Twitter is rolling out 207 new icons for Rio, including flag emojis that can be activated using country-code hashtags (such as #USA). The hashtags that trigger the emojis are available in several languages including English, French, Portugese, and Spanish.

The Friday Five@5 is your weekly dose of the latest in digital news from around the world.


Twitter goes to the Rio Olympics with live Moments 

Digital Trends

Twitter is heading to the Rio Olympics with a ton of live content, video highlights, and an insane amount of new emojis. Read more


Snapchat introduces location-based Geostickers

The Next Web ​

Snapchat recently allowed brands and everyday people alike to make their own Geofilters to help monetize the platform. Read more


LinkedIn introduces Q&A videos from influencers into your feed


LinkedIn has just unveiled the first major new feature to be added to its platform since it was acquired by Microsoft in June. Read more


Review: Leica T serves its purpose as a great artisan tool


In reality, there are few reasons why you or I would want to have a Leica camera. Read more


Instagram's anti-abuse comment filter is rolling out now

The Verge

Instagram is now letting some of its users ban certain words from appearing in comments on their posts. Read more


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Michelle Halm
Michelle Halm

A bilingual postgraduate with a keen interest in Marketing and Communications. I am a self-motivated and ambitious individual with an international educational background and extensive intercultural experience. I love sports, technology, music, fashion and art.