an you trust anything you read on Facebook? What are Amazon’s plans for Australia (and why is Australian online shopping so rubbish?). Meanwhile, we dissect the Nintendo Classic Mini NES with special guest, CNET.com’s Seamus Byrne!
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited has its limitations, as do the rumours about the retailing giant’s planned push into Australia. All this and more in the latest episode!
The Australian 2016 Census crashed and burned, and we toast marshmallows on its corpse. Meanwhile, Facebook takes the fight to ad blockers and Netflix wants to improve broadband speeds, but is it faking its results? All this and more in the latest episode!
Stories that caught my eye today from around the web, including how to deal with writing rejection and someone determined enough to really catch them all.
Twitter is apparently set to remove character counts for images and links. Will that change all that much in how social media works?
Facebook’s “Instant Articles” platform promises to pay small content creators for the articles they publish to Facebook. That’s got to be a win, doesn’t it? Not quite.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out this week. What, you didn’t know? You mustn’t spend much time on social media. Or outside. (note: ENTIRELY SPOILER FREE)
Foxtel has a plan to block access to piracy sites — but will it make a difference? Meanwhile, there’s some great mobile data deals available right now, but is this the beginning of a mobile data price war? All this, and much more, including Zuckerberg’s charity change of heart and the latest NBN Snafu in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.
Old scams never die — they just mutate into new forms to be shared around socially. Today’s example involves the lure of free first class flights from Aussie carrier Qantas.
Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s not surprising so many people use social media in crises such as floods, fires and earthquakes.