Monday Hot 5!

It’s Monday, and back by popular demand, the Monday Hot 5!

Facebook is Changing How it Ranks Videos

I swear this could be a weekly headline in the Hot 5…Facebook is giving more credit to videos with higher complete rates. What does this mean for you? It means the more often times people finish your videos – especially the long ones – they will be showed more often in news feeds. One practical way to start – add captions.

Anti-Trump Twitter Feeds

I hate to get political, but this is too good to ignore. US government Twitter feeds are rebelling against the new Don John Administration. With the new regime, there have been a lot of policy changes, almost all of them controversial, and ‘censoring’ what can and cannot be shared is a part of this new process. Well, a growing number of Twitter accounts are creating ‘alternate’ accounts to continue trumpeting their true values. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Crokinole on Ice

If you grew up in rural Saskatchewan, there’s a good chance you’ve had a bruised finger from playing too muck crokinole over the years. Well, leave it to those innovative Manitobans to put a new twist on an old idea. Enter crokinole curling; it’s played like it sounds, and I decided I am going to drive to Winnipeg to try it out because we need this game at Waskimo!

Editing Out Cancer

Scientists have recently created ‘designer’ cells to attack a previously incurable form of leukemia in two infants in the UK. I’m not an expert at how gene editing works, and there is a lot of controversy around it, but these types of results are promising. Imagine where health science will be in 10 years time!

Don’t Drink and Drive – Eat Doritos

It’s coming, and with it, a plethora of new, high-priced ads coming your way too. What else is arriving in time for the game? A Doritos bag that can tell you when you’ve had too much to drink.
“If it (the chip bag) decides you’ve been drinking — regardless of how much — an image of a red steering wheel appears on the otherwise stark black bag along with a reminder not to drive and a code for a $10 Uber discount (valid only on Super Bowl Sunday).”
Pretty cool of Doritos to make time to promote an important cause. But how weird is it to hold a chip bag to your face and breathe on it?
You wish every day was Monday, don’t you?
– Greg

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