Is Twitter too relevant to fail? Last week Twitter’s announcement that it would be making 336 employees redundant, about 8% of its workforce, prompted many to ask this question. The catatonic share price, and the reappearance of founder Jack Dorsey as CEO, are hallmarks of a corporate crisis even without the inevitable job cuts. A world without Twitter or with a radically changed Twitter is now unimaginable, as if television went off air in 1963 and never came back. There is journalism before Twitter and journalism after Twitter. No single company has ever had the power to report and disseminate events with the speed and geographic reach of the network. America holds its first television debate for Democratic candidates, Donald Trump livetweets it. If London Bridge is closing down, Twitter provides the eyewitness reports and pictures ahead of the broadcast news media. Journalists when they wake in the morning don’t first switch on the radio, they reach for their smartphones … [Read more...] about Can Twitter reinvent itself with packaged news before it gets sold?
Rosaria Gelinas Beloved mother and grandmother Della Vecchia Funeral Home Obituary This article made possible by Patch Membership Support local journalism in Naugatuck by becoming a Patch member and receive some great perks along the way. Learn More Born in Catania, Sicily, Italy on April 8, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Sebastiano and Maria (Leotta) Campagna. She was a retired employee of Supreme Lake Manufacturing in Southington. She enjoyed activities at the Wolcott Senior Center, spending time with her family, shopping, going out to eat, sewing, gardening, painting, taking pictures, listening to Italian music and watching old movies. Rose was the beloved mother of Lisa and her husband Scott Fields, George and his wife Darlene Gelinas, and Michael A. Gelinas all of Wolcott, sister of Francesco Campagna of Waterbury, Santa Cardillo of Naugatuck and Anna and her husband Angelo Lombardi of Hernando, FL. She also leaves her grandchildren, Ashley and her husband Axay Patel, … [Read more...] about Obituary: Rosaria Gelinas of Wolcott
Happy holidays. Tucked away in a pre-watershed corner of the Monday night schedules comes a new series that is one of the best half hours on the box. Richard Ayoade is the host on Channel 4’s Travel Man who each week recruits a new celeb companion to go on holiday with him and see how much they can fit into 48 hours. As he says, it’s travel without mercy. Basically, take one of the funniest and most entertaining people in showbiz, pair them with a nerdy, antisocial yet hilarious host, then pack them off to explore a glorious corner of the world for two days and film what happens. This week it was Dawn French , who joined the Crystal Maze host for a weekend of history and culture in Athens – the Greek capital that’s “lousy with ruins” as he insightfully points out. Richard has a peculiar talent for being able to avoid getting excited about anything, to look down on virtually all forms of fun and to provide … [Read more...] about Sara Wallis: Richard Ayoade’s C4 travel show is a hatey daze around the world
In this multitasking world, everybody looks for a laptop that offers great performance and features a stylish design. With the invention of 2-in-1 laptops, people can enjoy both a touchscreen display and a physical keyboard on their laptops. These multifunctional laptops are easier to use whether you are a student or professional. To help you choose better, here are some of the best 2-in-1 laptops. 1.Dell Inspiron 14 5482Dell Inspiron 14 5482 comes with the 8th generation Core Intel i3-8145U processor. With 2.1 GHz up to 3.90 GHz processor speed and 4GB RAM, the laptop is equipped to offer good performance. It comes with a 14.0-inch full HD screen with an IPS LED-Backlit touchscreen display. This touchscreen convertible laptop runs on pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity and preinstalled MS office home & student 2016. Besides, this 1.70 kg laptop offers 1TB storage space and 3-cell fast-charging battery.2.Microsoft Surface Pro 6 1796Microsoft Surface Pro 6 1796 boasts … [Read more...] about Here are the top 2-in-1 laptops in India
Twitter and Facebook have taken opposing stands on political ads. Snapchat seems to have found a middle ground. Facebook will continue to sell political ads in the run up to the U.S. Presidential elections in 2020, while Twitter has decided to forego revenue from ads, some of which border on misinformation and spear campaigns meant to malign candidates. Fact-checking ads remain a tedious and expensive task, prompting some social networks to abandon them altogether as the costs would overrun income. Others have decided to take the easy way out. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel believes politicians ought to be fact-checked, saying in an interview to CNBC that his company subjects all advertising to review, including political advertising. “I think what we try to do is create a place for political ads on our platform, especially because we reach so many young people and first-time voters we want them to be able to engage with the political conversation, but we don’t allow things … [Read more...] about Snapchat plays smart with political ads policy, Evan Spiegel stresses on importance of fact-checking