Weekly digital bites, episode 17: news, trends & wisdom

October 21, 2016

“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.”, says Esther Dyson. In other words, you have to risk it to get the biscuit. Here’s the latest changes, news and trends from the digital candyland.

TRENDS & EVENTS

Google just released its first pop-up shop and it is full of AI. You can sneak a peek inside and see it yourself. Beyond the phones, you’ll find a big virtual reality space where people can test out Google’s Daydream View VR headset and more. The future is here.

On the other side of the internet, Facebook is lending some of its features to its new baby – Instagram. Starting from now, you can support friends whose mental health you may be concerned about. How does it work? Now, if you spot an Instagram post by a friend that worries you, you can do something about it.

And talking about emotions, marketing will be forever changed thanks to a new emotion-detection technology. Imagine you could dynamically change your content, based on your audience’s emotional reactions. Is it possible?

DESIGN & DEV

We have goodies for our dear graphic designers. Ladies and gents, I give you the 10 best new graphic design tools for October. Find out about all the new brushes and textures and let’s not forget about the manuals.

Let’s put some dynamics in these letters! This article will give you the inspiration for letter effects. Choose the perfect font and play with it! Movement in typography can open up a huge range of possibilities.

And because movement comes with anime.js, let’s see how node.js can bring us automation. In the past few months, chat bots have become very popular, thanks to Slack, Telegram and Facebook Messenger. Here is how you can develop one by yourself.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The new wave of influencers just hit us. Do you want to understand the new market of influencers? Apparently the secret is to become one.  Here’s some DO’s and DON’Ts that will help you interact with influencers.

As is for the influencers, it is the same for the Social Media in general. You can’t measure your success based only on your followers. This article will show you how to properly measure Social Media success.

CONTENT MARKETING

We will never get rid of words, but these days, video is power. Follow these steps and learn how to produce quick and effective video content with your phone.

SEO from A to Z. Here are 9 tricks that will help you generate more leads for your business. 

The three golden rules of content writing: CONTEXT, DATA, EXAMPLES. What if I tell you you can find 50 more ways to make the most out of your content marketing? This article explains how to create fun and actionable content.

That’s it for this week. Keep it real! And see you next week.

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