There's only one thing on my mind this week.
#Brexit. OMG and WTF! But it's not just that our nearest neighbours have voted to leave the EU, it's the whole circus that has come with it. From #regrexiters right through to the Game of Thrones/House of Cards like blood letting and machinations that have been going on since. For Ireland, it is of course a threat. But there are far more opportunities here than threats, so it's time for us to roll up our sleeves and make this work for us.
Facebook have just announced changes in their algorithm and as always, this is a big deal. The changes will have massive implications for brands and publishers. There's a good breakdown of what it means on Time.com
More Twitter news...You know how you love adding stickers on your Snapchats? Well now you can do it on Twitter photos. AND you can also search by sticker too. Which is pretty cool. If you don't already have it, you will do soon!
Are Apple trying to ringfence performance videos so they can then charge people for recording at concerts and give some of the revenue back to artists? I mean, they wouldn't. Because that's what I see.
While Snapchat has been busy growing their advertising platform, advertisers have been pointing out that it is really expensive to advertise with them. Well it appears Snapchat have been listening.
Twitter have been making all sorts of adjustments and improving their offering of late and the latest is the rollout of Twitter Dashboard. This tool for SMEs will help you come up with content ideas and track keywords etc. Could be interesting.
Spotify are accusing Apple of anti competitive practices in the App Store. This stems from Apple not approving the latest update to the popular music streaming app. Could they have a point? Who uses Apple Music anyway?
This weeks Covetable item is for those of you who have thousands of photos on your phone and keep meaning to print some of them. As an ad exec for Nike once said - Just Do It. With the Fuji Instax Share SP2
Facebook have just revealed their redesigned Like Button for websites. And about time too because the old one is getting very tired looking. And in a break from the norm around iconography changes - this one is nice!
So lots of new things happening in tech and social media which is always great. I'm still holding out for Whatsapp to announce .gif support though. Come on guys, keep up!