Here are my top industry stories for today’s Friday5 round up: Snapchat, Buzzwords, Twitpic, Content Raven and censorship.
- Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live (TechCrunch, August 29): Want to experience something from a different perspective. How about tens, hundreds, or thousands of different takes? The way we tell stories has fundamentally changed – and thanks to technology – and become more visual. Take Snapchat’s latest announcement for instance. Users can now contribute or thread snaps together from a single event. Let’s just hope they’re just not all selfies.
- 8 Media Buzzwords That We’ve Lost Forever (AdWeek, September 1): Disruption, responsive design, iterate, reimagine, hacking, paradigm shift, synergy, the Tinder of…Who’s sad to see any of these fade away? Not me.
- Twitpic Is Shutting Down, and It’s Blaming Twitter (TIME, September 4): All I have to say is don’t mess with Twitter. “Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours... Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic,” said founder Noah Everett.
- Content Raven Jumps On The Sales And Marketing Analytics Bandwagon (Forbes, September 5): Everyone wants to make better, more informed decisions when it comes to developing smart sales and marketing strategies. Over the last few months, a number of platforms – including Twitter – have announced new or enhanced data analytics offerings. What do you think about Content Raven?
- Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Grapple With Islamic State Censorship (US News & World Report, September 5): How and what to censor when is a real problem Facebook, Twitter, etc. sites are grappling with. In the case of ISIS, the social media-savvy organization is using these tools to recruit and spread propaganda. But where do we draw the line between free speech and extremism when it comes to censoring social content?