This Week in Digital

Danielle Birch

Digital Campaign Manager

This week in digital

Black Friday 

It’s the most wBlack Friday saleonderful time of year for retailers and consumers, as Black Friday offers flood the internet and the high street. Whilst a lot of people will be staying indoors and doing their shopping online after the in-store chaos of 2014, shops are still preparing for the incoming flood of bargain hunters.  Many newspapers have published their own guides to the best offers, however, there’s also been stories and features showing the downside of the sales, highlighting offers that don’t actually save you any money. We’ll have to wait and see how much money gets spent, however considering that prices are expected to rise next year due to the weakening pound, 2016 looks set to be a record year for bargain hunters.   

Twitter Suspends CEO’s Account

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, had his account suspended this week, as a result of an “internal mistake”. Social media users were bemused to say the least, and reacted in typical Twitter fashion. His account was reactivated hours later, however, he had lost 700,000 followers in that time. 

Instagram Goes Live

After the controversy over Instagram’s Stories feature in the summer, the photo-sharing app has been borrowing ideas again – this time from its owner, Facebook. The app is rolling out Live video in Stories, however, unlike Facebook, the video will disappear after it has been viewed. 

And finally… The Worst Dog Hair Cut Ever?!

Twitter user Lindsay Martin tweeted out on Saturday that her mother had given her dog, Wembley, a bit of an interesting haircut…

… needless to say, social media absolutely loved it. 

Lindsay has reassured followers that despite Wembley’s interesting haircut, he is still the “best dog in the world” and that he is “treated like royalty”.