Saturday, 10 September 2016

MobileMagic: the wireless headphones edition...

The Guardian view on internet security: a huge and growing problem. An interesting perspective on security.

The Mainstreaming of Black Lives Matter. This is a great article. It makes me what to scream when online activism is dismissed as Slacktivism...

This week's mobile stat is Olympic based. I send it in case you didn’t get the memo that mobile is where most audiences are at.

The WhatsApp-Response. How WhatsApp isn being used by nonprofits in the field.

Twitter Adds Read Receipts, Typing Indicators, Web Link Previews to DMs. Every platform wants to be your favourite messaging app. Which is why we bang on about messaging all the time.

I'm looking to join the Open mobile/digital team as an account manager. Details here. I'd really appreciate if if you could share it around the internet for me.

And all previous editions of MobileMagic can be found here....

Sunday, 14 August 2016

MobileMagic: the Sunday in front of Mo addition

I was in the USA last week. At DC airport on the way back I bought this. 

A photo posted by Paul de Gregorio (@degregoriopaul) on

Mobile banking on the rise as payment via apps soars by 54% in 2015. This type of stuff is really important to us. The more people move money around using their phones, the more opportunity there is for fundraising. Which brings me neatly to this. M-commerce: has the mobile web finally won?

Snapchat users getting older. Probably superseded by Instagram Stories? BTW, my Instagram Story is exactly as you'd expect.

Turkish Protesters Are Spray Painting "" and "" On Walls — Here's What It Means. Protest is so so different in this digital age. Love this story.

Money as Message. A great article about money and messaging.

And then this. Charity: water using chatbots to take donations in Facebook messenger. A tiny rant: There is already comment online which suggests Charity: water have delivered an awful experience, that no human wants to give in this way, which IMHO is kind of missing the point. I don’t think anyone wants to give to a robot. But, this step one in the development of the technology, it will get better. Those that invest or at least keep aware of emerging tech will do better as the world changes, than those that seek to pick holes in progress. RANT ENDS.

Lots to learn from the US presidential race. Look at Hillary Clinton with her fancy approach to winning. "No matter where you are, you can help Hillary win in November. All you need is a smartphone”.

And finally. How charities are adopting WhatsApp. Includes some quotes from your favourite chap from Somerset. (That’s me by the way).

All the other editions can be found here.​

Monday, 8 August 2016

Will you stand #WithRefugees?

In a fairly shitty year so far this gives me faith. In what I'm not sure. But I'm so so glad it's happening.

Please sign the petition & cheer on #TeamRefugees.

The World's Biggest Asshole...

Saw on this on Facebook and laughed out loud. Not sure it will encourage many more organ donations tho.

More here.