10 Things You Need to Know About Metasearch in 2018 – #infographic

It has been a big year for metasearch, and with so much growth in 2017. Through in the recent survey, you see the opinions from across the industry, collaborating with digital marketers at online travel agencies, digital marketing agencies, hotel suppliers, tech brands and others. From a diverse…

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U.S. tourists arrested for baring their butts outside a Thai temple for Instagram

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It’s all fun and games on Instagram until you post a partially naked photo of yourself in front of a sacred Thai temple and get arrested.

That’s how the saying goes, at least for U.S. tourists and Instagram stars Joseph and Travis Dasilva, who were arrested in Thailand on Tuesday and charged with public indecency after snapping a photo of their bare bums in front of Bangkok’s famous Wat Arun temple.

As The Bangkok Post noted, immigration police apprehended the 38-year-old U.S. citizens at Don Mueang airport on warrants pertaining to the revealing pictures on their Instagram account, “Traveling Butts,” which soon went viral after being posted. Read more…

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Google Assistant vs. Siri: Which is the Best Smartphone AI? – #infographic

Siri is the go-to personal assistant Apple iOS users were proud to have and rely on. It nearly had no competition in the world of smartphones with its speed, clarity and accuracy until Google Assistant entered the big picture and turned the tables.

On first glance, Siri and Google Assistant are…

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Man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account thought it wouldn’t actually work

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The identity of the Twitter employee who briefly deactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter account is no longer a secret.

The former Twitter employee has finally come forward to share his perspective on what happened that day. Speaking to TechCrunch, Bahtiyar Duysak, who worked as a contractor at Twitter’s San Francisco HQ, says he now thinks his actions were a “mistake.” 

More surprising, though, he says he didn’t think his actions would actually result in Trump’s account being deactivated.

While Duysak, a German national, doesn’t offer much explanation about why he chose to remove the account in the final minutes of his job at Twitter, he apparently thought Trump’s twitter was “was essentially protected from being deactivated over Terms of Service violations.” Read more…

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Instagram is testing a bunch of new features, including GIF search for Stories

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We may have just gotten an early look at a ton of new Instagram features.

Instagram has been busy testing several new features, including a “close friends” feature, GIF search, and the ability to follow specific hashtags the way you’d follow an account, according to the tech site The Next Web.

One of the most interesting features the website found was something called “close friends,” which will allow users to share posts with only a small group of their closest friends. This appears to be an extension of the “favorites” feature the app began testing earlier this year. Read more…

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