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An African Christmas

Firstly a big thank you because I know many of you have been supporting the Kayaker (aka son,Tommy Hatwell) via Instagram and Facebook with his endeavours to keep the village in Uganda and his friends in Acholi Quarter in Kampala supplied with essential food during recent months. It wasn’t the year Tommy had planned, not in the slightest, but the Ugandans weren't expecting it either, yet it’s the year we've all been given and we've stayed with the positive and the optimistic here. That’s not har...
Tags: Facebook, Books, UK, Instagram, Africa, Uganda, Kampala, Tommy, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, Family and Friends, DGR, Tommy Hatwell, Kyabirwa, Acholi Quarter, Mama Joy


Countdown to Christmas: 25 ways to create the holiday home of your dreams

As this year draws to a close (finally), it’s only fitting to want to make this a holiday to remember with seasonal décor that warms the heart. The festivities may be different in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull out all the stops. Many of us are keen on celebrating something — anything — after all these months, and there are a fair number of newbies endeavoring to deck their halls for the first time because of limited travel and gatherings, according to Pinterest and other trend watch...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Holidays, Etsy, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Arizona, Ikea, Long Beach, Harry Potter, Johnson


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


One reseller group snagged nearly 3,500 PlayStation 5 consoles, and the resale market might be the only place to score one after it sold out everywhere online

After getting to checkout, PlayStation 5 buyers found out the device had already sold out. Walmart The PlayStation 5 launched this week in Europe and the United Kingdom, and customers encountered many of the same issues they faced in the US: The console was sold out near-instantly at most retailers. The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was through a preorder, but some retailers sold PS5 consoles digitally on a first-come, first-served basis. A robust resale market for the coveted...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Ebay, US, Trends, Walmart, United States, United Kingdom, Sony, Financial Times, Gamestop, Business Insider, Tom


Warning to 'Instagram hikers' after rescues at UK site of plane wreck

Peak District team urge visitors to ‘eerie landscape’ to better prepare for poor weatherIll-prepared “Instagram hikers” have been warned against heading into the Peak District hills to take photos by the eerie wreckage of a plane after mountain rescue volunteers were called out twice in one day to assist them.The crash site at Higher Shelf Stones, on moorland between Manchester and Sheffield, contains large sections of a US military plane that plunged into a ridge in fog in 1948, killing all 13 ...
Tags: Mountains, Photography, UK, Instagram, US, Social Media, UK News, Walking, Manchester, Sheffield, Tiktok


Facebook services saw most disruptions in India in first half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, there were 42 instances when Facebook services were disrupted in India, totalling for a total of 38 weeks, 3 days, and 19 hours. Most of these disruptions were in Jammu and Kashmir, followed by West Bengal. This information was revealed as part of Facebook’s transparency report for the first half of 2020. This isn’t a surprising trend, given how trigger happy the Indian government has been with issuing internet shutdown orders — Jammu and Kashmir for instance was subje...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, India, US, Artificial Intelligence, US Senate, Hate Speech, Delhi, Kashmir, Harmony, Jammu, India Facebook, Internet shutdowns


Facebook's Instagram 'failed self-harm responsibilities'

The NSPCC says a fall in takedowns of graphic content put children at greater risk.
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, NSPCC


A fintech startup was rapped by the UK's financial watchdog

The UK's financial watchdog warned Wednesday fintech Lanistar wasn't authorized to operate. Lanistar claims its upcoming debit card is "the world's most secure card," and can link up to eight bank accounts. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Lanistar "is targeting people in the UK," and advised consumers to "be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm." Lanistar rejected the FCA's statement, saying: "Legal and regulatory compliance are central to Lanistar's business." It w...
Tags: UK, Money, Instagram, Finance, Trends, Startup, Tech, Fca, Bank, Credit Card, Scam, Fintech, Mastercard, Debit Card, UK s Financial Conduct Authority FCA, The Financial Conduct Authority FCA


Fintech startup Lanistar was rapped by the UK's financial watchdog

Gurhan Kiziloz, founder and CEO of Lanistar Lanistar The UK's financial watchdog warned Wednesday fintech Lanistar wasn't authorised to operate. Lanistar is gearing up to launch the "world's most secure" bank card. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Lanistar "is targeting people in the UK," and advised consumers to "be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm." Lanistar rejected the FCA's statement, saying: "Legal and regulatory compliance are central to Lanistar's bu...
Tags: UK, Money, Instagram, Finance, Trends, Startup, Tech, Fca, Bank, Credit Card, Scam, Fintech, Mastercard, Debit Card, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, UK s Financial Conduct Authority FCA


Netflix is testing a new vertical feed of funny videos on iPhones and iPads

John Mulaney, Ali Wong, and Dave Chappelle are stand-up comedians. Each has a comedy special on Netflix. NBC / Getty Images; Rick Kern / Getty Images; Lester Cohen / Getty Images Netflix is testing a new feature called "Fast Laughs." The feed, which is currently only available to select mobile users, shows viewers short clips from Netflix shows, movies, and comedy specials, and allows users to bookmark the full shows after viewing clips. Already, social media giants like TikTok and Instagr...
Tags: UK, News, Instagram, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, Business Insider, Dave Chappelle, Lester Cohen Getty, Tech Insider, Matt Navarra, Rick Kern Getty, Instagram Snapchat Facebook, Tiktok, Business News Desk


Armistice Day 2020 – in pictures

Armistice Day has been marked across the UK with a two-minute silence at 11am and a ceremony at the Cenotaph. Participants fell silent in remembrance of the nation’s war dead, as the coronavirus pandemic limits public commemorations Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, UK News, Remembrance Day


UK: Disclosures: Instagram Provides New Commitments To UK's CMA - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Facebook (owner of Instagram in the UK) has committed to a package of changes to tackle what the Competition and Markets Authority describes as "hidden advertising" on the Instagram platform.
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Competition And Markets Authority, Selz, CMA Frankfurt Kurnit Klein


How To Boost Your Startup Business Using Affiliate Marketing

For a startup, the first goal is to invest in the advertisement of your business to get customers. Digital marketing is the latest strategy of advertising your business, promoting it to the next level. For this purpose, affiliate marketing is used by which you can advertise your products by letting a publisher website post information about it. In this strategy, the affiliate link to your website is placed in the promotional content, and by clicking the link, it will lead to your website. The p...
Tags: Startups, Post, UK, Instagram, Marketing, Digital, Affiliate Marketing, Online Marketing, Others


Social media platforms should take all measures to not host child porn: Delhi High Court

It is necessary for social media platforms to take all effective measures so that child pornography is not hosted on their platforms, the Delhi High Court recently . This is a necessary condition for platforms to fulfil if they wish to receive safe harbour protections under India’s intermediary liability rules. The order came after a woman filed a plea seeking to remove her intimate pictures from platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, and Telegram, claiming they were taken when she was a minor, ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Indonesia, Australia, Youtube, Mexico, Iraq, India, US, Social Media, Pakistan, Child Sexual Abuse


United States: Disclosures: Instagram Provides New Commitments To UK's CMA - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

Facebook (owners of Instagram in the UK) has committed to a package of changes to tackle what the CMA describes as "hidden advertising" on the Instagram platform.
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, United States, Cma, CMA Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance GALA


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #512

Twitter takes a U-turn on blocking controversial New York Post storyEarlier last week, we witnessed the latest moves in the war on misinformation from Facebook and Twitter, who had limited the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden. Both platforms questioned the validity of the article and the origins of the materials featured, which are thought to have been pulled from a computer that had been left by Biden’s son in a computer repair shop. However, it now appears ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, UK, Instagram, White House, Social Media, Seo, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Biden, Mashup, Lens, Competition and Markets Authority CMA


Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU

Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children’s information. The action by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), reported earlier by the Telegraph, comes more than a year after a US data scientist reported concerns to Instagram that its platform was leaking the contact information of minors. David Stier went on to publish details of his investigation last year — saying Insta...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, US, Tech, Eu, Bbc, Ireland, Competition And Markets Authority, Gdpr, DPC, Stier, David Stier


Facebook Promises To Get Undisclosed Sponcon Under Control

Following a two year investigation by UK authorities into undisclosed #sponcon running rampant on Instagram, the platform—and its parent company, Facebook—are following their suggestions to make it a bit harder for influencers to sneak covert ads onto our feeds.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Influencers, Sponcon


Instagram to crack down on 'hidden' advertising after UK investigation

Is that post on Instagram actually an advertisement? Brits on the photo and video sharing platform may soon have a better idea if they're looking at a sales pitch thanks to new measures aimed at combating "hidden" advertising.
Tags: UK, Instagram, Cnn


Cleaning up: the social media stars making housework cool

Donning the Marigolds need not be a chore, according to a new breed of influencers who say cleaning is fun and aspirationalThere were fears that this autumn’s bumper crop of books would see some titles overlooked – but one volume definitely didn’t get brushed under the carpet. This Is Me by Sophie Hinchliffe, better known as the Instagram cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, was the runaway hit of Super Thursday on 1 October, fighting stiff competition from almost 800 other hardbacks published that day...
Tags: Health, Books, UK, Technology, Instagram, Women, Life and style, Society, Culture, Mrs Hinch, Sophie Hinchliffe, Hinch Army


Politicians still don't understand the tech companies they're supposed to keep in check. That's a problem.

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Pool/Getty Images Big Tech companies have never controlled more of our lives. But, we don't have many politicians who understand the intricacies and nuances of technology to properly hold the industry accountable.  Recent hearings in the UK and Australia show just how incompetent politicians are at understanding technology.  Part of the issue is pride and part is due to generational differences. Regardless, we need politicians who can ask the right questions and create int...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Mac, Australia, China, US, Trends, Fbi, Alaska, US Senate, Red Army, US Department of Justice


Brand Moves for Wednesday October 7

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. The Anheuser-Busch brewing company is using its facilities to produce hand sanit...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, Japan, UK, England, Texas, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, New York City, Advertising, US, Dolphin, Fbi, Canada, Paris


Brand Moves for Thursday October 1

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Amazon has been hurriedly trying to remove T-shirts with the words, “Stand back,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Japan, UK, Instagram, Congress, Washington, China, Advertising, US, Unilever, Walmart, Joe Biden, Paypal, Alibaba


Celebrities hand over Instagram accounts to Black women for UK Black History Month

Influential Black women are taking over the Instagram accounts of their White counterparts on Thursday to mark the beginning of the UK's Black History Month.
Tags: UK, Instagram, Cnn, UK Black History Month


BBC Radio 1 hires singer songwriter YUNGBLUD

BBC Radio 1 has partnered with YUNGBLUD for a brand new weekly podcast launching on BBC Sounds in October. Announced during his appearance on Clara Amfo’s show today for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2020, The YUNGBLUD Podcast will interview young music fans who are approaching turning points in their lives. Each week, he’ll chat to one fan to discuss topics and issues affecting young people today, whether it be gender, sexuality, identity, money worries, friendships, style or mental health. ...
Tags: UK, Instagram, Podcasts, Top, Bbc, Radio, Swansea, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Yungblud, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, BBC Music Introducing Stage at Radio


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #509

Snapchat launches ‘Snap Select’ ad buying platform in the UK Snapchat has released its long-awaited ad-buying tool, Snap Select, which will enable UK brands and advertisers to buy and reserve commercials for shows in Snapchat Discover. The announcement comes as Snap revealed the global daily average number of Snapchatters watching Discover shows has increased by more than 45 per cent year-on-year. Pinterest introduces Story Pins and new profiles for creators Pinterest has added several new fea...
Tags: UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Germany, US, San Francisco, Seo, Linkedin, Snapchat, David, Jennifer Aniston, Department Of Justice, David Attenborough, Mashup, Trump, Colin


NESCAFÉ Gold 'Make Your Moment Matter' Campaign

Over the years, NESCAFÉ has played a key role in creating and enhancing coffee moments for people around the world. This is why NESCAFÉ has created a new brand platform, "Make Your Moment Matter", to celebrate these life moments that we often take for granted and encourage people to take the time to enjoy them over a cup of coffee.    The new platform first launches in Europe falls under NESCAFÉ Gold, with a campaign idea focused on savouring the moments that matter. N...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, France, Advertising, Food And Drink, Publicis, Bruno Bertelli, Nescafe, Publicis Conseil, Christopher Thiery, Belen Sagrario, Irene Balascas, Robert Marsh, Ilias Papadopoulos


Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record

The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform on Thursday.
Tags: UK, News, Instagram, Jennifer Aniston, David Attenborough


Facebook Busts Russian Disinfo Networks As US Election Looms

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Facebook announced on Thursday that it has taken down three "coordinated inauthentic behavior" networks promoting disinformation that included nearly 300 Facebook and Instagram accounts along with dozens of Facebook Pages and Groups. While the efforts were seemingly run independently, and focused primarily outside of the US, each has ties to Russian intelligence -- and they collectively provide a sobering echo of the social media assault that roile...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Russia, US, Tech, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nato, Belarus, Ira, Dc, Democratic National Committee, Belarus Russia


Nightstream Unveils Full Program Slate Including Run, Nia DaCosta & More!

Nightstream unveils full program slate including Run, Nia DaCosta & more! Nightsream, the virtual even uniting genre festivals Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook and Popcorn Frights, has unveiled its full programming slate including the world premiere of the Sarah Paulson-led thriller Run, a panel with Candyman filmmaker Nia DaCosta and more beginning October 8! RELATED: 2020 Beyond Fest Slate Revealed Including Freaky, Bad Hair & More! PB ...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Movie News, Nia DaCosta, Nightstream



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