Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, noted that he wanted to “have a measurement of how [Twitter] affects the broader society and public health” in a Periscope chat, today. He also stated that the increase in character limits and the addition of the “threads” feature will help them to produce deeper metrics. We’re positively itching to get our hands on some of these findings. Considering this report on Twitter’s massive “fake news” problem (compared to Facebook, who are actually doing something) and the fact that anybody will soon be allowed to become verified, we’re guessing that the results of this health check could swing either way.
"I'm afraid it's bad news... Or is it?"
Speaking Of Twitter & Fake News...
Have you been blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump? One Twitter user has and may take the POTUS to court over it. Apparently, the President’s Twitter is a public forum, and denying access to it could be unconstitutional. This could be “YUGE”.
If this does go to court, we hope this is the judge he gets ☝️
"You Can Sue Trump?" *Turns Head*
Meme news: Turning heads today is this meme. Who knew that you could just film a styrofoam head for 3 seconds and reach internet stardom? Wait, that sounds about right, actually. Our personal favourite is this one.
"When you find out that The Daily Distraction doesn't come out on weekends."
Gimlet Takes To Alexa For Podcasting
As more and more companies take to podcasting, Gimlet Media has announced that it will launch its first show for Amazon Alexa. The show is called “Chompers” and will teach children how to brush their teeth. I wonder if any 0ther companies are toying with the whole podcast idea… 🤷😜
Hmm... A podcast you say? Now, that's an idea. Stay tuned 😉🚀
Netflix & (No) Chill
When Conan O'Brien threw some shade at Netflix over the number of shows they’d produced, he expected that would be that. NOPE. Netflix came right back with the burn of the day. Check it out below.