Blagger's Blog- Lotto carvery, #Twitterlockout, #useitpayforit

QOTW - Shirley

Weekly High

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#Twitterlockout has been trending this week, namely because many users have lost thousands of followers identified as fake (and largely-Russian) bots, targeted by Twitter in a bid to cull ‘non-human’ accounts seen to be helping spread far-right and populist political opinions.

Weekly Low

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Newsquest has fallen foul of freelance journalists and photographers across the country, not to mention the NUJ’s #useitpayforit campaign, as the second-largest local and regional publisher in the country offers cash rewards to its papers that have published the most amount of free copy and images each month. That means not paying writers and camera pros, which is not ideal.

Need To Know

*LinkedIn has rolled out a host of updates to its search options including new results listings and improved layout.

*Newsweek has fired several members of staff with a number of editors threatening to resign over the title’s apparent links to the Christian University, revealed in a story the magazine published itself, but management tried to interfere with.

Just In Case You Missed Us

In the last few days we’ve mainly be looking at the benefit of outsourcing your digital marketing efforts in order to save time and, potentially, help staff spend fewer hours plugged-in online.

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