Instagram’s done it again – it’s silently rolled out a new feature – this time it’s an update to its “Instagram Shopping”, which was originally launched in 2018 . The platform’s risking user fatigue since this comes hot on the heels of other recent feature announcements that I’ve highlighted in an earlier blog post. I came across news about this on Twitter where users expressed … Continue reading Instagram’s Done It Again – New Feature Alert
There have been mixed reactions since it was revealed that Twitter is exploring a subscription-based model. Some corners of the platform cheered the news while others bemoaned that this could be the end of free and easy access to information and conversations. It all started when news broke of a new job listing that revealed Twitter’s new internal team, codenamed “Gryphon,” that is “building a subscription … Continue reading Twitter Hints At Subscription Model
India’s ban of TikTok last week cause quite a stir across the world. The social media platform allows users to upload short, entertaining videos set to music. Owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based tech company, TikTok’s popularity has exploded over the past year with a spike of users signing up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, it has been downloaded more than 2 … Continue reading Is this start of TikTok’s end?
There’s been a flurry of social media announcements recently, some exciting; some potentially troubling. The platforms in the news: Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Byte. I’m going to focus on each one separately – starting with Instagram since it’s got not one, not two but three updates coming soon! Reels In 2016, Instagram made news when it launched Stories as a direct competitor to Snapchat. It … Continue reading Instagram addict? Check out these three new features!
Tip of the week: Pick up ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear if you’re looking for something full of a-ha moments starting from Chapter 1. Literally. I’ve just started the audiobook and the key takeaways so far: 💥 Patience and Compounding. It takes time to start seeing results so we need to be patient. It’s also important to set easy, micro goals that can be achievable … Continue reading Kick-start lasting change
I don’t know about you but it doesn’t feel like its been only two months since quarantine was formally imposed on us. At this point it feels like we’ve fallen through the looking glass and we’re all living Upside Down day – but it’s more like Upside Down Year. As a result, it seems like we’re all running on two speeds: full energy or sloth. … Continue reading Hustling and COVID-19
Social media users (which, if we’re being honest is most of us) tend to be a rather curious bunch. We’ve taken it for granted that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now TikTok, have become a natural extension of our lives that not being on any of the platforms – whether as users or consumers – causes phantom FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). It’s … Continue reading Digital Marketing During COVID-19
Last night, I was once again scrolling mindlessly through my twitter feed in the middle of the night because I’ve developed insomnia since the pandemic began when I came across a post that stilled my mind. I remembered that I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Yo Yo Ma three years ago ahead of his performance in Abu Dhabi. He was warm, humble, and full … Continue reading Play On, Maestro