Category: digital-media-news

2019.12.06 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome back after the Thanksgiving break, this week Last Week in Digital Media includes two weeks of news, here’s what you may have missed: EXECUTIVE MOVEMENTS Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced in a tweet that he plans to spend 3-6 months of 2020 in Africa. The news received mixed reaction mainly given concerns about what this means for twitter… Read more →

2019.11.22 Last Week in Digital Media

Hey! Here’s your last week in digital media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL Google is making its Google Maps product more social by introducing something called Local Guides. In select cities (Bangkok, Delhi, London, Mexico City, New York, Osaka, San Francisco, São Paulo, and Tokyo) you will be able to virtually follow Local Guides with their… Read more →

2019.11.08 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Welcome to Last Week in Digital Media, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL Instagram will start testing hiding likes for some users in the US as soon as next week. As a reminder, Instagram already hides likes in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. There is research to suggest changes like this are better… Read more →

2019.11.01 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your latest Last Week in Digital Media. POLITICAL ADVERTISING The debate about political advertising hit fever-pitch during the week. The opening gambit came from a Facebook OpEd on USA Today, defending their position and that “it shouldn’t be the gatekeeper”. Only to be overtaken by an announcement by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that they would end political advertising… Read more →

2019.10.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello! Here’s your Last week in Digital Media. Enjoy! ZUCKERBERG CONGRESSIONAL HEARING Mark Zuckerberg appeared at a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. The 6-hour hearing (you can re-watch here) didn’t start well for Facebook, with the Chair of the Committee openly stating “you have opened up a serious discussion about whether Facebook should be broken up”. Zuckerberg’s opening… Read more →

2019.10.18 Last Week in Digital Media

Hello Here’s your unexpected Last Week in Digital Media. FACEBOOK / MARK ZUCKERBERG / FREE SPEECH Something that will be dissected for months to come, Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University on the subject of free speech. The full transcript of the Zuckerberg’s speech can be found here. Zuckerberg positions Facebook as the “5th Estate” and in the… Read more →

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