Facebook’s new “Instant Articles” platform has caused quite a stir in the publishing industry. Some publishers have pointed out that they won’t be able to compete with this new platform and, from now on, will be dependent upon Facebook for their revenue. However, this launch has also paved the way for newcomers to gain traction, leaving the larger publishers to grapple for attention. So, look out Buzzfeed and Huffington Post! A new player is in town.
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A lot happens in between, but those are the basics of it.
Digg was a perfect example of this. Flickr is another. All of these sites have something in common: A fanatical reliance, if not focus, on ‘community.’ It’s worth remembering that having users is not the same thing as having a ‘community.’
Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a little blue check mark by their name.
From the Tinder blog:
Starting today, you may see a verified symbol on some profiles. Now when notable public figures, celebrities and athletes appear in your recommendations, you’ll know it’s for real.
Over 160 trillion instant messages will be sent by 2019, according to research from Juniper.
Instant messages (IM) sent on platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat will overtake email to become the most popular digital communication channel in 2015, according to data from Juniper Research.
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