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There are many, many joys to being a parent, but trying to police your children’s ‘screen time’ is, it’s fair to say, not one of them.
As they move seamlessly from television to smartphone to tablet to laptop (and, given half a chance, back again), what started out as being cute has accelerated into a never-ending quest to find that sweet-spot where you don’t feel they’re spending all their time in front of a screen.
Add social media to the mix as they get older and it’s even more of a minefield, as age limitations are circumvented and duplicate accounts created in a bid to fool parents. Read the rest of this entry »
The world’s largest taxi company Uber owns no vehicles, begins an oft-quoted observation from 2015 on the digital disrupter and its peers Facebook (no content), Alibaba (no inventory) and Airbnb (no real estate).
Fast forward to the last couple of months and there are increasing signs that disruption will no longer absolve you of real-world responsibilities.
Notably Uber – ownership of vehicles or not – was found to be a transportation service in a strict, legally enforceable way by the EU’s top court, opening it up national regulation across Europe. Read the rest of this entry »
The central role of social media in the consumption and spread of news – not to mention shaping the news agenda itself – is well established.
It’s hard to imagine now, but at its launch Google+ was seriously considered as a rival for Facebook, though, given the ubiquity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s perhaps just as hard for some to remember Google+ exists.
In a recent study of US teenagers’ social media habits (where Instagram is vying with Facebook as the most popular platform) Google+ didn’t even register, and that’s far from being the only study in which it did not feature. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week I happened upon a live performance by the London Contemporary Orchestra of Steve Reich’s hypnotic and moving Different Trains.
Broadcast via Facebook Live from Edge Hill station in Liverpool, the stream – which can be viewed at the end of this post – attracted around 1,800 viewers from around the world, and has so far been viewed over 143,000 times. Read the rest of this entry »
UK millennials are Europe’s heaviest users of social media, according to new research by comScore.
The research company takes a pretty broad definition of the generation that currently fascinates advertisers the most, bracketing them as 18-34 year olds. Read the rest of this entry »
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Dominic Tyer is an editor and writer specialising in the pharma, biotech and health sectors, as well as their use of digital technology.
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