YouTube and Video
The Google Search
helpful content update was all rolled out
by September 9. I’m not seeing any change, fortunately.
Social blogging platform Medium turned 10 last month
. They highlight popular and celebrity posts and significant platform updates. It’s very celebratory. For a counterpoint, see Casey Newton’s article on “Why Medium Faile
Twitter’s Birdwatch program is expanding
. Contributors to the program help identify misleading Tweets. If their notes are rated “Helpful” by other contributors who have tended to disagree on past ratings, the notes will be made public. More Contributors are being added, the onboarding process has been redesigned to encourage thoughtful contributions, and more US Twitterers will see Helpful notes. In testing, the notes made people up to 35% less likely to like or retweet the misleading Tweet.
Twitter is offering more ways to share
. Tweets on your mobile device, including sharing to LinkedIn, Instagram Stories, Snapchat and (in India) WhatsApp. At Social Media Today,
Andrew Hutchinson points out this will help Twitter track sharing activity, which Twitter can’t do if people share Tweet screenshots.
Not only Google and YouTube
are implementing informational banners and working to prevent the spread of misinformation in the run-up to the November 2022 midterm elections in the US. Pinterest
are taking similar steps. I’m surprised Meta/Facebook/Instagram haven’t made a similar announcement (yet).
You can now easily view and edit contact details
in Gmail, Calendar, Voice, Docs and other Android Google Workspace apps. For example, you will be able to tap a person’s name or avatar while composing a Gmail message, have their contact info card appear, then tap the edit pencil to update the information.