P1C Monday Finds Round-Up: 5th – 14th February 2022
Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend, but now it’s time to kick off the week in style. Find out what we got up to last week with the latest edition of Monday Finds.
We spent last week counting down the days until today, but not just because it’s Valentine’s Day. As you read this, we’re all in the same room together for the first time this year – having a team meeting to discuss everything we’re up to at the moment.
Our team keeps on growing and growing, and last week we welcomed a new team member, Megan Cole, who’s just joined the Windsor office as a Social Media Executive. Everyone say hi!
This week we were hard at work writing and creating content for our clients, including a new blog on Cyber Security Associates about the malware you should be watching out for, which you can read here. Financial experts Aventur have also got a new blog up about how you can start setting up a budget, and you can check that out here.
CEO of FluidOne, Russell Horton, spoke to CRN UK recently about the company’s future, and the interview went live this week. You can check it out and find out what he has to say here
On Kintsugi’s social media, we’ve been getting very spiritual and celebrating the palindrome date that was 2/2/22 – and looking forward to 22/2/22 in a couple of weeks. Take a look at their Instagram to find out more, and get some relaxation tips while you’re there.
Social Media News
Keep reading to discover some of this week’s biggest news stories and updates from the world of social media.
- Instagram launched several new features for this year’s Safer Internet Day, which took place on the 8th of February. It’s rolled out the ‘Your Activity’ dashboard to all users, so you can keep track of everything from time spent on the app to your interactions with other people. Instagram’s also rolling out the Security Checkup feature to guide people through the steps of securing their account. https://bit.ly/34tHdbH
- Twitter is currently testing new options for the playback of audio and video on the app, which will allow users to control the speed. There are a variety of options – users will either be able to speed things up and watch and listen to them faster or slow things down so they can get a better look at something in a video. Twitter has been working on this since last year but this is the first time it’s had a live test, which means it may be launching soon. https://bit.ly/3srSLUV
- Pinterest has announced the second edition of its annual ‘Pinterest Presents’ conference, which is set to take place on the 10th of March. The virtual event will feature talks and sessions in different time zones to cater for users around the world. Attendees can expect to hear key insights and exclusive updates, with speakers including Queer Eye’s Tan France and Pinterest’s CEO Ben Silbermann. https://bit.ly/3BgkqvR
- Facebook has added some new features to Messenger ahead of Valentine’s Day, which it says are aimed at helping users ‘spread the love.’ Firstly, there are updates to voice messages – users can now send longer messages, with the maximum duration going up from 1 minute to 30 minutes. You can also preview voice messages before sending them. Another new feature is the ability to split payments between other members of a chat, although this is currently only available in the US. https://bit.ly/3gz8XOF
- Reddit’s looking to compete with Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces with its ‘Reddit Talk’ audio feature, which launched last April. Since then it’s been quietly expanding it and is launching new features to make it even bigger. For a start it’s making Reddit Talk more prominent in the app, with a bar at the top of the screen to showcase some of the most popular talks going on at any time. Currently only Reddit moderators can start a talk, but it will make it easier than ever for users to engage with each other. https://bit.ly/3gBMUGZ
The viral tweet that’s hard to swallow
This week marked one year since Weetabix managed to divide the internet. On the 9th of February 2021, at 9:38am, the Weetabix Twitter account sent out a tweet encouraging people to stop having beans on toast and have baked beans on their Weetabix instead – the most divisive food creation since someone decided to put pineapple on their pizza. Most people were (quite rightly) confused and disgusted by what they saw, and the original tweet saw a pile-on from all kinds of brands, from KFC and Domino’s Pizza to Specsavers and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre – who said, of course, “To bean, or not to bean, that is the question.” Even the NHS, and the US embassy, got involved.
You can check out the original tweet here, and make sure to scroll down to see all the hilarious responses. Weetabix’s tweet, and all the other tweets deriding it, turned out to be a great opportunity for brands to showcase their voice and entertain people at the same time. The tweet was viewed over one billion times, and made headlines around the world. Weetabix even got a boost in sales in the weeks after, with one Sainsbury’s store selling Heinz beans and Weetabix together as a Valentine’s Day meal. So if you’re struggling to think of what to have for dinner tonight, why not try beans on Weetabix? It’s probably not that bad.
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