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milkshake duck's doppelgänger breaks social media: your daily distraction... you're welcome

milkshake duck's doppelgänger breaks social media: your daily distraction... you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #216 • View online

Social Media is Broken, But Can it Be Fixed?
In this week’s edition of the Truly Social series, Tara breaks down the human psychology behind the current state of social (with particular reference to a recent event we covered.) From the dopamine addiction of getting “likes” to the way social platforms reward unethical behaviour, this one hits the nail on the head.
Social Media is Broken, But Can it Be Fixed? | Truly Social with Tara - YouTube
Social Media is Broken, But Can it Be Fixed? | Truly Social with Tara - YouTube
Is Instagram "Withholding" Likes To Keep You Hooked?
Speaking of dopamine and unethical use of social media: a member of the startup company, Dopamine Labs, claims that Instagram strategically holds back “likes” in order to keep users coming back. He adds that “it’ll show only a fraction of the likes” in the hopes that you’ll “be disappointed with your haul and check back again.” Twitter is starting to pick up on this news, so let’s hope something gets done about it…
Now it's just a random number generator, with the occasional picture of food.
Now it's just a random number generator, with the occasional picture of food.
Google Helps You Find Your Art Museum Twin
Twitter is loving the new Google Arts & Culture app feature, which allows you to find your very own historical art doppelgänger. It’s only available in the US for now, so we went ahead and made our own:
AnnaMaria: Truly Social's very own Frida Kahlo.
AnnaMaria: Truly Social's very own Frida Kahlo.
Word Of The Year: Milkshake Duck
Milkshake Duck (a fictional internet star who is briefly adored by the public, until being shunned due to an offensive past) has become Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year. Although the phrase was coined by the Twitter user, @pixelatedboat in 2016, the phenomenon its named after is still as relevant as ever.
"My masterplan to enter the lexicon has finally worked! Uh.. I mean, quack!" - Milkshake Duck
"My masterplan to enter the lexicon has finally worked! Uh.. I mean, quack!" - Milkshake Duck
🎵 You Are The Dancing Meme 🎵
Finally, in meme news: a Twitter user in Japan found an arcade player giving the machine a run for its money. This interesting performance has already scored 3.5 million views and a series of copycats. Let the arcade dance wars commence!
Star Lord knows how to settle this sort of thing.
Star Lord knows how to settle this sort of thing.
Have a great Martin Luther King Jr. Day from all of us here at Truly Social!

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