14,042 We are social, We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #464

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #464 More blows for Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra, has hit a few more roadblocks this week. Firstly, The Financial Times reported that planned partners Mastercard, Visa, eBay and Stripe have pulled out, following the withdrawal of PayPal the week before. Facebook’s executive in charge of Libra is... Leer más →

14,039 We are social, How hate can fuel brand love

How hate can fuel brand love While there are many amazing things about social media, it’s also true that there’s no getting away from hate. Social has become an arena for the normalisation of vitriol; a hotbed for trolls and ranting. Brands are not exempt from this. Community managers are often on the end of... Leer más →

14,038 We are social, We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #463

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #463 The OK hand emoji gets added to a list of hate symbols The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has added the finger-and-thumb OK hand emoji to its ‘Hate on Display’ list, after the gesture has been adopted by many members of the far-right as a symbol of white supremacy. The ‘new meaning’ emerged after an online... Leer más →

14,032 We are social, The (new) golden age of GIFs

The (new) golden age of GIFs Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? Is it GHIF or JIF?* So many questions yet to be answered. Thankfully, our Marketing & Innovation Director in Milan, Luca Della Dore is here to help.  Disclaimer: this post includes many GIFs. GIFs were invented in 1987, but... Leer más →

14,031 We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #462

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #462 Facebook announces Horizon, a new VR social network At its Oculus Connect event last week, Facebook announced the upcoming launch of its own social Oculus-based VR platform, called Horizon. Positioned as an ‘interactive world’, people will be able to create their own VR avatars and hang out with other players,... Leer más →

14,029 Islas, O. Trump, amor y odio en Redes. El Universal, Tech Bit, columna Proyecto Internet, 27 de septiembre, 2019.

El martes 24 de septiembre, durante su intervención en la 74ta sesión de la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas, Donald Trump, presidente de Estados Unidos, sorprendió al auditorio al denunciar el desmesurado poder de las redes sociales. El presidente Trump afirmó que algunas redes sociales están adquiriendo un poder inmenso “sobre lo que podemos ver y... Leer más →

14,026 We are social, Everybody is talking about: Deepfakes

Everybody is talking about: Deepfakes Over the last few months, we’ve heard more and more about deepfakes – a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence.  Here, our Creative Production Lead in Dubai, Amr Younis; Senior Creative Technologist in London, Sam Cox; and Innovation Director for Singapore, Arnaud Robin put their heads together to help marketers understand whether... Leer más →

14,023 We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #461

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #461 Facebook reveals how Oversight Board will work Facebook has released a charter explaining how its (theoretically) independent Oversight Board will work. The board will review appeals to Facebook’s policy decisions, like content takedowns, and make recommendations for changes. Its decision will be final, even if those at Facebook aren’t happy about... Leer más →

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