We’ve read a load of stuff and filtered out the good bits for you - you’re welcome!
We’re back with another roundup of inspirational reading from around the web and beyond the higher ed sector - that means videos, articles and visuals. Think of this as a complement to our awesome monthly newsletter TAP Cubed, which has more of a sector-focus.
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Anyway, enough plugging our stuff; here’s some Good Reading on TAP…
Animals and karma - video
Reason #4759 that doggos are awesome.
European elections - video
Has a promo for European elections ever hit you in the feels as much as this? Thought not. Stay out the comments though, unless you enjoy hearing from racists and nutters
Lookout - video
This feels like an April Fool. To quote Graham Taylor - what is happening here?
Tik Tok overview - video
Some banging articles for you 🤜🤛
- Apparently the Instagram aesthetic of rose gold and avocado toast is ‘over’.
- While we’re talking Insta, they’re officially testing hiding likes on posts in Canada. More details on that here and here.
- According to research from Ohio State University, people have two creativity peaks in their lifetime - in their 20s and their 50s. The (relatively) creative 33-year-old writing this round up isn’t quite sure what to make of this.
- There’s a new video app that doesn’t just want you to make video, it wants to teach you solid video-making techniques. Check out Nizo.
- On the subject of video, here’s 10 content ideas to kick-start your video marketing strategy.
- What’s that? You want a full list of social media innovations from the last 20 years? Well, funny you should ask...here you go.
- Facebook now wants us to make videos that are 3 minutes long. Sure.
- Looks like we’ve been wrong all this time - social media barely affects teenagers nowadays.
- Who owns a meme? A tough question with an equally tricky answer.
- This long read about what it actually takes for us to put our phones away is excellent and depressing.
- A second mention for Tik Tok; here’s how UK marketers are testing it.
- A Tik Tok hat-trick - apparently we should be worried about how China uses it and apps like it.
- Just how did hedgehogs became the Instagram animal du jour? This piece explains.
- Want some inspiration to up your password game? Here’s a list of the most hacked ones - 123456 is genuinely used by more than 23 MILLION people 🤦♂️
- Research from the University of Bristol has found that our addiction to YouTube has the carbon footprint of a small city. Blimey.
- Another worthy long read for you - here’s why it’s time to break up Facebook.
- Lastly, something we can *all* get behind - Yorkshire Tea is stepping up the fight for a proper tea emoji 👍
Hey good lookin’ - visual stuff 👀👀
This anti-human campaign from Greenpeace is excellent
These weird toys are, well, weird - head over to the accompanying Instagram feed for tonnes more weirdness.