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Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
The leading destination for short-form mobile video has explained its mission to inspire creativity and bring joy.
The short-form media video platform’s user base continues to grow in the MENA region and around the world. TikTok today explains how recommendations are delivered to the For You feed, which is central to the TikTok experience and where most users spend their time. The basis of the For You feed is a recommendation system. Recommendation systems are designed to help people have a more personalised experience — they suggest content after taking into account user preferences as expressed through interactions with the app, like posting a comment or following an account.
In a press statement, the platform has made it clear that on TikTok, the For You feed reflects preferences unique to each user. The system recommends content by ranking videos based on a combination of factors, including things like:
User interactions such as the videos you like or share, accounts you follow, comments you post, and content you create.
Video information might include details like captions, sounds, and hashtags.
In addition, TikTok’s recommendation system is designed with safety as a consideration. Reviewed content found to depict things like graphic medical procedures or legal consumption of regulated goods, for example — which may be shocking if surfaced as a recommended video to a general audience that hasn’t opted in to such content — may not be eligible for recommendation. Similarly, videos that have just been uploaded or are under review, and spam content such as videos seeking to artificially increase traffic, also may be ineligible for recommendation into anyone’s For Youfeed.
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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced four new Android smartphones, including the world’s first smartphone with a unique five-camera array, the Nokia 9 PureView. With a dedication to delivering quality technology for all, the new Nokia phones are as diverse as the consumer needs they serve. From Nokia 9 PureView to the Nokia 210 - the company’s most affordable internet enabled feature phone
OPPO—a leading global smartphone brand—has officially launched its newest smartphone series, Reno, in the Middle East. The company selected Dubai as the location for the premium series’ first international launch, emphasising the strategic importance of the region to OPPO’s global brand strategy.
Samsung Gulf Electronics has brought back the Galaxy Studio to Dubai to transport visitors to a one-stop interactive experience of mobile connectivity. Located in City Walk, the Galaxy Studio puts the full Samsung experience in the hands of the consumer, where they can try out Samsung’s latest devices such as the Galaxy S10 range, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Buds and latest accessories.
With a capacity of 17,000, the largest all-purpose, air-conditioned indoor arena in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), the incredible Coca-Cola Arena is set to open on Thursday in Dubai with a live show by Russell Peters followed by a concert by Maroon 5 on June 14.
The Abu Dhabi Police also warned some motorists about their negative behaviour, especially young motorists who disturb residents and drive recklessly on roads.
Mubashir will use the winning amount to revive his business, resume his professional dreams and bring over his elderly father to Dubai for medical treatment.
At least 7,678 cases in the past 24 hours pushed the positivity ratio to 12.93%, the highest ever in the last two years.
People who have received the COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood. Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer at SEHA, said: “Blood donation is a noble humanitarian act and supports the UAE spirit of giving back."