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sweaty pride puts facebook underwater: your daily distraction... you're welcome

sweaty pride puts facebook underwater: your daily distraction... you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #317 • View online

“Life is complicated. It’s filled with nuance. It’s unsatisfying. … If I believe in anything, it is doubt. The root cause of all life’s problems is looking for a simple f****** answer.”
- Anthony Bourdain, who died this week at the age of 61. May he rest in peace.
Plank for Profit: Fitness guru makes bank
Whether you’ve seen people posting personal at-home workouts, nutritional plans, or memes, it’s obvious that the topic of fitness is huge on digital platforms. The Sweat app, created by personal trainer and fitness guru, Kayla Itsines, brought in $77 million last year. Co-creator Tobi Pierce sees growth for their company in the future, with the possibility of expanding into AR features.
This app is like a substitute for a personal trainer.
This app is like a substitute for a personal trainer.
LGBTQ Pride: YouTube still can't get it right
Although YouTube is in the middle of their #ProudtoCreate campaign for Pride month, the problems don’t end there for LGBTQ creators using the platform. From demonetizing videos with the word “transgender” in their titles to allowing hateful homophobic ads to run alongside LGBTQ videos, YouTube has a lot of work to do if they really want to be allies to this community.
LGBTQ content is here to stay. Deal with it.
LGBTQ content is here to stay. Deal with it.
Watery WiFi: Microsoft takes data to the sea
As part of their moonshot for Project Natik, Microsoft has placed a data centre at the bottom of the sea close to Orkney Islands in Scotland. This experiment aims to find out if it’s possible to provide better internet services to coastline communities using renewable energy.
Are we going to see a rise in underwater dance trends?
Are we going to see a rise in underwater dance trends?
Facebook Flop: Privacy issues continue
What more can we say about Facebook’s many mistakes at this point? A bug on Facebook has been changing the default privacy setting of their status composer from private to public. The bug potentially affected 14 million users from May 18 to 27 and has since been “fixed.” Until the next error, we’re guessing.
Hearing about more Facebook errors feels like this.
Hearing about more Facebook errors feels like this.
Hug your loved ones today. Have a great #NationalBestFriendsDay from Truly Social!
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