On the internet, whatever you say, even if it's wrong, can be true.
There is a lot going on in the world right now, from ISIS in the middle east to Trump in the US and Brexit right on our very doorstep. These are the big ticket events that are driving millions of views and engagements across social channels, so it's obvious that amongst all the information that is being shared, an awful lot of bullshit is also getting shared. The reason I mention it is because some of the content, even when people call it bullshit, is believed. So while it is important to call bullshit when we see it, just don't expect everyone to accept it, even when you have clear evidence. A case in point..."Liberals beat up a Trump supporter. Or did they?"
We talk about Snapchat alot in these emails, and it's not really a surprise because it's just so hugely popular right now. And as they're busy monetising the platform, somethings, like ads between stories, don't sound so great.
The biggest news in tech this week is not Apple's WWDC but rather the Microsoft aquisition of LinkedIn for $26b. No matter what way you cut it, that's alot of money for LinkedIn. And not everyone thinks it's a smart move.
PornHub have introduced 'Described Video', for visually impaired. This isn't here to be crude, this is a big story. PornHub are very progressive in driving demand for their services using new tech like VR.
Music is huge part of our lives, yet we put up with poor quality sound so often, something Beats recognised and exploited mercilessly. But this week's covetable item is like liquid gold for your ears.
f you're a publisher, there is no doubt that you've embedded a tweet into something in the recent past. Til now that was a fairly simple process, resulting in a fairly constrained way of sharing tweets. Not any more. 3 new ways comin' in!
Speaking of WWDC, one of the really interesting things announced was iOS 10. Which we expected. What we didn't expect is that it's going to allow you to delete some of the bloatware like say Compass or Stocks that you never use! Yay!
Don't look now App Developers, but it would appear the growth of apps is at an end. Unless that app is called Uber or Snapchat. This is an interesting look at the slowdown in downloads of apps from ReCode
I've started doing this quite often so I think it's ok now and you're used to my pushing out blog posts from our own site. So this one is about Snapchat and sports organisations and why it's a good fit. Check it out.