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06.03.19 – Children’s dream jobs revealed – they want to be YouTubers

Children’s dream jobs revealed – they want to be YouTubers A survey into what children want to be when they grow up has revealed the changing landscape of the working world. Whereas kids once wanted to be astronauts, racing drivers or veterinarian, now they want to make YouTube videos. Read more here.  *Well, the boys…

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15.02.19 – TikTok spotted testing native video ads

TikTok spotted testing native video ads TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labelled “Sponsored” from the bike retailer Specialized is showing up in the main feed, along with a blue “Lean…

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Twitter is rolling out a new web interface, including an emoji button – 23.01.19

Twitter is rolling out a new web interface, including an emoji button The most important changes are tiny shortcuts to make tweeting easier. A large, dedicated button in the tweet box makes it easier to add an emoji, an updated trending section appears on the right-hand side of the page. Read more here. * With…

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Slack has a new logo and there might be something really wrong with it – 18.01.19

Slack has a new logo and there might be something really wrong with it Slack has launched a new logo to replace its hashtag icon, prompting intense reactions from users of the popular workplace messaging app. People pointed out the apparent similarities between the new design and the Swastika. Read more here.  *Slack cited various…

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These Facebook Pages are spending thousands of pounds trying to influence your views on Brexit – 17.01.19

These Facebook Pages are spending thousands of pounds trying to influence your views on Brexit New data from Facebook’s ad archive has revealed that a network of hard-Brexit and second referendum campaigning groups splashed more than £1 million on ads in the lead-up to Theresa May’s crucial Brexit vote — but their sources of funding…

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In True 2019 Style, a Photo of an Egg has the most Instagram Likes Ever

Ahh 2019, what a year it’s shaping up to be already. There’s been *more* Brexit drama, (who’d have predicted that, right?), people running into walls for Bird Box-related ‘likes’, and a vegan sausage roll that sent a certain ‘journalist’ into a meltdown. And it’s only January. The year is showing no signs of slowing down…

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YouTube will ‘ramp up’ enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges – 16.01.19

YouTube will ‘ramp up’ enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges and pranks YouTube said “we’ve updated our external guidelines to make it clear that challenges like the Tide Pod challenge or the Fire challenge, that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances, have no place on YouTube.” Its policies also extend…

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YouTube adds swipe-based navigation on mobile – 15.01.19

YouTube adds swipe-based navigation on mobile The platform has started rolling out an update for iOS devices, giving users a way to view the next video in the list by swiping left or right. Swipe forward to view the next recommended video and backward if you want to resume watching the previous one. Read more…

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Egg picture beats Kylie Jenner as most-liked Instagram post of all time – 14.01.19

Egg picture beats Kylie Jenner as most-liked Instagram post of all time A picture of a plain little egg has poached the title of most-liked Instagram post from Kylie Jenner. The photograph, uploaded on January 4th, had the explicit aim of overtaking Jenner’s record breaking birth announcement to become the most-liked post on the service….

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TREND SPOTTING: TOP DRINKS TRENDS OF 2019

Compiled by Meredith Ash From the introduction of CBD-infused drinks, the continuing demand for sustainability and transparency, as well as drinks that are good for your digestive health – we take a look at what we’ll be sipping on this year. Low and no The trend of low and no boomed in 2018 with the…

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