Instagram carousel takes images on a ride
Instagram carousel takes images on a ride

As a brand new feature in everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app Instagram carousel takes images on a ride. Could be it will also get Grammers used to swiping left to see Instagram advertising carousels, too. Call us cynical but, remember, we’ve been promised more Instagram advertising. Don’t get us wrong, like everyone else we love Instagram […]

900 billion hours on mobile apps
900 billion hours on mobile apps

As inhabitants of Earth’s digital world we spent 900 billion hours on mobile apps in 2016. That is to say, all of us connected to the internet – around 3.2 billion people – used our mobile apps for 900 billion hours last year – or on average we spent 281.25 hours out of last year […]

Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world
Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world

Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world. Well, that’s what Facebook wants your digital world to be. The social network behemoth also wants to be on your TV all the time, too. At least that appears to be part of the goal of a series of video enhancements Facebook started rolling out last week […]

Publishing news to the social media is not paying off
Publishing news to the social media is not paying off

Publishing news to the social media is not paying off – at least, not for major news and information organizations; at least it didn’t last year. A report published last month by┬áDigital Content Next (DCN), a firm which specializes in monitoring online premium publishing, suggests traditional news and information publishers are not quite earning the […]

The paradox of a monolithic internet
The paradox of a monolithic internet

It was supposed to be the great leveler, a vast network of free-ranging bits and bytes but we could be facing the paradox of a monolithic internet. As more and more power and influence on the information superhighway – not to mention money – seemingly tends to coagulate in the hands of the relative few […]

Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter?
Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter?

Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter? Twitter is afraid they might and it’s imposing – yet again – new measures to keep them at bay. Everyone’s favorite micro-blog announced February 7 it is rolling out its toughest tools yet to limit the ability of trolls to abuse other Twitter users. Measures taken in […]

Is social television next for Facebook?
Is social television next for Facebook?

Is social television next for Facebook? Or, maybe, just good ol’ television. One could certainly draw that inference judging from comments made February 1 by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during the company’s Fourth Quarter 2016 earnings announcement. More video, he suggested, longer form video, more original video and original content. Hmmm, sounds like Netflix or […]

Messaging now on YouTube?
Messaging now on YouTube?

Google wants to try messaging now on YouTube? Oh hell, why not? Nearly all the major social platforms have messaging features. So many points of entry. So little time. But that hasn’t stopped Google from amplifying the already crowded text back-and-forth ecosystem by its test of a new messaging feature last week for Canadian YouTube […]

The social media R us!
The social media R us!

The social media R us! Nearly all of us world-wide use at least one of the social networks. Almost 70 percent of Americans connect. They are called the social media for a reason. Well, let’s qualify that: nearly all of us who are online are using the social media on a regular monthly basis, according […]

Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide
Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide

Further acknowledging its role as a media company, the Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide to genuine, legitimate news. It’s a relatively small part of the Facebook real estate as users go daily to the site or app but it’s an important one. Admit it, we all look at Trending to see what […]