A Very Un-American Approach to Privacy?

GDPR: Not yet in the rear view mirror

It’s six weeks since the effective date of GDPR. And many people think that, now that the flood of emails telling us about GDPR has ended, they won’t hear anything more about GDPR. Well, the reality is that we haven’t finished with GDPR. Not by a long shot. Many publishers and websites are going to be found to come up short on their implementation of GDPR. Some implemented opt-out instead of opt-in. Others buried their approvals out of plain sight. Some gave us an all or nothing approval. And all of these sites may find themselves being scrutinized in future. On top of that, California passed what may be the toughest privacy law in the United States, with an effective date of 2020. So, GDPR and privacy laws are not in our rearview mirror yet.

After Facebook: A return to a more diverse, more open online publishing ecosystem?

More evidence of the impact Facebook’s retreat from news had on publishers. Slate shared the 87% decline in traffic that they received from Facebook. But that’s not entirely the bad news it may seem at first blush. Because Slate didn’t go all-in on Facebook. They maintained a multi-channel promotion and publishing strategy – and that is serving them well now. Traffic to their home page is up. Traffic from sources other than Facebook are up and podcasts now constitute 25% of Slate’s revenue. Gini shares some of the stats for Spin Sucks – and they mirror what Slate revealed. Yes, Facebook referrals are down. But increases in traffic from other sources more than compensate for this loss. The bottom line — Facebook’s retreat from news has given a more diverse social system a chance to reestablish itself. And, as tough as the past 18 months have been, we’ve arrive in a much better place, a place that reminds us of the pre-Facebook open web.

Learn how to produce better videos the Instagram way

Have you been spending time on IGTV? Are you wondering how to produce better video to reach your friends and others? If you are, Instagram wants to help you. They have published a 48 page guide on how to produce better videos. And if equipment and software are a mystery to you, fear not. The Instagram guide provides tips on the apps and accessories you can get and use to make better video.

Audiograms really do work

Audiograms – the social posts that add video animations to soundclips – really do work. New data from audiogram provider Headliner showed that audiograms are much more effective at actively engaging your potential audience than are social posts with static images.


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