It was a busy week in the digital world, which saw an egg surpass Kylie Jenner’s record for the most-liked image of all time on Instagram, and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)’s annual display of the latest innovative wares set to 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.