Google Pledges $800 Million to COVID-19 Relief and Support EffortsSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — While tech companies work to keep their systems up and running, and adapt to massive increases in demand for their services amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, they’ve also been looking to help raise funds, and donate to relevant causes where they can. And this week, Google has announced its latest contribution, committing a donation package valued at $800 million, which will be put to towards a range of charities and support initiatives to help lessen the impacts of the pandemic.
Instagram Launches New Co-Watching Feature to Help Users Connect Amid COVID-19 LockdoansSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — With everybody locked inside, and missing out on regular social interaction, Instagram is adding a new feature which aims to help users connect via video chat, with the option of also scrolling through your Instagram feed while still connected via video link. As you can see here, Instagram’s new ‘Co-Watching’ feature enables users to search through Instagram and share content with the group, enabling participatory engagement on Instagram content.
Lessons from Italy’s Response to CoronavirusHBR.ORG — We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. As policymakers around the world struggle to combat the rapidly escalating Covid-19 pandemic, they find themselves in uncharted territory. Much…
How the Pandemic Will EndTHEATLANTIC.COM — The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed. Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting at least 446,000 people whom we know about, and many more whom we do not. It has crashed economies and broken health-care systems, filled hospitals and emptied public spaces.
The 15 most underrated Netflix TV showsMASHABLE.COM — Mining for hidden gems on Netflix? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’ve been scrolling for ten minutes or ten hours, finding the right Netflix show can be tricky. You’ll pass up something perfect for you because you don’t recognize the title, watch something you hate because it had a cool thumbnail, then panic and give up.
50 Must-Have Remote Working Tools and AppsSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — With millions of people adjusting to working from home amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, many are being faced with an entirely new situation, and it can be difficult to make that adjustment, and maximize your productivity outside the confines of your regular office. But there’s a range of tools that can help.
How to Use Online Reviews to Market to Different Generations [Infographic]SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — There’s no denying that eviews now play a key role in the modern consumer path to purchase. When you’re considering a new product or service, you look for information online, you check out different brands and providers, you note the prices, of course. But you also check out the reviews. And in the age of social media, where everyone can have a say on anything, at anytime, it’s easy than ever to find user responses, and to get a better idea of how people have found a given item in their usage.
This Is What The Coronavirus Pandemic Looks Like From SpaceFORBES.COM — An empty Copacabana beach in Brazil. Planet Labs Inc Images taken by Earth-orbiting satellites have revealed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Earth, with a third of the world’s population now under lockdown. Once populated areas are now deserted as people remain indoors, from…
How to live your best Zoom party lifeMASHABLE.COM — Humans are social animals. Even the most introverted among us have a strong need to feel that we’re part of a network of people that appreciate us. And there has never been a better way of creating or reinforcing that feeling, fast, than having a party. . So as we come to terms with our new COVID-19 reality, as open-ended lockdowns, social distancing.
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