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As I write this my younger son is watching yet another Minecraft video, while his older brother updates his Snapchat story – neither of which are uncommon, given that it’s the school holidays.
Getting children’s on- and off-line balance right is an ever-present slog, as I’m sure it is for many, many parents, so the recently-released government guidelines on the time kids spend online should be welcome.
Certainly UK children’s commissioner Anne Longfield’s attacks earlier this month on internet firms’ methods for hooking children into ever-greater use of their sites and apps were timely. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s not social media anymore, it’s ‘high-impact eyewitness media’.
That’s according to the Associated Press (AP), which earlier this month outlined how it would augment its newswire services with user-generated social media content.
The AP Social Newswire will provide a feed of social media posts that have been vetted and verified by AP editors, adding a new element to the collaboration it’s had since 2015 with social media monitoring platform SAM, in which it’s also takend an equity stake. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
No-one knows you’re a dog online of course, but for a small exhibition at Tate Britain the question is whether your online persona reflects who you really are.
Pass through the gallery’s restored nineteenth century Rotunda, make a note to revisit the Hentry Moores on the right and, instead, turn left to the compact Learning Gallery where you’ll find Stories Uncovered, a display that explores the notion of the archive in the internet age. 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 »
2016, ya’ll. pic.twitter.com/M0AZceVagQ
— Victor Ng (@victomato) September 25, 2016
‘Selfie’ has firmly established itself in modern vocabularies, having become Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year way back in 2013.
This week a Hillary Clinton press photographer captured an image that perfectly encapsulated the age of the selfie and subsequently went viral when shared by Victor Ng from the Clinton campaign. Read the rest of this entry »
The full implications of Getty Images’ decision this week to make 35 million pictures from its catalogue free to use will take some time to digest.
The world’s largest picture agency, Getty appears to have taken a nuanced ‘if you can’t beat them …’ approach to online use of its pictures, allowing website owners to display pictures, such as the one above, without paying a licensing fee. Read the rest of this entry »
- Dominic Tyer is an editor and journalist specialising in the pharma and biotech industries, healthcare and digital media.
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