TechCrunch: It was a really bad month for the internet. “If these past few weeks felt like the sky was falling, you weren’t alone. In the past month there were several major internet outages affecting millions of users across the world. Sites buckled, services broke, images wouldn’t load, direct messages ground to a halt and calendars and email were unavailable for hours at a time.”
Gaystar News: Record your journey to Pride in London and you could end up in a museum. “Today we are beginning to put the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary people and our allies back at the centre of how we talk about human history as a whole. Part of this is making sure we are recording our lives here and now. History doesn’t have to mean ancient. A photograph from yesterday is every bit as much a part of history as an old pot from 300BC! Moreover, museums aren’t static, they must keep collecting things from today so we can record our lives and experiences for future generations.” I know it’s July and Pride month was last month, but Pride in London takes place on July 6.
Twitter Blog: 6.2m Tweets on EU elections as voters turn to Twitter for conversation. “As the dust finally settles on the EU elections, let’s reflect on the Tweets, topics, themes, and trends that got people talking on Twitter over the campaign. It’s been an exciting, loud and engaging few weeks, where Europeans not only came out in force at polling stations, but also on Twitter.”
The National: Scrubbing up on social media: is the rise of ‘cleanfluencers’ healthy or harmful?. “Social media crazes come and go: 2014 gave us the no-make-up selfie, while 2016 was all about the mannequin challenge. This year’s latest Instagram trend, however, is far removed from the hilarity of filters or the nostalgia of the #tenyearchallenge. In fact, it borders on the mundane, seeing as it involves housecleaning.”
CNET: Google Assistant, Nest Hub Max and all the rest of the smart home news from Google I/O 2019. “The dust is settling now that the Google I/O developer conference is nearing its end. At this point, we’re unlikely to see any more surprises, but the announcements from the show could make a big difference for the future of Google’s smart home offerings.”
Tubefilter: More Than 500 Hours Of Content Are Now Being Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute. “Your average person could spend their entire lifetime trying to watch all the content uploaded to YouTube in just one day. The platform’s users upload more than 500 hours of fresh video per minute, YouTube revealed at recent press events. That works out to 30,000 hours of new content per hour, and 720,000 hours of new content per day.”
TechCrunch: Protesters fly banner-towing plane over Google I/O. “It wouldn’t be a Google I/O without a little bit of controversy. In the middle of today’s keynote, a plane started circling the amphitheater where Google holds its annual conference, towing a protest banner. ‘Google control is not privacy #savelocalnews,’ the banner read.”