Past 100 Years

The United States Mint has produced coins for commerce since 1792. Today, there are four mints: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point.  They have the capacity to produce billions of new coins every year. Just exactly how many coins has the U.S. Mint produced each year? 


WizardPins.com created a visualization based on the number of coins produced from 1921 to 2020. Their research team also calculated the total value of the coins. In the past 100 years, the U.S. Mint produced 816,138,372,612 coins with a total value of $169,541,902,128 in today’s dollars.

How Many Coins Has the U.S. Mint Produced Over the Past 100 Years #Infographic

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