My Reading Recommendations For October
The winter seasons is gradually starting in Western Europe. Autumn foliage season. In Amsterdam, we’ve already had the first autumn storm. Continuing my effort to bring more content curation to the internet, here are my recommendations for this month. Share your recommendations in the comments & happy reading.
Recommendation #1: Why certain media formats like Stories become hits
This is the best thing I’ve read all month. In this analysis the writer dives into the different formats that are currently popular and why. This is a must-read for all marketing, communication and PR professionals.
Why media formats (like Snapchat Stories and TikTok music videos) become hits?
On September 23rd, Pinterest officially launched a new feature called Story Pins to make it easier for Pinterest…
Recommendation #2: Is Facebook listening to you via your phone?
A great analysis, why we think that our phones are listening to us and if they actually are. Spoiler alert: no they’re not and for some plausible reasons. This one is especially relevant after the whole discussion caused by the Social Dilemma.
Why We Think Our Phones Are Secretly Listening to Us
A developer explains the computational complexity of Facebook listening in
Recommendation #3: The iOS 14 privacy and security features you should know about
iOS 14 has been out for a few weeks and Apple launched the iPhone 12 line just last week. Here are the key (new) security features in iOS that you should know about. Also becoming more and more relevant due to the Social Dilemma. This is how to protect your privacy: by doing something about it.
The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know
This new iOS 14 feature gives your iPhone a different MAC address every time it connects, making it much more difficult…
Recommendation #4: Storytelling principles: Character Arc
An honourable mention for my friend and colleague Wilmar Alex Tax. This is the second part of his series Storytelling Principles. This time he dives into the character arc and how your brand character can and needs to evolve.
That’s it for my recommendations. Let me know what you think & feel free to recommend anything. Happy reading!