Like it or not, there are rules, guidelines and even laws to follow online. Yet everyone from the average user to the Kardashians seem to think they can ignore convention. Twenty-five years on, it's still the wild west out there.
Facebook decided that the editorial news team responsible for its Trending section was obsolete. See how a Twilight Zone episode is beginning to come to life as more jobs are automated.
LinksBe sure to check out other major stories from the August 29th edition of the newsletter:
- BuzzFeed is dividing its operations in two: BuzzFeed EntertainmentGroup and BuzzFeed News. The former will concentrate on the content BuzzFeed has traditionally been known for, while the latter will bring together the health team, global news operations, and video news under one team.
- The Federal Reserve Bank just launched its first Facebook page, to much derision. Is it too little, too late for this government agency?
- Google is cracking down on sites that have interstitial ads, those pop-ups that are so annoying. If you still support this practice, your site ranking is about to drop.
CreditsTheme song: "The Liberty Bell," by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Band and shared under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.
Incidental music: "One More Stripper" by APAMusic, royalty-free license from Pond5.com.
Voice over: Toni Deckers
Western music: "Adventure Western Music - Wild West" Ross Budgen (YouTube)
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