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The Emarketing Blog Digital Digest Spring 2019 – Digital Marketing Trends, Social Media Disruptions and Rouge Apple iPhones

Posted on | June 1, 2019 | No Comments

Digital Marketing Trends and Social Media Disruptions

Welcome to the Emarketing Blog Digital Digest Spring 2019 edition. Here’s a collection of interesting tech news, digital marketing trends, social media happenings, fake news and digital issues that are buzzing across the global wires.

Facebook Trust Ratings

Who Controls Your Facebook Feed ( Every time you open Facebook, one of the world’s most influential, controversial, and misunderstood algorithms springs into action.

No one outside Facebook knows for sure how it does this, and no one inside the company will tell you.

Learn more.

Google Privacy

All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It (Wired): You’re probably aware that Google keeps tabs on what you’re up to on its devices, apps, and services—but you might not realize just how far its tracking reach extends.

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The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs (The Atlantic): How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class. When the kids in Skyler’s school want to tell a friend something in class, they don’t scrawl a note down on a tiny piece of paper and toss it across the room. They use Google Docs.

Skye, a 20-year-old from outside Boston, said that thinking about Google Docs chatting made her nostalgic. “Chatting on Google Docs is very reminiscent of when we were younger,” she said. And paper notes? “I haven’t passed a physical note to someone since fifth grade,” she said.

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iPhone logo

It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to? (Washington Post): On a recent Monday night, a dozen marketing companies, research firms and other personal data guzzlers got reports from my iPhone.

“This is your data. Why should it even leave your phone? Why should it be collected by someone when you don’t know what they’re going to do with it?” says Patrick Jackson, a former National Security Agency researcher who is chief technology officer for Disconnect.

Learn more.

Fake News

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye (UK Reuters): A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye.

Lee Foster, a researcher with FireEye, said he found some of the fake personas – often masquerading as American journalists – had successfully convinced several U.S. news outlets to publish letters to the editor, guest columns and blog posts.

Learn more.

Read the most recent Emarketing Blog Posts below:

  • The Emarketing Blog’s Digital Marketing Trends, Fake News and Social Media Disruptions Digest – Summer 2018
  • ABC to Air Prime Time Special on Effects of Screen Time, Social Media and Digital Technology
  • NBC Wall Street Journal Survey Shows Americans Souring on Social Media


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