What’s happened this week:
- Facebook turned 10, prompting lots of speculation on its future and a look back at some of the words it’s spawned. Users were invited to ‘Look Back’ on their Facebook life in video format. Alternatively, watch Walter White’s. The social network finished the week with a strong play for taking a bite of the ad market around real-time TV conversations.
- As the Winter Olympics get under way in Sochi, here is a list of some of the social accounts worth following, as well as one that might make you smile: @SochiProblems.
- Google are to show music videos in search, could this lead to a paid model?
- Flappy Bird’s owner removes his app from the App store after criticism from irate users.
What we have learned:
- Half of all Brits ‘showrooming’ with their mobile devices.
- It’s all about wearable tech at the moment with rumours that Apple are hiring fitness physiologists, sleep experts to work on the iWatch and Google are taking Glass on a roadshow to ‘normalize it’. Wearable will reportedly account for 0.5% smartphone traffic by 2018.
- Nobody agrees on how to define a city but the emergence of “natural cities” from social media data sets may change that, say computational geographers.
- Google Developers partner with the Barbican for an extensive, interactive exhibit that displays code as art.
- iPad DJ app Pacemaker comes to Spotify.
- Does your password stink? A new body odour ID is based on your unique smell.
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