Including... updates from Twitter, the new Digital Works podcast and a guide to creating a successful charity website.
Hello, this is the latest (*slightly shorter than usual*) issue of Digital Snapshot - all the news, ideas and good reads about digital & audiences. You can find all of the previous issues here. If you need help with your digital challenges, please do get in touch. And if you have been working on any interesting digital projects that you can share, or have come across something useful, fun or eye-catching, do let me know.
News & Updates
- A seemingly small but super useful update from Twitter -you can now add a new tweet, to an old tweet, useful if you have threads with visit information or similar.
- Mark Zuckerberg is calling for more regulation of big tech - yes really.
Useful & bookmarkable
- My conversation with Ash for Digital Works is now live, you can listen here to our discussion about digital strategy, organisational culture and CDROMs.
- Four rules to creating an effective strategy.
- Culture 24's latest chapter of Let's Get Real is about digital evaluation and measuring online success.
- Memes might be fun but they're mostly not accessible.
- While it's not specifically aimed at the cultural sector, this guide to creating a successful charity website is a useful checklist.
- Adam Kozary shares yet more useful tips about effective social media.
Fun, inspirational & the rest
- Thanks to Dee for sharing the museum of modern email, which features, "...beautiful and thoughtfully designed email campaigns created by performing arts and culture organizations from around the world."
- Outside cultural & heritage sector but this is a powerful use of AR, exploring issues surrounding the fishing trade (best on a mobile).
- Chichester Festival Theatre are looking for a Digital Marketing Officer.
- A salutary reminder that predicting the future is a mugs game in this article tracing media commentary on YouTube in its early days, particularly love this quote: "Now correct me if I’m wrong, but the only video sharing service with a clear business model right now is Revver - they’re putting ads in videos and splitting the revenue with the content creator." Revver anyone? No, I didn't think so.
- How could I not include an article which uses the term 'FikFoks'. Those young TikTok influencers have to have somewhere they can be themselves...
- Finally, two books that are on my to-read list, Facebook: The Inside Story by journalist Steven Levy (author of the fascinating book about Google - In the Plex). And Lurking by Joanne McNeil which charts the history of the internet through the experiences of its users. According to the blurb, "Joanne McNeil digs deep and identifies the primary (if sometimes contradictory) concerns of people online: searching, safety, privacy, identity, community, anonymity, and visibility."
That's it for this issue! Don't forget, if you have been working on any interesting digital projects that you can share, or have come across something useful, fun or eye-catching, do let me know. Also, if there are topics you would like us to cover in our blog - perhaps how-tos or other practical guides relating to digital, please let us know.
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