The Digital Bible #1

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Chapter 1, Verse 1. 

Welcome to my Digital Bible. A weekly round up of interesting stories on Social, Tech and Digital curated by me. The idea is to share interesting pieces that I find. If I'm sharing it here, it's because I think it's interesting and it's worth a read/watch or listen. I create a version for work, but for my own sanity I've had to look at creating a version for myself that I can own free from other distractions. I'd grown 50mg from an internal only document to a fortnightly update that was being sent to over 100 subscribers. My hope is that I can at the very least match that number. To those who were with me for 50mg thanks for your continued support. For those who are new - welcome. I hope you enjoy the show.


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We all know that brands and retailers love Instagram. Its highly visual experience lends itself perfectly to showing off items. So that they're testing In-App purchasing is a logical step.  Let's see how it goes.


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In recent months Facebook have been trying to make the platform more friendly for Customer Service queries. Seems Twitter have taken notice and are upping their game to stave off the competition.


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Unless you've been living under a rock you'll have heard the news about Vine. For me it's not a shock. And I didn't really like the platform anyway. But I had a few thoughts. And you'll find them here


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Every week I'll identify something that I would love to own. My thinking is if I love it then the world should know about it. This week it's Allbirds runners. They're all the rage in Silicon Valley. And they look great.

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I have an unhealthy obsession with US politics. This Election campaign has just fuelled that. So when I see interesting, smart ideas like Troll Trump being rolled out I kind of have to point it out. 


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For a while there we were all marvelling at the engagement brands were getting from Snapchat Stories. But then Snapchat stopped autoplay and views dropped accordingly. Interesting piece on Digiday.


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You may have noticed a new feature appearing on your Facebook app that looks  like Snapchat like filters. That's because they're using Ireland as a test market. This from The Verge.


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Steve Jobs has been dead for a while now and it's really starting to show. Apple announced AirPods with great fanfare and a release date of the end of October. Which is now looking like January 2017.


And that's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the first Chapter in this new departure and please do remember to share this and thanks for checking out the site.
 

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Hugh CurranComment