This week: Twitter under fire, Facebook helps developing countries and new features in Vine.

August 22, 2014

 

Hello to all you lovely digital superheroes out there. We’ve got the inside scoop on some of this week’s news. 

Backlash on Twitter

Twitter has received a barrage of abuse from users, as they begin showing content in ‘News Feeds’ that is not from people other users follow. This means that your feed is now more likely to resemble your Facebook page rather than the short, catchy posts of Twitter. *sad face* http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/20/crap/

Facebook gives Africa access to Wikipedia       

Facebook’s internet.org initiative which brings internet access to developing countries, has released its first app. Wikipedia is now available for free to users in Zambia, Northern Africa who are on mobile network, Airtel Africa. This is the first phase, with plans to roll the scheme to developing countries across the world. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/20/iphone-6-leaked-photos-apple

Vine gets with the programme

Hooray! Vine finally allows users to upload existing videos to turn into Vines – a huge leap forward for Vine who previously only allowed you to film using the app. The Vine community can be incredibly creative when it comes to a short 6 second clip – we look forward to seeing what they come up with! http://mashable.com/2014/08/20/vine-import-videos/

Well folks, that’s all for this week – keep up to date with our latest news and events on Twitter @godigitalNCL and Facebook.

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