It was a busy week in the world of digital, which saw an egg surpass Kylie Jenner’s record for the most-liked image of all time on Instagram, and the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where manufacturers display their latest innovative wares and we get a peek into how they might shape consumers’ everyday lives. According to most observers, CES was all about 5G – or it would have been, if people could agree on what it actually is. (Catch up on all of the biggest 5G announcements from CES here.)
- Instagram now lets you post and regram to multiple accounts.
- Facebook is set to roll out a fact-checking operation in the UK in partnership with a charity.
- Amazon and IMDb launched a new ad-supported streaming service called Freedive.
- Slack looks to be following the trend set by Spotify, favouring a direct share listing over an IPO.
- Brands can now sponsor Discover Weekly playlists in Spotify.
- Business Insider has found what it believes to be leaked influencer commissions.
- Inside Facebook’s great ad platform clean up – insights from their CES client council.
- UK ad watchdog targets influencers and opaque brand deals.
- Could this be the future of (tech-enabled) beauty?
- To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos, HBO spent the day handing out nicknames on Twitter.
- Netflix is applying AI in attempts to block account sharing.
- Harvard Business Review examined whether biometrics can predict content virality.
- What happens when Facebook goes the way of MySpace?
- A look into the technology that will define 2019.
And if you still haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions yet, take a leaf out of Mark Zuckerberg’s book.