Internet Marketing News 2022

The latest online marketing news

We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.

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  • Tue, 16 Aug 2022 05:00:49 +0000: Online cultural events can benefit lonely older people, study shows - Internet | The Guardian

    Virtual trips to museums found to foster social inclusion and improve physical and mental wellbeing

    We remember it all too well from the first lockdown. The obligatory weekly Zoom quizzes and the stream of cultural events held online.

    While most of us can head down to the local pub again and delight in the return of good old Sunday quizzes, some people are still stuck at home. And research suggests online cultural activities such as museum tours can significantly improve the mental and physical health of elderly people who are homebound.

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  • Tue, 16 Aug 2022 03:12:24 +0000: ‘Ask all the time: why do I need this?’ How to stop your vacuum from spying on you - Internet | The Guardian

    Even if you’re not gadget-obsessed, the odds are you’ve got at least one smart device at home. So how do you limit the internet of things from listening in?

    This month, Amazon inked a deal to acquire smart vacuum company iRobot – the makers of Roomba – for a tidy US$1.7bn. As some see it, if the purchase goes through, that should worry us.

    “It’s all about the data,” says David Vaile from the Australian Privacy Foundation.

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  • Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:30:34 +0000: Tinder turns 10: what have we learned from a decade of dating apps? - Internet | The Guardian

    Dating apps have opened up opportunities to meet more people, but what have they done to our psyche? Emily Witt looks at how they have shifted the way we understand modern love, sex and relationships

    Over a decade ago, online dating existed through sites such as match.com and OKCupid. But they did not tend to attract younger users, and for many there was a stigma attached to using them. But apps such as Grindr, which launched in 2009, and Tinder, which launched in September 2012, have radically changed the landscape of online dating.

    Emily Witt, the author of Future Sex, a book that examines sex in the internet age, tells Nosheen Iqbal about the origin story of Tinder, meeting the founders, and why it was such an instant success. Emily discusses her own experience of using it and the apps that followed in its wake.

    The apps have grown in response to a culture where people are single for a lot longer, and also where there’s a changing sexual morality that’s open to different kinds of relationships, Emily believes. Apps have completely altered the way we think about relationships, sex and love.

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  • Sun, 14 Aug 2022 05:00:00 +0000: ‘A sweatshop in the UK’: how the cost of living crisis triggered walkouts at Amazon - Internet | The Guardian

    Inside the protests taking place at the online giant which is accused of exploiting workers and awarding derisory pay offers

    Amazon workers say they are working in a “sweatshop” as safety concerns and worries about the cost of living crisis have triggered walkouts at warehouses around the country.

    The Observer has spoken to four staff involved in the walkouts, who work at three Amazon warehouses, including Tilbury in Essex, where protests began on 4 August. All say they will struggle to survive this winter with pay rise offers between 35p and 50p an hour – far less than the rate of inflation, which is currently at 9.4%.

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  • Sat, 13 Aug 2022 20:00:51 +0000: Why is the Reserve Bank of Australia exploring digital currency options? - Internet | The Guardian

    The RBA is looking into the idea of a central bank digital currency as cryptocurrencies continue to gain popularity

    Last week the Reserve Bank of Australia announced a year-long research project with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre to explore “use cases” for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Here is what’s going on.

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