Friday Wrap #191: Mobile rules the Net, data is the new influencer, CNN election bot targets youth

Friday Wrap #191Artificial Intelligence (AI) is so important a topic these days, and accounts for so much coverage, I’m giving it its own category in the Friday Wrap starting this week. I extract items for the Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Look out Slack. Microsoft unleashes Teams—Microsoft has announced its Slack killer, Microsoft Teams. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls it a “chat-based workspace” within Office 365, designed to bring teams together for conversation and collaboration. It also unifies Office apps like Word and Powerpoint,… Read More »

Friday Wrap #190: Vine is dead, new privacy rules, chatbot search engine, Giphy’s 100 million users

Friday Wrap #190The Friday Wrap is back after missing a week last week. I was on the road and ran out of time to put it together. To make up for it, this is an extra-crunchy edition. I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Vine is dead—All those Vine creators making a decent (or even terrific) livings are now twisting in the wind as beleaguered Twitter will kill the app in the months ahead. Vines already created will continue to exist, small comfort to those brands have paid to craft their inventive six-second videos.… Read More »

Friday Wrap #189: Facebook’s Workplace, Wells Fargo’s crisis plan, consumers’ cross-platform habits

Friday Wrap #189I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Facebook’s Workplace arrives—In tests it was called Facebook at Work, but now that it’s available to any organization that wants to pony up for it, Facebook has named its workplace messaging tool Workplace. Designed to take on popular tools like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer, and Chatter, Workplace brings a Facebook-like interface to the enterprise. The tool features groups, updates, the ability to tag people, share files, chat with multiple colleagues, and publish… Read More »

Friday Wrap #188: Young adults want news by text, Facebook wants everyone to have the Net, and more

Friday Wrap #188I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Facebook wants to provide free Internet access—Facebook’s Free Basics app has already been deployed in some third-world regions—and killed off in India after being subjected to regulatory scrutiny. But the company is looking to roll it out in the U.S., and has been in talks with the White House and wireless carriers about making it happen. Free Basics “would target low-income and rural Americans who cannot afford reliable, high-speed Internet a home or on… Read More »

Friday Wrap #187: Ford tweets debate, Twitter opens Moments, MS kills standalone Yammer, and more

Friday Wrap #187I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: EMPLOYEES AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION

One of the items I share this week reveals the marketers aren’t taking advantage of employees, a huge majority of whom use social media during their work days. During a crisis, tapping into employees could improve transparency and authenticity. It could also increase the odds of ongoing problems. I’m hosting a webinar next Friday, October 7, to help you plan to get the best results from engaging employees during a… Read More »

Friday Wrap #186: Bank ethics, AI messaging, live-streamed debates, declining Twitter spends, & more

Friday Wrap #186I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Facebook overestimated video viewing times—The average time Facebook has told advertisers people spent watching videos was seriously overestimated for the last two years. The excessive figure resulted from only counting videos seen for three or more seconds and didn’t factor in shorter views. “The miscalculation likely led to an overestimated viewing time of 60 to 80%,” according to C|Net, and may well have led advertisers to spend more than they otherwise would… Read More »

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