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.

The latest News from the Guardian Internet Editorials can be viewed below:

  • Wed, 18 May 2022 17:30:06 +0000: Geraldine Quinn: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) - Internet | The Guardian

    This Golden Gibbo nominee was on the world wide web before Google – here are her favourite online clips, including a folk song made of Alex Jones rants and a classic Clarke and Dawe sketch

    I know I look like a fresh-faced teen, but I was an undergraduate when the internet became widespread in Australia in the 1990s. I bought our family’s first dial-up modem, which I used for MSN Messenger chats and marvelling at South Park icons. (Instead of your cursor you could move a stagnant Kenny around – MAGICAL FUTURE TIMES.)

    So I was on the internet before YouTube, Google, Wikipedia or the Heaven’s Gate cult. Before the Metallica v Napster copyright infringement lawsuit. Remember copyright? Look out, crypto bros inserting trademarked anime NFTS into your blockchains! Look out, vampiric TikTok producers putting stolen soundbites to discarded Italo house beats for millions of views! It’s gonna gitcha!

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  • Wed, 18 May 2022 15:25:40 +0000: Crypto crash unlikely to reduce its climate impact, expert says - Internet | The Guardian

    Enormous energy consumption has barely reduced despite $1tn being wiped off the sector

    The crypto crash will not reduce the sector’s climate impact any time soon, an economist has warned, even though the environmental footprint of digital currencies is in theory set by their market value.

    “Unless bitcoin collapses further, there’s no reason to expect a decrease in environmental impact,” said Alex de Vries, a data scientist at the Dutch central bank and the founder of Digiconomist, which tracks the sustainability of cryptocurrency projects.

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  • Tue, 17 May 2022 12:07:27 +0000: Elon Musk: Twitter deal cannot progress without proof on bot numbers - Internet | The Guardian

    Tesla CEO and world’s richest person expressed concerns about presence of fake accounts on platform

    Elon Musk has cast further doubt over his $44bn (£35bn) takeover of Twitter after stating the deal “cannot move forward” until the social media company proves that less than 5% of its users are fake or spam accounts.

    The Tesla chief executive used his Twitter account to say the agreed deal would not progress until the firm showed proof that only a small proportion of its users were fake.

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  • Mon, 16 May 2022 18:35:50 +0000: Prince Harry speaks out at ‘critical moment’ for children’s online safety - Internet | The Guardian

    Duke of Sussex calls for legislation to rein in social media companies in their quest for profits

    The Duke of Sussex has urged world leaders to prevent social media companies from using children as “digital experiments to make money”, as he supported calls for legislation to rein in tech firms.

    Prince Harry said the social media industry makes unbelievable amounts of money by “vacuuming” up time and information from users, adding that children should “demand better”.

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  • Mon, 16 May 2022 15:01:58 +0000: $7.6bn of ‘stablecoin’ tether redeemed since start of crypto crisis - Internet | The Guardian

    Figures suggest company has paid out more than total cash on hand, as terra backers prepare relaunch

    Digital investors have withdrawn savings in the “stablecoin” tether worth $7.6bn (£6.2bn) since the cryptocurrency crisis began last week, suggesting the company has paid out a sum almost twice its total cash holdings to spooked depositors.

    Stablecoins are supposed to have a fixed value matched to a real-world asset, in most cases $1 a token. However, faith in the concept was rocked last Tuesday when another big player, terra, broke its peg to the dollar. That has fuelled a wider sell-off across the crypto sector, which relies on stablecoins for much of its financial engineering.

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