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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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TikTok introduces parental controls

As TikTok’s usage continues to skyrocket amongst Gen Z, so have safety concerns from parents, particularly regarding potential exposure to unsuitable content on the platform and via its private messaging feature. To address some of these concerns, the platform has announced the introduction of a new set of parental controls called ‘Family Safety Mode’. The…

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Five ways we promote learning at Splendid

Our purpose at Splendid is to produce creative work that connects with real people and makes a positive impact. We call our approach ‘People-First Creativity’ and so by definition, the start point is always an understanding of people; the uncovering of fresh insights about the people our clients want to reach.  Stepping into the shoes…

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Snapchat launches ‘Here For You’ mental health resource

The conversation surrounding mental health and the impact that social media is having on young people continues to be as topical as ever, and now, Snapchat has introduced a new feature, Here For You, to address this. When users type words in Snapchat’s search bar that might suggest that they need support with health and…

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