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TWITTER HARNESSES USER TWEETS TO SUPPORT BLM WITH BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN

The marches may have slowed across the world this week, but Twitter showed solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement with billboards in eight protest cities across the US, showcasing a handpicked selection of the supportive tweets which have gone out since May. Millions shared stories, petitions and engaged in debate on Twitter, making the…

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AN INSPIRATIONAL USE OF INFLUENCE FROM FOOTBALLER MARCUS RASHFORD

Last week witnessed celebrity influence at its best, with Boris Johnson announcing that school meal vouchers would be given to 1.3 million children during the summer holidays, after a heartfelt campaign from footballer Marcus Rashford. Rashford himself grew up reliant on school meals, so the football star lobbied the government in an open letter, asking…

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LET’S COLOUR IN… SOME IKEA FURNITURE

Interior design and home updates seem to be on everyone’s mind while we’re spending more time inside. With this in mind, IKEA has introduced the perfect solution to the help us along the way – the Stay Home Catalog. The digital workbook features lots of classic games which bored little ones and interior aficionados alike…

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WANNA TALK ABOUT IT?

Netflix has announced that it is teaming up with Instagram to launch a new weekly live series, aimed at teens and young adults, around the topic of coping during the Covid-19 outbreak. ‘Wanna Talk About It?’ features actors from some of the popular young adult shows on Netflix, including Noah Centineo (To All the Boys…

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CALLING ALL KIDS: ITV LAUNCHES THE #ITVKIDSCREATE PROJECT

Staying indoors during these uncertain times can be frustrating for most, especially those with little ones. To help prevent any potential boredom, ITV has launched a new campaign to get the nation’s kids to flex their creative muscles during lockdown. #ITVKidsCreate encourages children across the UK to pick up their pens, pencils and paints to…

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YOUTUBE IS REPORTEDLY WORKING ON A TIKTOK COMPETITOR CALLED SHORTS

YouTube has announced that it will continue the tradition of ‘big players’ looking to newer platforms for innovation, as it is reportedly working on a TikTok-esque feature called ‘Shorts’. Shorts would essentially facilitate the same operations as TikTok within the YouTube app and take advantage of the video service’s catalogue of licensed music, looking to…

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TIKTOK PARTNERS WITH WHO TO PROVIDE ACCURATE COVID-19 INFORMATION

With social media platforms adjusting to the current coronavirus situation, a large portion of their evolving remit has been to stop the spread of dangerous misinformation. With people sharing information from various sources all over social, it has been hard for users to know exactly what advice to trust. To help clarify matters, TikTok has…

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APP DEVELOPED TO HELP TRACK COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

The topic on everyone’s minds at the moment – coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19. We can’t escape it – be it in the news or in our virtual catch ups with friends and family. As there are still questions on how the virus is spreading and who is most at risk, UK researchers have launched…

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Twitter is testing its own version of Stories

After first being introduced by Snapchat in 2013, the Stories format became insanely popular with users on the platform, allowing them to post content which expired after 24 hours. It proved so popular in fact, that the format was adopted by Instagram and Facebook, with huge success on Instagram (but less so on Facebook…). Seven…

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Apple won’t allow villains to use iPhones in movies

Have you ever noticed that characters in your favourite TV shows use different devices? Well you may be onto something, and it’s more than just a creative decision on the part of the director. According to Knives Out director, Rian Johnson, Apple will not allow iPhones to be used by villains in movies as they…

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