It’s been a big day for social media news, with two very familiar platforms slightly altering their features. Snapchat, for one, will be offering 3 replays per day — but it’ll cost you $0.99. Now imagine someone you knew shared this news on Facebook (not such a stretch) — and imagine you’re livid about the app changing its ephemerality rules. So livid as to be speechless, to not even want to leave a comment. Formerly, this would have meant you’d run out of options: you could either “like” something nonverbally, and if you had something negative to say, you actually had to explain yourself. But today, Mark Zuckerberg announced that they’ll soon be implementing the long-desired “Dislike” feature. Your disapproval must be thrilled.
Hopes and Fears published a roundtable with advocates of accessibility in music venues, noting how within social justice-oriented media, ableism is still overlooked. Music, it notes, often takes the form of a visceral resistance to oppression, yet concert venues often fail to properly accommodate people with disabilities. The roundtable is an in-depth discussion about the various ways this could be improved.