Digital Things of Interest 30 July 2017

Digital Things of Interest Overview:

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 30 July 2017, which includes:

  • Twitter thinking about fake news flag;
  • Complaints about how the web looks;
  • Sad story of woman shooting boyfriend for YouTube fame;
  • A poor bit of Content Strategy advice from Distilled.

#ContentStrategy #UserExperience #Twitter #FakeNews #YouTube

Digital Things of Interest 30 July 2017:

  • Twitter Contemplating Fake News Flag
    • Hooray! Twitter is allegedly trying its best to institute a feature which would allow users to flag “fake news” in their Twitter feed. This is useful, but I can’t see any chance of it going wrong. Not a chance of users flagging anything that doesn’t reflect their world view, or of organised Twitters users ganging together to flag certain articles as fake news. Nope, never going to happen.


  • The Web Looks Sh!t
    • I agree with the main points of this person’s arguments about how dreadful the web is looking at the moment, with pop-ups, auto-play videos, and general overdosing on clutter. However, the argument is somewhat spoiled by having a rubbish full-screen header WHICH NEEDS AN ARROW TO SHOW YOU SHOULD SCROLL DOWN, and horrible, horrible, horrible, auto-flow into the next article. Whoever invented those needs to be taken out and put against the wall. I don’t want to slurp down all your articles at once in an endless scroll, thanks.



  • Building an Evergreen Machine
    • This is an interesting piece from the team at Distilled, showcasing the benefits of creating Evergreen content, including some imaginary compounding traffic numbers. The thing that they miss in this content strategy is blending their temporal and evergreen content strategies. Temporal content , if done well, can live as long as Evergreen. I’d also note that news sources garner more traffic than almost anything else.


That’s it for today. If you find anything of interest in the digital space that you think is worth sharing, please get in touch with me.

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