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June 22, 2023

Bumble is testing a separate BFF app for finding friends

  • Dating app Bumble is testing a separate app for friends in select countries, including the UK.
  • It is being advertised as an app to chat and make friends with new people.
  • The app will be free to use but will have in-app purchases like boosts for better profile visibility and super swipes.
  • It will also have premium subscriptions.
  • A spokesperson for Bumble told TechCrunch that BFF mode represents 15% of the main app’s monthly active users.
  • The company stated plans to release the app in the U.S. this year.
  • For more, please visit the TechCrunch website.

Reddit says it’s ‘not acceptable’ for communities to go NSFW in protest

  • Reddit is cracking down on its latest community protest whereby users are switching to Not Safe For Work (NSFW).
  • Users have been protesting Reddit’s treatment of moderators and API pricing changes.
  • Reddit’s crackdown on the NSFW switch appears to be working, with many users switching back to Suitable For Work labels.
  • This follows messages from ModCodeofConduct warning users to separate their communities from the label or face disciplinary actions.
  • For more, please visit the Verge website.

Visually impaired schoolgirl urges NI leaders to give others opportunities to succeed

  • A visually-impaired Belfast schoolgirl has called on NI’s political leaders to give others the chances she had by implementing a new national curriculum framework.
  • 18-year-old Georgia Hussey’s call comes following the funding cuts issued by the Education Authority, which have impacted the special education sector particularly hard.
  • She said that NI must adopt the ‘Unlocking Education for All’ report, which was published last week at a UK-wide event hosted by the University of Birmingham.
  • Director of RNIB Northern Ireland Robert Shilliday, has said if “political leaders and key decision makers can embed the Framework into the new SEND Transformation Programme and policies”, students would be on an “even playing field”.
  • For more, please visit the Belfast Telegraph website.