Gogglebox wins a Logie, Facebook's new Keyword Snooze function, and a coral reef revived: The weekend news wrap

Gogglebox took out the 2018 Logie for Most Popular Entertainment Program, Facebook is allowing you to 'snooze' annoying topics in your feed, and a coral reef has been removed from UNESCO's endangered list. Here's everything you might have missed over the weekend.

Gogglebox wins!

Gogglebox Australia has earned its third Logie this year—winning the award for Most Popular Entertainment Program at the ceremony for the 60th Annual Logie Awards held last night on the Gold Coast. In 2016 and 2017, Gogglebox took out the Logie for Best Factual Program

Foxtel's Wentworth went home with a bundle of awards, winning Most Popular Drama Series, the critically judged Most Oustanding Drama Series, and Most Outstanding Actress for the series' star Pamela Rabe. Our favourite real estate guru Andrew Winter was nominated for the prestigious Gold Logie Award—the first Foxtel talent to have ever done so. 

Facebook is helping you avoid past partners (and other annoying things in your feed)

Maybe one of the most gut-wrenching elements of social media is the ability to remain looped in on the life and times of our past partners. Happily, though, Facebook is stepping in to help us avoid our old flames and sidestep the awkwardness, heartbreak, and unwanted happy snaps.

Called Keyword Snooze, the new function will allow you to take a break from posts about certain topics in your News Feed. You'll be able to 'snooze' specific keywords, which will then remove all related pages, posts, and people from your feed for 30 days. If you don't want to hear about this weekend's football match, see TV series spoilers, be overwhelmed by fake news, or flooded with images of your former flame's trip to Bali, Keyword Snooze is offering a little more control over what appears in your News Feed.

You can access the Keyword Snooze in a post's upper right-hand menu in News Feed. The function does not block advertisements. 

Belize Barrier Reef no longer endangered

UNESCO has removed the Belize Barrier Reef from its endangered list. The 300km reef off the shore of Belize is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere and is made up of coral reefs, cays, and islands. The site was declared endangered in 2009 due to excessive development (like The Great Barrier Reef, it's one of the country's most popular tourist spots). 

 

 

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Belize imposed a freeze on oil exploration in the area, and introduced protections for coastal mangrove forests, which has over the last decade, has slowly relieved the reef of the pressure that once threatened it. However, like its much larger, Southern Hemisphere counterpart, warmer oceans and coral bleaching remain a threat to the coral and its delicate ecosystem. 

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