Including...the NHLF Strategy Survey, ArtUK's launch of Tagger and an episodic story of the alphabet.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Digital Snapshot, bringing you all the latest digital news, ideas, tips and guidance for the arts, culture, museums and heritage world.
This tweet about the fear induced by asking if you can 'just have a chat' reminded me of my pet peeve in Slack/Teams/Whatsapp messaging: don't just say 'Hi' and then spend five minutes typing your request. In those five minutes I've already assumed I'm being fired. Someone else was so annoyed by the same problem they made a whole website about it.
The NLHF have launched a Strategy Survey to give feedback on their strategy refresh. (via Chris Unitt's newsletter)
Tinder is abandoning its virtual currency and metaverse plans. The lesson here is - as TLC once said - don't go chasing waterfalls, stick to the rivers and lakes you're used to (to an extent).
The House of Lords has launched an open inquiry into the future of the creative industries to assess potential impact of emerging technologies.
ArtUK have launched Tagger, which allows people to add their own tags to artworks. Thoughts and prayers to their moderators.
Useful / bookmarkable
One Further did this handy Twitter thread on what SEO means.
James Akers from the Digital Culture Network has a good round-up of arts and culture newsletters. Yes, this is one of them. Hustle.
The snappily-titled Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) have released an online Wayfinder for digital toolkits to help with planning digital heritage projects.
If you're a non-profit then you're eligible for a $10,000 Google Ads grant. The Digital Culture Network have published a guide on how to make the most of it.
Distracting / entertaining / inspiring
I really enjoyed this episodic story of the alphabet, including childhood trauma, Anime-style heroes and humour. Alphabet animation https://twitter.com/MikeSalcedo_/status/1489078841536561160
If you ever worry about not having the most up-to-date kit, it's comforting that Parasite was edited using a 10-year old copy of Final Cut Pro 7.
Anyone with a nose can smell the desperation of Meta as it copies TikTok's features, forgetting why people use Facebook and Instagram in the first place. This New Yorker is a decent dive into why this is happening and where things may be heading: TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants.
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