#FridayFiver ✋ – Fab Feel-Good Digital News
It’s been another testing week for us all, with Coronavirus continuing to dominate the headlines and causing all kinds of disruption.
However, we’ve continued to pull together and uplift one another, with fun content like the Stay at Home challenge helping to unite the masses on social.
So provided you’ve been following the social distancing guidance, give yourself a pat on the back and take a brief break for some helpful digital news.
? Siri on hand for health questions
With the current health crisis causing chaos and confusion amongst the public, Apple has been working hard to help provide a sense of calm and clarity. Its latest Siri update allows users to ask questions about Coronavirus and be directed to relevant services.
? Insta launches stay home sticker
Instagram has created a ‘stay home’ sticker for its stories feature to encourage social distancing. This cool new sticker works by adding your story to a group feed which your followers can view to see what you’re up to during your domestic days – a great way to stay connected!
⬅️ Featured snippets moving over
Google has been busy making various changes to featured snippets this year in an attempt to avoid duplication of search results. The latest move has seen the right-sidebar featured snippet moved over to the main results column, thus pushing lower ranking sites even further down to page.
♥️ Morrisons modifies its brand purpose
The best businesses are those with a strong and clear brand purpose that informs their behaviour. Supermarket chain Morrisons has taken the bold step of changing its core purpose to ‘feed the nation’ in a commitment to supporting consumers during these uncertain times.
? Video birthday parties
A London-based drama group swept in and saved the day when a little boy and his family were forced to self-isolate prior to his fourth birthday party. The group Magical Quests came up with the idea to host the party via video chat app Zoom. The kids had a fab time and this lovely act of kindness could not have come at a better time.
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