Pinterest search gets local

Image-based personalized network Pinterest’s recent experimentation with search function seems to be paying dividends. Pinterest has said on its blog that it had found, in early testing, that pinners across Brazil, France, Germany & Japan had discovered & saved twice as many localized pins using search.

Facebook launches emojis. Testing ground for ‘dislike’ button?

facebookdislikeemojisOn Thursday, social network Facebook announced it will begin testing 6 emojis, similar to the thumbs-up ‘like’ icon. The new emojis depict various expressions, from happiness to sadness.  The new reaction icons will be available to most Facebook users in Spain & Ireland by the end of this week.

Mark Zuckerberg announced on FB: We studied which comments & reactions are most commonly & universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant & fun. Starting today Ireland & Spain can start loving, wow-ing, or expressing sympathy to posts on Facebook by hovering or long-pressing the Like button wherever they see it. We’ll use the feedback from this to improve the feature & hope to roll it out to everyone soon.

Your daily life on a dashboard, that’s ‘Instant’ for you – New app

The world, nay, your life, is increasingly getting monitored, mostly by others, occasionally by you. An award winning new smartphone app called Instant, released by Emberify, just took self-monitoring or logging, or whatever you may call it, to a whole new level. This new app allows you to track your daily activities, including device usage, applications usage, your fitness, places where you travel, what you eat…you get the drift?