Discord is launching stage discovery for its app, a fast and convenient way to browse events from different Communities. Once you find one you’re interested in, you can drop into the audience and listen in. This way, you can get to know new people and potentially make new friends.
Discord announces stage discovery
Discord has announced a new feature called Stage Discovery that makes it easier to discover live events and audio channels. The feature is a search and exploration feature that will be available later this summer. It will allow creators to reach a broader audience and will make their events more visible. There are already a number of features that will help Discord users get the most out of the new tool.
Despite the new feature, Discord group chats can still get crowded, especially if you’re on a server with thousands of members. But the company is working to make life easier for everyone, by introducing new features like Threads and the new Stage Channels. Discord’s Stage Channels are an audio chat feature that allows people to have audio events and limits the number of people who can interject. It also has a new logo and new features that make it easier to have conversations and keep track of conversations.
Initially, Discord was made specifically for gamers, but it has expanded to other communities as well. The company says that most users join Discord servers via an invitation from a friend, but now, Discord wants to make it easier for people to find communities that are interesting to them. The new Stage Discovery feature will allow users to search for live audio conversations on multiple Discord servers.
Twitter’s experiment to get people to actually read content they’re sharing
Twitter has a new experiment that aims to encourage more users to read the content they’re sharing on its platform. Since June, the social network has been testing a new feature that prompts people to read an article before retweeting it. This new function has been added to some Android devices and has proven to be an effective way to encourage more people to read articles before sharing them.
While it’s not easy to prevent people from sharing content they haven’t read, it’s worth exploring the effects of this new experiment. For one, it may encourage people to spend more time reading articles, which could ultimately boost the quality of news and discussion online. The experiment is still being run, but it’s a promising direction to take. In the future, Twitter could also try extending this feature to all users.
In a study published in Science, the authors looked at how media affects online discourse. They tracked what happened to online discussions of stories published by a variety of media outlets. They found that a handful of stories published in mostly small publications increased Twitter traffic by 63 percent over a week.
The researchers chose a random two-week period for the experiment and chose a random week to include both news outlets and social media users. They compared the amount of discussion generated on Twitter about stories published on a Tuesday. Those stories could range from straight news, investigations, opinion pieces, videos, and podcasts. The outlets didn’t treat them any differently, though their editors were often made aware of the study.
The study authors noted that the majority of content shared on Twitter is never clicked. They looked at the data from 2.8 million shares in one month. The study included links from CNN, BBC, Fox News, and The New York Times. The results showed that most tweets never get clicked, and that the majority of users simply read the headline before commenting on them.
Facebook’s experiment to get people to actually read content they’re sharing
Facebook’s experiment to get people to read the content they share on its platform is raising questions about what constitutes ‘informed consent’. In the US, informed consent requires that researchers disclose the research’s purposes, include a description of the risks, and state that participation is voluntary. Several people have expressed concerns about Facebook’s experiment and have called for further research.
A Facebook spokeswoman said that the research was intended to improve the company’s services and make the content more interesting. However, some commentators worried that the practice could be used for political purposes, or to boost advertising revenue. Others argued that the experiment may have broken ethical and legal guidelines.
In one test, Facebook researchers varied the ratio of positive posts to negative posts on a given day. They classified status updates as positive or negative depending on whether they contained at least one positive word. The researchers monitored the test subjects’ status updates for one week. During this time, they posted about 122 million words. Four million of those were positive, while only 1.8 million were negative.
This experiment manipulated Facebook users’ exposure to emotive posts in the News Feed to see if it affected their posting behavior. They hypothesized that exposure to affective content leads people to use similar verbal expressions, which is known as ’emotional contagion’.
Discord is expanding its features to include structured voice chats and a “Discovery” section. It’s already a popular voice chat platform with a large user base. Discord skews young and has a strong gaming community. However, it’s also attracting VCs, brands, and entrepreneurs.
The company recently announced the premium membership program, which will give creators and subscribers a way to monetize their content. Many Discord users requested a way to charge for content on their servers, and premium memberships are one way to make that happen. While the Discord servers would remain free, premium members would have access to premium features and tools.
Discord is also testing a homepage-style feature that will collect hot topics. While many servers have dedicated news channels, these channels are static and lack the dynamic content that users want. In addition, the announcement comes just a few months after the company acquired Sentropy, a company that makes AI-based software that detects online hate speech. The move is expected to strengthen Discord’s automated moderation capabilities.
The company has a long-term strategy to ensure that Discord is the best messaging platform. The company has raised $150 million in funding at a valuation of $2 billion. This money was led by Greenoaks Capital and included Firstmark Capital, Index Ventures, and Technology Opportunity Partners.
It also announced that it has hired Tomasz Marcinkowski as its finance chief, who previously headed Pinterest. Some observers view this as a sign that the company is considering an IPO. But Citron, who co-founded Discord, had already said that he was not thinking about an IPO until after the company doubled its user base to 140 million. While it is not yet clear whether Discord will go public, it has grown to become an essential tool for building online communities. Its popularity has led to multiple third-party plugins. And Discord is currently in talks with several potential buyers, including gaming console manufacturers.
The new feature allows developers to make better use of the Discord API. Developers can now use it to add additional features to their games, like displaying emojis. They can also include more details about their players’ profiles. For example, they can now see the number of players who have unread messages and the number of players in a chat room.
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