You get the impression that something is seriously wrong with social media in 2018, I believe strongly that it comes down to two fundamental issues that are both exacerbated by the lack of moderation on these platforms and the conflict of interest driving the businesses behind it all.
The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook User Data scandal is so hot it's molten, Zuckerberg finally makes a statement, traffic navigation apps like Waze actually make traffic worse, and the Google News Initiative launches to combat misinformation. Get it while it's hot!
All the music is now on Facebook, fake news is embedded in human nature, a wiggly robot that will make your skin crawl while it crawls under your skin, Coinbase launches a cryptocurrency Index Fund and Broadcom gets the Presidential cockblock. Don't miss this week's top stories!
Remember back when Facebook told brands and publishers that they would be able to build up large communities and then reach them whenever they wanted? Those were the good old days. Now, Facebook has announced that it is strangling the organic reach of brands and publishers for the sake of their user experience. To be … Continue reading Facebook’s New Algorithm Spells Disaster for Brands and Publishers
It's easy to complain. And complaining has always been en mode. We tend to concentrate on negative aspects of our lives and gloss over the things that go well because when things are go well that's just how they are supposed to go. People said that 2016 was a shitty year. People are already saying … Continue reading 2017: A Digital Year in Review