Uh oh - are blue paid checkmarks coming to Facebook and Instagram? ☑
How is everyone doing? Apologies for the ‘lateish’ newsletter. I am trying to shift these to a weekly cadence, and I am pleasantly surprised by how busy things can get during the week. Also, if you DO read it via the Substack application, please don’t forget to like the newsletter 😊
So let’s get straight into this week.
📰 This week’s reads
Twitter is well known for implementing blue paid checkmarks but now Zuckerberg is dancing with the idea of doing the same for Instagram and Facebook. Is it a disaster of an idea? Read more here.
Bing’s AI is going off the roads - an unhinged yet funny experience. Read here.
In actual Twitter news, they will soon be charging for SMS-based 2FA 😂 Read more about it here.
On the news of layoffs, here are the recent layoffs in 2023. Read more about it here.
Startup of the week: Just shouting out this app I’ve been using recently. I’ve been looking at more mental wellness apps and stumbled on this one. Vision boards to mood boards on an app. Check out Perfectly Happy (affiliate link). Read more here.
🚀Other content to check out 😊
Video: My marketing interview breakdown comparison between Google vs. Amazon: Check it out here
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Thanks again for tuning in again, and let’s keep going!