FIR #180: TikTok, TikTok, TikTok

For Immediate Release


Doug Haslam joins host Shel Holtz for a conversation about TikTok and the role it could wind up playing in the social media space. Also in this week’s episode:

  • Has Facebook really lost 15 million users? A lot of people don’t think it’s true.
  • Facebook’s pivot to secure messaging is about more than just messaging. Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be WeChat for everywhere except China
  • Telegram picked up 3 million new users in 24 hours after Facebook’s outage began
  • Teenagers are using an old tool for private chat: Google Docs
  • Conde Nast has turned a vibrant Facebook Group into a new profit-focused vertical
  • Brands on Instagram are cool just because they’re on Instagram
  • YouTube’s AI wasn’t up to the task of removing video of the New Zealand terrorist’s live stream
  • The investment in podcasting may not be a good thing for podcasters or their listeners
  • Firework is a new video-sharing app with a twist (literally, since  you can twist your phone around to change the video view)
  • Digg has updated its chart showing what happens on the Internet every 60 seconds
  • Nutella is testing giving away free samples via Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant platforms
  • Tune is a new Chrome extension that lets you dial down the toxic comments you see
  • Twitter’s revamped camera is its answer to Stories
  • Dan York reports on the horros of the live-streamed New Zealand terrorist attack and the challenges with moderating live sstreams, Twitter’s upgraded camera, India and video, a bunch of WordPress news, and the web’s 30th anniversary

Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

You can find the stories from which FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog.

About Doug Haslam

Doug HaslamDoug Haslam’s career has spanned a variety of disciplines within the communications field: radio technology, editorial production, public relations, marketing, social media and digital. Doug began with public radio, producing news and thoughtful sports programs, moving into technology public relations, and currently to social media and content strategy for brands of all sizes and industries. Doug’s love of media has come full circle, as his most recent positions have seen him taking full advantage of his content creation skills, managing social media and brand publishing programs for a wide variety of clients.

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03/17/19 | 0 Comments | FIR #180: TikTok, TikTok, TikTok