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Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019 – 16.10.18

Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019

The analyst dubs digital ethics and privacy a “growing concern for individuals, organisations and governments”, writing: “People are increasingly concerned about how their personal information is being used by organisations, and the backlash will only increase for organisations that are not proactively addressing these concerns.”

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*As well as suggesting progress, it also underlines how low certain tech industry practices have sunk that ethics and privacy is suddenly making a cutting-edge trend agenda.*

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This apartment is designed for Instagram shoots

Village Studio, is located in New York’s SoHo and can be hired by influencers free of charge. The penthouse apartment was created purely as a studio for photo shoots or branded installations, and comes fully furnished, complete with roof terrace. Its interiors mimic aesthetics seen on Pinterest and Instagram – including a colour palette of Millennial pink, white and gold.

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*According to the agency behind the project, the biggest challenge influencers face is finding diverse backdrops to keep their content fresh. With many influencers struggling to make a profit from their online personas, the Village Studio offers a cost-effective way to optimise their feeds.*

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Is this the end of scrolling on Instagram?

According to Techcrunch, Instagram is planning to eliminate thumb-scrolling fatigue, by letting you tap on posts to see the next one one your feed. How does it work? Much like Instagram Stories, users will tap to proceed to the next post that would regularly appear on their timeline.

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*This format is perfect for uninterrupted of content consumption. Some users argue that it’s the perfect way to ‘switch off’ one’s brain and spend hours watching videos or images. This can be somewhat contrarian to the fact that both Facebook and Instagram are now tracking your time online, but Facebook Inc. has been full of contradictions lately anyway.*