This week’s news on all things social, digital and web
We love social media, digital marketing, and the online world. After all, that’s why we do what we do. Through our online travels, we come across a variety of information that can be helpful, amusing, or even shocking. We didn’t want you to miss out on this so here’s a roundup of what’s been happening lately.
Google breaks the internet with it’s latest design change
This is a ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ piece of news: Google has been experimenting with changing the colour of search results from blue to black. The response was as dramatic as that time Kim Kardashian broke the internet.
Can the Twittersphere manage to write the complete works of Shakespeare?
We’re about to find out.
As we know, the pace of new content being shared and created on Twitter is phenomenal so Twitter and the Globe Theatre have partnered to see if it’s possible to prove whether the infinite monkeys (of Twitter) can actually write the complete works of Shakespeare. There is a typewriter sat in the Theatre Foyer attempting to type out each of Shakespeare’s works based upon the right word being tweeted.
How is it going? Find out here:
— CompleteTweets (@CompleteTweets) May 5, 2016
Instagram launches a new look logo and app
Which do you prefer: the new or the old version?
Twitter continues its mission to get back on track with another new feature
Have you found Connect yet? This is how Twitter have introduced it:
“To give you the best recommendations — which we’ll continue to refine over time — we look at who you already follow, Tweets you like, popular accounts in your local area, what’s happening in the world right now, and more. We’ll also let you know exactly why we’re showing you each recommendation.
The Connect tab also makes it easier to connect with your friends and family by giving you the option to automatically sync your address book. And if someone in your address book joins Twitter, we’ll let you know so you can give them a warm welcome.”
See it in action:
Facebook updates its Branded Content Policies
Facebook has just announced that you will no longer be able to share branded content if you haven’t verified your page (aka you’ve got the blue badge). If you haven’t done this already, here’s how to do it:
To verify your Page:
- Click Settings at the top of your Page
- From General, click Page Verification
- Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started
- Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country, and language
- Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code
- Enter the 4-digit verification code and click Continue
Are you an Apple fan with $19,999.99 to spare?
If so, you need to head on over eBay to buy yourself a “second generation still-boxed iPod classic”. If you aren’t sure what that is, it’s the last version you could buy with the rotating wheel in the centre.
We’re huge fans of the Apple products but even we’re marvelling at spending $20k on the vintage gear. We did, however, hunt around to see if we could find our old iPods in the back of the cupboard somewhere….no luck yet.
Our insider recommendation
No software or sites this week - it’s a small reminder that’s easy to forget with all the guidance out there:
Don’t try to create an online version of you. Be yourself. Show who you are. Authenticity comes through and, as long as you’re in the right place for your market, you’ll be found, followed, liked, shared, retweeted etc.
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