Digital Things of Interest 30 August 2017

I was pretty interested to go and read the things I’ve linked to in the Digital Things of Interest for 30th August 2017.

Mainly this was because I try and post some interesting things (almost) every day, and I thought you might be interested in these nuggets as well:

– A $500 gadget which can brute-force an iPhone7;

– How AI should be used for / explained by stories;

– A good list of interesting learnings from launching a software product;

– An infographic about programmatic advertising which ignores the elephant in the room.

#iPhone #ArtificialIntelligence #Storytelling #Learning #SmallBiz #Programmatic
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Digital Things of Interest 29 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 29 August 2017, which includes these exciting entities:

– Even Big Corp PLC makes horrendous marketing and data mistakes;

– Too much fake news on social media makes your eyes bleed* ;

– Fun advice for newbie designers (wear a shirt, just once);

– I ghosted my ex – bit of a tale this one.

– * Honest, it does!

#BigData #DigitalMarketing #FakeNews #SocialMedia #WebDesign #ModernLife
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Digital Things of Interest 24 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 24 August 2017, which includes the following fabulous foibles:

– Shocking news the people will give up their privacy for a slice of pizza;
– The revelation that Amazon basically owns Seattle;
– A geeky look at the UX design of the credit card payment form;
– Facebook adding publisher logos to news links to combat fake news.

#SocialMedia #Facebook #FakeNews #DataPrivacy #Amazon #UX #WebDesign
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Digital Things of Interest 23 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 23 August 2017, which includes the following enlightening exhibits:

– A report on how Earned Media drives lead gen and consumer trust ;
– Notes on Twist a new comms and collaboration app from the makers;
– Interesting reading on when your brain peaks at learning and applying knowledge;
– News that Facebook is starting to deal with video spam.

#DigitalMarketing #Productivity #Facebook #FacebookVideo #Learning
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Digital Things of Interest 22 August 2017

Click to read these Digital Things of Interest for 22 August 2017, which includes:

– The rise of fraud in influencer marketing;
– Fairfax Media’s new commercial digital strategy;
– A quick look at some dangerous digital design trends;
– 5 productivity tips from proper procrastinators

#DigitalMarketing #SocialMedia #InfluencerMarketing #AdStrategy #WebDesign #ProjectManagement
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digital things of interest 21 august 2017

Click to read these Digital Things of Interest for 21 August 2017, which includes:

– A nifty e-paper tablet nearing production;
– Push notifications can increase engagement, or drive users wild;
– GDPR is going to be big – for users and advertisers;
– The $$$ outcomes of a whole heap of big tech IPOs.

#DigitalTechnology #DigitalMarketing #AppStrategy #DataPrivacy #GDPR
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Digital Things of Interest 19 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 19 August 2017, which includes these knowledgeable nuggets:

– PageSpeed is dead to this browser extension; 
– Sneaky priming in social media;
– When to use UX as bad design;
– Nokia goes for a ‘bothie’ camera. Interesting

#PageSpeed #SocialMedia #BrandBuilding #UserExperience #WebDesign #MobilePhones
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Digital Things of Interest 17 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 18th August 2017, which includes the following exceptional entities:

– Facebook Watch copying YouTube;
– LinkedIn’s new “Connection Active” feature;
– Great article about when to use Web Fonts;
– A great geeky page about keyboards through time.

#Facebook #LinkedIn #SocialMedia #WebFonts #UserExperience #GeekStuff

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Digital Things of Interest 16 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 16 August 2017, which includes:

– Facebook acquiring a German video specialist, possibly for AR;
– Snippets from Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer Survey;
– How a Single Word Drove 161% CTR improvement;
– News that IoT smart locks have been borked by an OTA update. Oops.

#Facebook #MobilePhones #Conversions #IOT #AugmentedReality #GrowthHacking
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Digital Things of Interest 15 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 15 August 2017, which includes the following great gems of information:

– Plandids taking over Instagram;
– Thoughts on a PageSpeed preso from Google;
– How to detect if numbers are random;
– Roomba could sell maps of your home;

#Instagram #SocialMedia #PageSpeed #KnowYourNumbers #DataPrivacy
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Digital Things of Interest 09 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 09 August 2017, which includes some interesting articles on:

– Uber drivers ganging up to beat the algorithms;
– King Content goes down the gurgler;
– Top-notch content numbers from LinkedIn & BuzzSumo; 
– Funny freelancer achievement stickers.

#ContentStrategy #ContentMarketing #ArtificialIntelligence #Freelancing
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Digital Things of Interest 08 August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 08 August 2017, which includes digital news, a study and a how-to guide – mainly across social media and content marketing today:

– Facebook using PageSpeed as part of the Newsfeed algo;
– A how to article on beating the NewsFeed algo;
– A study from Buffer across 16 million social media posts; 
– *That* Google engineer has been fired.

#Facebook #SocialMedia #DigitalMarketing #ContentMarketing #NewsFeed #PageSpeed
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Digital Things of Interest 07 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 07 August 2017, which includes:

– Apple hiring mappers – hope they get it right this time;
– PWA vs Native Apps (PWA all the way, let’s hope);
– Email Whaling – things you didn’t know you didn’t know;
– Big infographic about colour, psychology and the web, and I mean big.

#Apple #PWA #Apps #UserExperience #WebDesign #Conversions
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Digital Things of Interest 06 August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 06 August 2017, which includes these terrific tidbits:

– A cracking example of great content obliterated by poor design;
– AMP deep linking to Apps;
– HBR cheerleading AI;
– A celebration of the iPhone at 10.

#ContentStrategy #AMP #ArtificialIntelligence #UserExperience #iPhone #Apps
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Digital Things of Interest 5th August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 05 August 2017, which includes these stupendous snippets:

– Yet another note for devs about Googlebot and JavaScript;
– The EU is on the hunt for a company to monitor Google;
– 20 years since the USC ruled on the CDA and gave us a (relatively) open internet;
– A silly post about social media posting frequency.

#SEO #JavaScript #Google #SocialMedia #ContentStrategy
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Digital Things of Interest 4th August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 04 August 2017. The delectable delights include:

– Google Play ranking factors;
– Google offering $30 billion for Snap;
– CommBank’s Albert leaving blind people struggling;
– Academia yarns about hypertext, semantics and knowledge graphs.

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Digital Things of Interest 03 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 03 August 2017, which includes:

– Android dev releases have Chrome’s ad-blocker installed.
– Apple ditches Nano & Shuffle.
– The sad, sad tale of Winamp’s journey to oblivion.
– Facebook advertisers are paying to promote news stories which mention their brand.

#AdBlocking #GoogleChrome #Apple #MusicPlayers #Facebook #DigitalMarketing #NewsFeed #Android
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Digital Things of Interest 2nd August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 02 August 2017, which includes:

– Widespread cheering at the news that Flash is being killed off. Hooray!;
– AI is apparently inventing languages humans can’t understand. It’s called gibberish;
– Viewing in landscape is making a comeback as screen sizes increase;
– Ways to chill out by turning off push notifications.

#Flash #ArtificialIntelligence #UserExperience #MobilePhones
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Digital Things of Interest 01 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 01 August 2017, which includes:

– 3 mistakes people make with CTA buttons, from Gill Andrews;
– The news that Google Photos 3 is out, and it’s sharing your pics automatically;
– 6 mistakes people commonly make with CRO;
– Adobe catches up with the world and realises mobile experiences aren’t all that hot.

#DigitalMarketing #Conversions #CRO #MobileFirst #UserExperience #GooglePhotos
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Digital Things of Interest 31 July 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 31 July 2017, which includes:

– 5 digital trends you should be on top of; 
– A nice piece about using eye tracking to aid design;
– The news that Volvo self-driving cars are confused by kangaroos. Like the rest of us then;
– BuzzSumo’s massive social media headline analysis. Self-fulfilling, or what?

#DigitalMarketing #SocialMedia #UserExperience #WebDesign #AutonomousDriving
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