digital media

M&S drops cauliflower 'steak' amid ridicule from customers

M&S drops cauliflower 'steak' amid ridicule from customers

Costing double the price of a whole vegetable and shrouded in layers of plastic, ‘clean eating’ product fails to make the cut Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its “cauliflower steak” product from
Her too: Ivanka Trump’s praise of Oprah Winfrey speech raises eyebrows

Her too: Ivanka Trump’s praise of Oprah Winfrey speech raises eyebrows

Tweet backing anti-harassment movement met with derision as social media users point to Donald Trump misconduct claimsIvanka Trump was met with a wave of criticism after she tweeted in support of
Tweet and tell: turning Twitter into complaints megaphone

Tweet and tell: turning Twitter into complaints megaphone

Companies from rail operators to superstores are being caught up in Twitter storms but there is a good way - and a bad way – to deal with angry customersThere was plenty for rail passengers to be
Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlight

Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlight

Social media firms must remove hate speech or face fines up to £44m under controversial law that came into force on 1 JanuaryUS social media companies have scaled up operations in Germany, where a
YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for film of man's body in Japan

YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for film of man's body in Japan

Outcry after American posts video in which he jokes with friends over apparent suicide victim they came across in forestThe celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul has apologised after sparking outrage by
When 2017 got ridiculous, Australia's best memes came to the rescue

When 2017 got ridiculous, Australia's best memes came to the rescue

Politics and national affairs were at times so absurd it was enough to induce despair. But online a thousand blossoms bloomed When Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, booked his
Russia is biggest culprit of spreading fake news, says survey of UK social media users

Russia is biggest culprit of spreading fake news, says survey of UK social media users

Poll by humanitarian charity the Syria Campaign sheds light on Britons’ susceptibility to online misinformationMore than half of British users of social media surveyed in a new poll have admitted that
Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

The US and Russia account for nearly half of the most geotagged cities this year, with the entirety of Asia and South America represented by just two citiesAs Instagram inches closer to the 1 billion
How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

As the number of Guardian supporters continues to grow, we look at independent publications with their own take on membership modelsAfter the Guardian wrote three weeks ago about the collapse of
Britain First signs up to fringe social media site after Twitter ban

Britain First signs up to fringe social media site after Twitter ban

Organisation opens verified accounts on Gab, which prioritises free speech but was banned from Google Play for hate speechThe far-right group Britain First is urging its followers to move to a fringe
Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you

Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you

More than 15 million users a week launch the Fyuse app to take and share the 3D interactive pictures the technology enables. But what these users may not realize is that their pictures are actually a
Twitter under fire after suspending Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas

Twitter under fire after suspending Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas

Account of blogger and campaigner who has won awards for documenting human rights abuses shut downTwitter has faced criticism after the account of a prominent Egyptian journalist and campaigner was
Russia-linked Twitter accounts 'tried to divide UK' after terrorist attacks

Russia-linked Twitter accounts 'tried to divide UK' after terrorist attacks

University researchers find at least 47 accounts that posted at least 475 messages, reposted more than 153,000 timesFake social media accounts linked to Russia were used to influence and interfere
The Guardian view on teenage gambling: staking on dopamine | Editorial

The Guardian view on teenage gambling: staking on dopamine | Editorial

Social media can look like a gateway drug to young addicts bent on laying bets online. We need to guard against the dangers of bothThe worlds of late childhood and early adolescence are absorbing,

How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens

The gossip site and its competitors know that it’s not just what you say—it's who you're speaking to, and from what angle.
Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive | John Harris

Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive | John Harris

As the old forms of physical production fall away, the future looks bright for those who reinvent themselves – and ominous for those who can’tAs descriptions of capitalism go, it’s surely one of the
Mashable laying off 50 people as it refocuses toward tech news after fire sale to Ziff Davis

Mashable laying off 50 people as it refocuses toward tech news after fire sale to Ziff Davis

Publishing conglomerate Ziff Davis has officially bought online news site Mashable for a mere $50 million, according to Recode. The all-out sale of Mashable comes after the publisher reportedly tried
Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

In reaction to 2017’s sobering and frequently shocking negative societal forces, many digital media companies will take things even further by infusing their offline efforts with social impact, an
Facebook and Google Will Be Investigated for Possible ‘Disruption’ of Australia’s News Media
Facebook and Google Will Be Investigated for Possible ‘Disruption’ of Australia’s News Media