GU Live Lunch – Ep 148

Live Lunch Ep - 148

Welcome to Live Lunch!

This week, the team talked about the latest Twitter updates, what’s going on with AI, updates to Meta ads and new platform Lemon8.

Join us for our live lunch break on FacebookYouTube and LinkedIn every Thursday at 12:00 pm for a few laughs and some useful tips thrown in too! Feel free to ask us any questions that you may have, or if you would like to join us, then please get in touch!

Here are the snippets:
03:20 – Twitter is working on a new element of its Community Notes contextual info indicators which would enable users to include notes on visuals attached to tweets, and may help regulate AI-generated images.

09:05 – Meta is introducing new Ad options; these include making its Click-to-Messenger Ads available within Facebook Reels, which will enable businesses to drive direct DM contact via Reels clips, and making WhatsApp Conversion optimisation available for Facebook Reels Ads.

13:17 – News changes fast in the world of Twitter. Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter Blue subscribers will be the only tweets featured in the For You page – fast forward 24 hours and it seems Elon has changed his mind, tweeting this isn’t the case.

15:30 – Stats published show that 50% of all Twitter blue subscribers have less than 1,000 followers, and 78% of that have less than 100 followers!

18:55 – Elon Musk and top AI researchers have called for a pause on ‘giant AI experiments’ for 6 months over fears of the “profound risks to society and humanity” they claim this software poses.

23:31 – TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is driving another of its social platforms into the Top Charts of the U.S. App Store. ByteDance-owned app Lemon8, an Instagram rival that describes itself as a “lifestyle community,” jumped into the U.S. and is climbing the App Store. 32: 31 – YouTube plans to create content packages centered around songs that are trending on YouTube among Gen Zers, which will roll out later this summer.

38:18 – The founders of Yoast SEO plugin have announced a WordPress accessibility plugin that scans and reports on accessibility issues and makes it easy to troubleshoot entire websites.

40:05 – Ofcom has released its annual report, and stats show that Snapchat users in the UK aged just 2-5 years old have increased! Scary stuff!

See you next week!

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