Skipping servers and using the JAMstack to build and deliver websites and apps can save time, money, and headache by allowing us to deliver only static assets on a CDN. But the trade-off of ditching traditional server-based deployments means that standard approaches to dynamic, asynchronous interactions in our sites and apps aren’t available anymore. Does… Read more
This morning, as usual, I started my day by checking my emails. While this process doesn’t usually excite me and is just my method for waking up, I came across a subject line that made my heart race with excitement: Knowing that I would be starting my day with a new music video from one… Read more
Could LinkedIn groups make a comeback in 2020? Once a key feature of the app, LinkedIn groups gradually lost user focus as they became increasingly bogged down with random spam and self-promotion, to the point where, for most, they just weren’t usable anymore. But it still seems like a great opportunity for LinkedIn’s professional community.… Read more
Facebook continues its confusing approach to fact checking with a new program that will see the appointment of a team of ‘community reviewers’, a diverse group of non-Facebook employees who will be called upon to check potentially false reports. As explained by Facebook: “The program will have community reviewers work as researchers to find information… Read more
Blockchain, blockchain, blockchain… If you’ve ever talked to that Bitcoin dude at a party, you know that blockchain is going to change the world…mannn. Jokes aside, there is something to that – blockchain has a ton of powerful uses beyond cryptocurrency. And in this WordProof review, we’re going to look at a plugin that brings… Read more
Looking to update your social media marketing approach in 2020? This week, LinkedIn has published a simple, five-step checklist for social media marketing success, which is based on insights gleaned from its ‘Live with Marketers‘ podcast series. On ‘Live with Marketers‘, LinkedIn conducts interviews with a range of social media marketing experts, on topics ranging from brand… Read more
In case there was any question of Facebook’s dominance, a new report from app analytics firm App Annie has shown that The Social Network owns the top four most downloaded mobile apps over the last decade. As you can see, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram lead the way in total downloads for the period. Which… Read more
With misinformation causing significant division and disagreement online, and leading to widespread confusion around major issues, Facebook has launched a new education course, in partnership with Reuters, which aims to teach journalists what to look for in the use of manipulated media. As reported by Axios: “Facebook is spending six figures to fund a course… Read more
Snapchat has this week launched a new movie preview ad format called a “trailer reaction lens” as part of a campaign for the upcoming Paramount Pictures film “Top Gun: Maverick”. As you can see here, the new Lens switches your view to split screen, with the trailer on top, and the front-facing camera on the bottom.… Read more
After first being spotted in testing back in August, Instagram has this week officially launched its new Layout mode for Stories, which provides a range of grid display styles for still images within a single frame. Strike a pose. And another pose. And then another. ???? With Layout, you can now capture and share multiple… Read more
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