UK names its pick for social media harms watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its gloriou policymaking challenge to tame the most difficult excesses of social media by modulating a wide range of online impairments. As a decision, it has mentioned Ofcom, the existing communications…

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Selfies, influencers and a Twitter president: the decade of the social media celebrity

From Gyneth Paltrow to Trump, todays suns speak directly to their fans. But are they certainly controlling their message? I have a friend, Adam, who is an autograph seller- a niche professing, and one that is getting more niche by…

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Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilsons Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Nike has all along been been synonymous with fee sneakers and other plays gear, but now the company could be stretch its firebrand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored buy of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch…

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What does ‘living fully’ mean? Welcome to the age of pseudo-profound nonsense

Inspirational quotes of questionable provenance are just one of the ways in which social media sells a warped vision of living fully You’ve seen them before, because they are all over Instagram: the captions exhorting you to embrace your stretch,…

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The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019

VidCon, the annual summit in Anaheim, CA for social media whizs and their supporters to meet each other proceeded over 75,000 attendees over last week and this past weekend. A small subset of those where recreation and tech managers convening…

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Adopting a ratings system for social media like the ones used for film and TV wont work

Gail Ann Hurd Contributor Share on Twitter Ruth Vitale, who has held top executive uprights at indie film attires including Paramount Classics, Fine Line Features, and New Line Cinema, is CEO of CreativeFuture. Interestingly, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg In a follow-up…

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Facebook still a great place to amplify pre-election junk news, EU study finds

A study carried out by academics at Oxford University to investigate how junk news is being shared on social media in Europe ahead of regional elections this month has found individual floors shared on Facebook’s platform can still tremendously outperform…

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HolodeckVR raises 3M from Germanys ProSiebenSat1 to put VR onto dodgems

Consumer VR might not have taken off in the mainstream but it’s still fun to use, and it’s even more fun to use in groups. There is more of an arcade renaissance for VR going on right now, as well…

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Myspace’s music purge is the latest cultural scrubbing we’ll regret | Will Cox

Bob Dylans first behaving persona was cleaned because it took up space. What might we sorrow from 50 m chorus eliminated from Myspace? Back when people still bought CDs and streaming media was a sluggish and frustrating ordeal, my teenage…

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Podcasting’s Netflix moment: the global battle for domination

With big public raise foreshadow, the hasten is on to lead podcast distribution Podcasting is knowing a Netflix moment. Global makes- from the ground-breaking Serial to Up and Vanished, and Tv crossovers such as Dirty John- and Spotify’s plan to…

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