DigiKnow Epsiode 68 – Alexa Expanding, Bitcoin Tech on Facebook, New YouTube Engagement Rules

Episode 68 features changes from Amazon's Alexa program, more platforms making adjustments similar to what Facebook did last week, an Instagram rumor, and SnapChat's big FAIL

subscribeFeaturing Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon Will Soon Add Alexa to Wearable Devices
http://snip.ly/ezg6m

Facebook

Facebook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Human-Powered M Assistant for Messenger Jan. 19
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-m-messenger-rip-011917/

Facebook Is Testing a Separate Destination for Local News in Its Mobile Apps
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-today-in/

Your Facebook Group May Soon Be Able to Host a Watch Party
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-watch-party/

Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning to Bring Bitcoin to Facebook?
http://snip.ly/ykrxd

Cluttered Facebook Messenger Could See Big Changes in 2018
http://snip.ly/6ol66

Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets
http://snip.ly/fdyvk

Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting
http://snip.ly/n8ydw

Google

Google Updates Its PageSpeed Insights Tool, Now Shows Real User Speed for Website Pages
http://snip.ly/a215e

Instagram

Instagram is testing another killer feature that could crush Snapchat even more
http://snip.ly/fnkq0

Instagram just added a powerful new way to stalk people on the app
http://snip.ly/mbi7o

Snapchat

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews
http://snip.ly/3wt2x

WhatsApp

As Predicted, Whatsapp Launches a New App for Business Users
https://www.webpronews.com/predicted-whatsapp-launches-new-app-business-users/

WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning
http://snip.ly/zszel

YouTube

YouTube Is Demonetizing Small Channels, And That's A Good Thing
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/01/18/youtube-is-demonetizing-small-channels-and-why-thats-a-good-thing/#36796e0453d8

Misc

HuffPost Shuts Down Unpaid Contributor Blogger Program
http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/huffington-post-ends-unpaid-contributor-blogger-program-1202668053/

Pornhub Says Traffic Went Limp During Missile Scare, Then Surged With Relief
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/pornhub-says-traffic-went-limp-during-missile-scare-then-surged-with-relief/

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