This week in digital

Danielle Birch

Digital Campaign Manager

This week in digital

Olympic diving success #BringOnTheGreat

Mid-way through the first week of Rio 2016, Team GB took home their first ever gold medals in diving thanks to Leeds’ very own Chris Mears and Jack Laugher. They clinched the top spot in the three metre synchronised dive, beating the American and Chinese teams respectively. We can’t wait to see what other successes Team GB will achieve before the end of the competition!

Next Apple Smartphone – iPhone 7?

Speculation is already mounting as to what features Apple’s latest smartphone will have included when it’s revealed in September. Each Autumn, Apple reveal new versions of their famous products, and the newest generation of iPhone is this years’ hot topic. The Telegraph have reported that it might not even be called iPhone 7 and instead we’ll get an iPhone 6SE, in order to save the number 7 for the smartphone’s tenth anniversary next year. The biggest reported change is that they might be getting rid of the headphone jack, and instead wireless bluetooth headphones will need to be used. It’s quite a controversial move, however they’ve done similar things before when they changed the iPhone 5 charger to the lightning connector so there’s a strong chance the rumours could be right! 

Adblockers won’t stop Facebook

Facebook have announced this week that they’re going to overpower ad blocking software in order to give users more control over the ads they do see. In a company blog post, Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of ads and business, said: “When we asked people about why they used ad blocking software, the primary reason we heard was to stop annoying, disruptive ads. As we offer people more powerful controls, we’ll also begin showing ads on Facebook desktop for people who currently use ad blocking software.” Facebook has a whole host of preference controls for users where they can indicate which ads they want to see, and also stop ads they don’t want to see. 

social media 

And finally… building IKEA furniture whilst high?!

Whilst we would never, ever condone the consumption of illegal drugs, this week’s flippant finish is an amusing YouTube video about what happens when you mix flatpack furniture and LSD. YouTube channel HIKEA productions have filmed a couple, Giancarlo and Leslie, assembling a tiny IKEA cabinet whilst under the influence of LSD. Needless to say, it wasn’t the easiest of tasks, taking them four hours to put it together. We definitely don’t recommend you try this at home over the weekend, however, the video is worth a watch!