Google Instant (see yesterday’s post) has really turned the world upside down and even prompted some people to ask, ‘is SEO dead’. Nic was a founding member of the BBC News Website, leading international coverage as World Editor (1997–2001). As Head of Product Development he led digital teams, developing websites, mobile, and interactive TV applications for all BBC Journalism sites. What we will do with the extra bandwidth is still unclear but it’s expected to serve as the foundation for other hot trends, from self-driving cars to the Internet of Things. Improved reliability across 5G networks will be a pre-requisite for applications such as remote surgical operations, autonomous military drones, or the maintenance of critical business systems. Fifth generation wireless technologies are still a few years away but the first commercial trials get underway this year.

  • Instagram introduced live streaming in 2016 while Twitter added 360 degree live video within Periscope and has made live streaming a core audience and revenue focus for the company.
  • A new Twitter bot, Smile Vector, shows how artificial intelligence could open up a new world of image, audio, and video fakery.
  • “Part of the challenge is that many of the problems are multi-faceted,” he explains.
  • Many commercial services will increasingly happen within other services or through notifications to the lockscreen.
  • She currently participates in academic research projects in media studies, museology and history of science and technology, in Italy and abroad.

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The ability to use notifications to summon an audience for live audio broadcasts could be a game changer as discovery has been a significant problem until now. But Facebook audio could ultimately be a new outlet for a wide range of podcasts, which so far have not managed to generate the same level of virality as videos or news stories. Facebook will make live audio more widely available early in 2017 and if successful we can expect Twitter and other services to follow suit. This year we’ll get more used to calling a cab via a messaging service, most of which already have integrations with Uber and Lyft.

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We investigate attitudes to news delivered by social media, and subsequent verification strategies applied, or not applied, by individuals. A survey reveals that two thirds of respondents regularly consumed news via Facebook, and that one third had at some point come across fake news that they initially believed to be true. An analysis task involving news presented via Facebook reveals a diverse range of judgement forming strategies, with participants relying on personal judgements as to plausibility and scepticism around sources and journalistic style. This reflects a shift away from traditional methods of accessing the news, and highlights the difficulties in combating the spread of fake news.

These new camera equipped sunglasses capture video with a lens that mimics the human eye, though when viewed on a phone they can be cropped in either landscape or vertical view. This year may see ‘round video’ emerge as a new standard or disappear without trace but the renamed Snap Inc remains the most talked about company in Silicon Valley and is set for a lively IPO in 2017. Instagram introduced live streaming in 2016 while Twitter added 360 degree live video within Periscope and has made live streaming a core audience and revenue focus for the company.

VR 360 is a news site dedicated to providing news, analysis and opinion on virtual reality, augmented reality and spatial computing, one of the hottest trends in tech today. We take the best industry research and put our own spin on it, report from the frontline of virtual reality, as well as feature contributions from companies at the heart of this revolution. Interested in gaming will need a compelling reason to invest their time and attention whether that be 360 degree video tours, news or sport experiences, or the kind of immersive social worlds that Facebook are planning to build. Some argue that this year will see the beginning of VR’s transition from a curiosity into something more tangible. Others say that fully immersive use cases will always be too limiting and the future lies in a world where digital experiences augment rather than replace our reality. This may be wishful thinking with others pointing out that the discussion of fake news may further harm the public’s trust in media or cause people to turn away from news altogether.

Global Game Jam returns to London Met

Three research ‘Circuits’ have investigated the role of ‘data’, ‘time’ and ‘objects’ within these narratives. The Digital Atelier aims to generate responses to the three ‘Circuit’ themes within the project. Each a provocation, an extension, or a realisation to the theories and insights of the project, each unsettling as much as demonstrating our new understanding of computing history in the museum.

Academics and students present their research at the international conference in data visualisation

This doesn’t mean that there isn’t space for new ideas, he says, “but general media properties, even those focused on the desirable millennial demographic will struggle to get more funding”. In the United States, almost all the growth (99%) in digital advertising went to Google or Facebook between the third quarter of 2015 and the same period in 2016. Publishers ended the year desperately trying to work out how they can make money as we move faster than ever from print to digital and from an internet of websites to an internet of smartphone apps and social platforms. Graduating with a digital news and media degree will enable you to explore a career in lots of different industries. Media and journalism skills are particularly sought after in the areas of journalism, publishing, public relations and marketing. Additionally, as data becomes ever more important, business is always on the lookout for those who can make the numbers sing.

With print advertising set to decline further this year, news organisations will need to a) squeeze more money directly from existing customers, b) persuade new customers to start paying or c) launch new services. “our digital eco-systems have evolved into a near perfect environment for distorted and false news to thrive”. Publishers force more people to sign-in/register for websites and apps as well as investing heavily in data to help deliver more personalised content and messaging.

As if the threat of terrorism is not enough, our increased reliance on technology is making us more open to cyber-attacks and information wars. A spectacular attack on a government or major financial institution is a distinct possibility in the year ahead. A report by Merrill Lynch projected that driverless taxis will account for over 43% of all new car sales within the next two decades.