The US government argues that Huawei has built “backdoors” in the technology Last night the US Justice Department announced criminal charges against Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. These focus on the theft of intellectual property from the US and evading US sanctions against Iran. At the same time, Huawei’ s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou isREAD MORE
The most popular image on Instagram
World Record Egg is now the most popular image on Instagram.
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Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this #LikeTheEgg #EggSoldiers #EggGang
A post shared by EGG GANG (@world_record_egg) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:05am PST
On 4th January 2019, an anonymous group posted a picture of an egg with the intention of surpassing the most popular Instagram post of all time. The previous record was held by a picture of Kylie Jenner’s baby.
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A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Feb 6, 2018 at 1:14pm PST
Ten days later, on January 14th, world_record_egg’s first and only picture reached 18.2 million likes to catapult it into first place. By the time of the writing, the Egg had harnessed +33 million likes and climbing.
Kylie Jenner noticed the new kid in town…
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Around election times, monitoring politicians on social media comes to the forefront. We analysed in the past how creating buzz on social has helped or harmed political candidates in the United States, France, and Finland.
This spring, we’ve taken unprecedented effort to capture the entire spectrum of political hopefuls by adding almost 1000 candidates into our election filter. There are party leaders and official party pages, plus virtually everyone with a public page on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram who is running for a seat in the Finnish parliament this spring. (Over 400 candidates have no public pages on social media at all.)
You can find both filters in Trending: Eduskuntavaalit 2019, Eduskuntavaalit Puoluejohtajat 2019.
How to make sense of filters where you’re tracking politicians?
1. Quickly see which politician’s own posts are noticed on social media.
What might be surprising is that it’s not always party leaders who get the most engagement. Social media candidates with..READ MORE
Combining both sets of posts gives us a very neat split of 20 Entertainment stories, 40 Viral, and 60 Serious.READ MORE
Germany’s independent Digital Council is looking for answers to the digital future. One of the group’s members tells DW why Germany is already on the right path, despite the country being known for its bureaucracy. Beth Simone Noveck is one of 10 members of the Digitalrat, a council founded in 2018 to help the GermanREAD MORE
“Facebook is the most difficult channel for us” a social media manager at a foreign ministry recently admitted, echoing a sentiment shared by many a social media manager about the platform. Technically world leaders, governments and foreign ministries have their biggest audiences on Facebook compared to their size of their audiences on Twitter or Instagram.READ MORE