Google Announces New, Free Digital Skills Training Sessions Online

With audiences now unable to attend in-person events, Google has announced an expansion of its Grow with Google training and education courses, with a new series of online sessions designed specifically to meet increased need during the crisis. As explained by Google:  “We’ll offer digital skills training, interviews with career experts and programming from partners including Merit America

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Facebook Launches 15 New Blueprint Courses to Help Businesses Maximize Their Online Opportunities

With more businesses looking to maximize their online opportunities amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, Facebook has this week released fifteen new, free Blueprint courses, covering a range of key elements. As explained by Facebook: “As businesses around the world are shifting their focus online, many are wondering where to start. To help with this transition, our business education

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Facebook Announces New Collaboration Tools for Workplace, Including First Steps into VR Offices

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a range of new remote collaboration tools for the company’s professional Workplace platform, including video chat Rooms and new ways to connect via Portal. Here’s a look a how Facebook’s working to cater to the rising demand for WFH tools. First off, Facebook’s expanding its new Messenger Rooms to Workplace, with Workplace Rooms.

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Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on Brand Sentiment (and Why You Should)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had major impacts on virtually everything that we do. We’re working from our homes, alongside our kids in virtual school classes, while shopping malls are emptied out, and even going for a walk can feel somewhat unsafe. Logically, COVID-19 has also impacted what people talk about, with pretty much every conversation you

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Reddit Launches New, 12-Week Online Advertising School Program

Reddit is hosting a new, online advertising school program, which will enable participants to learn from industry professionals, and submit work for assessment by the broader Reddit advertising community. Reddit’s Ad School will cover a range of key elements, including copywriting, PR and social media marketing. The Ad School classes will run once a week, with

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Facebook Outlines the Next Elements in its Free Group Admin Education Series

After running an initial series of virtual workshops for group admins last month, Facebook has now announced the next sessions in its Community Education series, which are designed to help Facebook group admins maximize community engagement. Facebook’s initial workshops focused on establishing your Facebook group, and dealing with the additional challenges posed by COVID-19 – you can view the

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Facebook Provides Tips on How to Make Your Posts More Accessible

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an event dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of digital inclusion, and ensuring that all people, of all capabilities, are able to participate equally online, where possible. There are more than a billion internet users with a disability or other impairment, and as such, we should all be looking to

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Facebook launches Shops to bring more businesses online during the pandemic

Facebook is making a major new push into e-commerce. The company today announced the launch of Shops, a way for businesses to set up free storefronts on Facebook and Instagram. The shops, which will be powered by third-party services, including Shopify, BigCommerce, and Woo, are designed to turn the social network into a top-tier shopping

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Facebook Invests $1 Billion into New Sea Cable to Improve Internet Access in Africa

Facebook has reportedly committed more than $1 billion to the development of a new sub-sea cable link designed to improve connectivity in Africa, and connect more people to the internet – and subsequently, connect more users to Facebook.  The plan’s part of Facebook’s broader mission to connect with world, with over 3.5 billion people reportedly still unable to access the

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