Facebook dating, Twitter passwords, Phelps on Insta, and the Scooby-Doo Justice Project: The Week in Review

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Mindset Digital // May 4, 2018

 

Our weekly roundup brings you a list of curated content in social, technology and Mindset Digital happenings from need-to-know to silly social trends.

Last week in social…

Facebook’s Feature Frenzy. This week Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the annual F8 Facebook developer conference and unveiled a whole set of new features, including Watch Party, which lets you join your friends to watch a livestream, a forthcoming dating feature that he promises is “more than just hookups,” and a Clear History feature, which deletes your FB browsing history. WhatsApp, Messenger, and Insta will get new features as well. (via CNET)

Cambridge Analytica won’t survive the Facebook data scandal. The embattled company, which has become the poster child of dodgy Facebook data use, will be closing. The UK-based parent company, SCL Group, is also shutting down. The company continues to claim it acted legally—which, to be honest, it probably did. Or at least didn’t use any online advertising tactics that everyone else wasn’t also taking advantage of via Facebook, which is sort of the problem. Still, turns out there is such a thing as bad publicity, and they don’t foresee being able to take on new customers to stay in business. (via the Verge)

A post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on

Michael Phelps runs his own Instagram account. And in this quick video, he shared with Mashable why he does it, what he likes about it and how he reacts to trolls. (via Mashable)

Last Week in Tech…

Amazon really wants smart homes to happen. If you’ve been tech and/or DIY-shy about putting together a basic smart home, you’re in luck: Amazon now sells starter kits costing anywhere from $240 to $840, including installation. Depending on your price point, the kits include things like smart speakers, indoor and outdoor lighting, alarms and motion sensors and a video doorbell. Availability is limited to 11 states for now, but it’s a savvy move to help mainstream the tech as the ultimate in convenience… not to mention kneecap competing third-party installers before they can really get going. (via Select All)

Time to Change Your Twitter Passwords. On Thursday, Twitter revealed that a bug caused the platform to store user passwords in unmasked form. Now the bird wants everyone to change their passwords…

Last Week at Mindset Digital…

Facebook continues to dominate headlines, but what do all of their troubles mean for end users like you and me? The Mindset Digital team breaks it down in the latest edition of the Mindset Digital podcast…

Thank you, Internet!

If you’re a GenX podcast fan, then we dare you to resist this: a “true crime” podcast in which the investigators attempt to prove the innocence of the villains from the 1969 – 1970 season of “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” Just shut up and take my money, Scooby-Doo Justice Project.

 

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